- Wed 20 Nov 2019
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry
- All welcome
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated exempt
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest short film festivals in the world. Held in Oberhausen, Germany it is one of the major international platforms for the short form.
Award Winners | Preisträger
In this selection of the prizewinners at the 2018 Festival, shower scenes in Oliver Pietsch‘s exceptional found footage work first transport us into the strange heart of cinema.
In Eva Stefani‘s film, an aimless drive through Athens intensifies into a unique and atmospheric vision of the city. “Um filme para Ehuana” observes the life of a Yanomami community in the Brazilian rainforest. In this encounter, the power of every small gesture reminds us that we are in the midst of the forest and its denizens. In melancholy images and with a laconic voice-over, Alexandra Gulea portrays a decrepit Romanian industrial area in which mothers have left their children behind to work in the West.
Finally, the epic “Magnificent Obsession” uses the example of contemporary China to tell about the quest for enlightenment, and about the relationship between the individual and the community and how the individual can live in its reality.
Limerence | Yves Tumor
DE, 2018, 5.30 min., Dir. Oliver Pietsch
Hirografo | Manuscript
GR, 2017, 12 min., Dir. Eva Stefani
In Greek/English with English subtitles
Um filme para Ehuana | A Film for Ehuana
BR, 2018, 26 min., Dir. Louise Botkay
In Portugese with English subtitles
VALEA JIULUI – NOTES
DE, 2018, 13.30 min., Dir. Alexandra Gulea
In Romanian with English subtitles
CH, 2018, 26 min., Dir. Zhong Su
All films in German with English subtitles (Unless otherwise stated)