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64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen – Film and Video Art in North Rhine-Westphalia

Event trip

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is considered the oldest short film festival in the world and one of the largest international platforms for the short form. The festival is unique for the range of forms and genres on show, as a discoverer of new trends and talents, and as a forum for controversial discussions. In May 2018, its 64th edition was the destination of eight international guests who accepted the invitation of the International Visitors Programme to get to know film and video art in North Rhine-Westphalia better and to establish contacts with protagonists of the local scene.

In addition to the festival events and competitions, the guests, including curators, journalists, festival directors and producers, were offered a varied programme: There was a meeting with festival director Dr. Lars Henrik Gass and Hilke Doering, head of the international competition at the festival, and the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein and the Ruhr Museum in Essen were visited.

The visitors' programme continued with a visit to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, where the guests from Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, France, India, Russia, Uruguay and the USA saw the exhibition "Günter Peter Straschek: Emigration - Film - Politics" about the well-known filmmaker and film historian Günter Peter Straschek. At the Düsseldorf Julia Stoschek Collection, an international private collection of contemporary art with a focus on time-based media, a private tour of the anniversary exhibition "10 YEARS JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION - GENERATION LOSS" was also organised.