International Short Film Festival Oberhausen on

     |    Saturday, der 3. May 2014
Mara Mattuschka burning_palace

Still from BURNING PALACE by Mara Mattuschka

Until May 6, the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen presents the state of the art in cinema under 45 minutes (where nowadays a lot of the action is). 134 films from 41 countries are competing in the International and German competitions, for the MuVi music video award and in special sections devoted to children’s films and works made in Oberhausen’s state Northern Rhine-Westphalia.

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Still from „Eine Liebeserklärung wird im entscheidenden Moment Wunder bewirken“ by Marlene Denningmann

Congratulations and good luck to Hamburg University of Fine Arts (HfbK) alumna Marlene Denningmann, whose graduate film “Eine Liebeserklärung wird im entscheidenden Moment Wunder wirken“ (A Declaration of Love at the Right Moment Can Work Miracles) is in the German Competition. Watch her short INTERVIEW #3 with actor Sebastian Urzendowsky on the HfbK channel on

In addition to presenting the best of current shorts and discussing the possibilities for the future, Oberhausen also showcases career retrospectives of the world’s most significant short filmmakers and media artists. This year, Bulgarian-born, Vienna-based Mara Mattuschka is in Oberhausen to screen 30 years of boundary-pushing works that negotiate body images, sexual identities and how popular culture influences them. If you can’t make to Oberhausen, watch her films on For industry guests and interested festival goers, Oberhausen provides program slots for distributors of media art to present their latest acquisitions. Our channel partners, Germany’s Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Sixpack and LI.MA (Living Media Art, the successor organization of the Netherlands Institute for Media Art NIMK) are screening latest works. On, you can watch a cross section of classic independent film and media art on the Arsenal,  Sixpack and LI.MA channels.