Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

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


The 66th festival edition goes online with over 350 films in the festival programme


The programmes of the online edition of the 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen are now almost complete: from 13 to 18 May 2020, the Festival will show over 350 films online. These include not only the festival's five competitions with a total of 136 works, but also numerous other sections. Among others, three of the five planned Profiles will be presented, two archives from Poland and Russia will present their work, new programme series such as the Documentary Spotlight, the Country Focus and a cooperation with the Goethe-Institut will celebrate their premieres on the Internet, and much more. The Distributor Screenings, at which eleven international distributors of experimental films offer a selection of their catalogues, are also accessible online.


Due to the Corona crisis, the International Short Film Festival Oberhause is organising its 66th edition as an online festival. From 13 to 18 May 2020, almost two thirds of the originally planned festival volume of around 550 films will go online, comprising more than 350 films. Numerous sections can be viewed in whole or in part on the Internet. Not only films will be streamed: filmmakers will present their work in person, a DJ set will go online every day, and talks and discussions will complete the programme.


Visitors will have access to the programmes via a festival pass at a price of 9.99 euros, with which anyone interested can watch short films for six days without restriction, from children's films for three-year-olds to Kenyan web series. Advance sales begin at the end of April, when the programmes with all films will also be published on the Festival website. All proceeds from the sale of festival passes are passed on by the Festival to the Stiftung Sozialwerk der VG Bild Kunst.


The opening on 13 May at 7.30 p.m. and the awards ceremony on 18 May at 7.30 p.m. are open to the public and are also accessible via


Oberhausen has already launched a blog on its website in early April, featuring an extensive number of entries, which provides a lead-up and framework for the online edition.


The festival programmes:



International Competition

German Competition

NRW Competition

Children and Youth Film Competition

MuVi Award for the best German music video



Susannah Gent, UK, filmmaker and artist

Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo, Rwanda/Switzerland, filmmaker

Maya Schweizer, Germany, filmmaker and artist



Fundacja Arton, Poland

Cyland Video Archive, Russia


Music video programmes

MuVi International

MuVi 14 +


Further programmes

Introducing: Country Focus Portugal

Introducing: Documentary Spotlight

Introducing: The Goethe-Institut presents... The Nest Collective, Nairobi

Distributor Screenings (11 distributors)

Katrina Daschner: An eight-part dream novella

EYE presents films by Henri Plaat

Open Screening

Award Winners of Other Festivals

The One Minutes

The Oberhausen Selection


A Different Perspective

Favourite Films of the Team

DJ sets on the net



Accreditation is still possible until 30 April here:


Oberhausen, 22 April 2020


Press contact: Sabine Niewalda, T +49 (0)208 825-3073,