Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Distribution catalogue 2019

Oberhausen presents its distribution catalogue 2019

New services, children's films, Alexander Sokurov and more



The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen offers a number of innovations in its new distribution programme: these include a selection of children's films, eleven works by Alexander Sokurov and, for the first time, the offer to rent films at a discount. A total of 47 current and older short films are now available, individually or as ready-made programmes, for non-commercial venues.


The Oberhausen distribution catalogue 2019 with a total of 47 individual titles and seven ready-made feature-length short film programmes is now available. One highlight are newly produced DCP copies with English subtitles of eleven works by Alexander Sokurov, made especially for the Festival. This makes the early work of one of the world's most important and influential filmmakers much easier to access. The copies are available for non-commercial use without screening rights; the Festival provides up-to-date contact details for the rights holders.


New in the programme is "Making Discoveries", a selection of children's films from the festival programmes of recent years. The films have been compiled for children from the age of eight, most of them are without language. Further programmes are "International Competition 2019" and "German Competition 2019", each with highlights from the current competitions, "MuVi Award 2019" with all candidates and two bonus videos, "Art and Experiment", which presents works situated on the boundary between art and film, and "Award Winners 2019" from the International and German Competition.


Oberhausen is also introducing volume discounts: the Festival offers rentals of 10 or 20 films within a year at strongly reduced flat rates. Interested parties can borrow the finished programmes as well as individual films or put together their own selection. On request, the Festival will advise on compilations and thematic research. Excerpts from all films are available online; the entire catalogue can also be downloaded there here.


The distribution of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is based on one of the oldest and most important short film collections in the world; it is international and non-commercial.


Information and bookings:

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Phone +49 (0)208 825-2652,


High resolution stills from the catalogue are available for download here.


Oberhausen, 3 September 2019


Press contact:

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