Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Call for Entries 2020

66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 13-18 May 2020

Calling for submissions to our 66th edition now

 

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is now inviting submissions to its 66th edition, which will take place in Oberhausen from 13 to 18 May 2020. The Festival organises five competitions: International, German, films from North Rhine-Westphalia, International Children’s and Youth Films and the MuVi Award for the best German music video. A total of almost 41,000 Euros will be awarded in prize money. In addition, a dedicated ECFA (European Children's Film Association) jury will nominate one film from the International Children’s and Youth Film Competition for the ECFA Short Film Award which will be conferred at the ECFA general assembly during the 2021 Berlinale.

 

NEW: Handling fee from the sixth film

The submission of the first five works by one submitter is free of charge. From the sixth submission onwards, a handling fee of 20 Euros per film will be charged.

 

Films must be submitted as preview links. The entry forms and regulations for all competitions are now online here.

 

 

International productions:

 

Early bird deadline for submissions: 15 September 2019 (receipt)

Final deadline for submissions: 1 February 2020 (receipt)

 

- eligible are films whose principal producer or production company reside outside Germany

- maximum length 35 minutes

- produced after 1 January 2019

- to be eligible for the International Competitions, international productions must be German festival premieres

- awards totalling 25,500 Euros

 

International productions will be previewed for the International Competition and, if suitable, for the Children’s and Youth Film Competition.

 

 

German productions:

 

Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2020 (receipt)

 

- eligible are films whose principal producer or production company reside in Germany

- maximum length 45 minutes

- produced after 1 January 2019

- awards totalling 7,500 Euros (German Competition) and 2,250 Euros (NRW Competition)

 

German productions will be previewed for the German Competition, productions from North Rhine-Westphalia will also be previewed for the NRW Competition. In addition, suitable films will be previewed for the Children’s and Youth Film Competition.

 

 

International Children’s and Youth Film Competition:

 

- awards totalling 2,000 Euros

- one nomination for the ECFA Short Film Award

- for German productions the regulations of the German Competition apply, for international productions the regulations of the International Competition apply with the exception of the provision concerning German festival premieres

 

 

22nd MuVi Award for the best German music video:

 

Deadline for submissions: 25 February 2020 (receipt)

 

- eligible are music videos whose director and/or principal producer or production company reside in Germany

- maximum length 15 minutes

- produced after 1 January 2019

- awards totalling 3,500 Euros

 

Oberhausen, 1 August 2019

 

Press contact: Sabine Niewalda, T +49 (0)208 825-3073, niewalda@kurzfilmtage.de