Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Educational Workshops

Short films are more suitable for educational work than almost any other genre. They offer starting points for the most diverse topics, for political education as well as for language teaching and not least for film analysis and the development of media competence. This is why Oberhausen has been organising annual conferences for educators in cooperation with various partners for more than 25 years. Through cooperation with institutions such as Matthias-Film and Katholisches Filmwerk, our Festival is also involved in the distribution of children's short films. 

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Symposium LOOK

The LOOK conference draws on the diversity of short films shown annually at Oberhausen and is aimed at teachers, students, child and youth workers, social workers and multipliers. It provides participants with skills in dealing with short films and access to selected productions, serves as an exchange of ideas and offers suggestions for everyday pedagogical activities. In cooperation with the Centre for Cultural Education in Schools and Youth Work NRW, each issue of the initially limited to three-years project is dedicated to a special focus. 


Contact: Hilke Doering

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LOOK 2019: Short-Film-Worlds for children between 3 and 10 years old. German Flyer


LOOK 2018: Open for the other. Artistic short films and the recognition of diversityt. German Flyer


LOOK 2017: What can short film do in school and youth work?  German Flyer

Continuing education for religious education

Organised in cooperation with the secretariat of the German Bishops' Conference: Church and Society of the Protestant Church in the Rhineland and Westphalia, this workshop is aimed at religion teachers in particular. Outstanding contributions from the current Children's and Youth Film Competition are viewed together, analysed and discussed with regard to their use in religious education. The result of this joint work is a recommendation list of current children's and youth films from the competition programme for educational and cultural work. Films from the titles viewed are always purchased from various providers.

Contact: Franziska Ferdinand

Recommendation list children's and youth films 2018:
Handout in German


Recommendation list children's and youth films 2019:
Handout in German