Film still from <em>Made in Germany: A New Home</em> Courtesy of Oberhausen Short Film Festival

Film still from Made in Germany: A New Home Courtesy of Oberhausen Short Film Festival

Oberhausen on Tour 2019

Films of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
  • Sun 24 Nov 2019
  • 11AM—12:30PM
  • 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.

Made in Germany 1: A New Home

This compilation is the first part of a series with the best German short films from the past 10 years. The films in the programme take a fresh look at family and home in Germany. While Helena Wittmann's camera slowly surveys living rooms, her protaganists hardly ever leave their home. Demons lurk everywhere. This is also the case with Bjørn Melhus, who cleverly interrogates the way a society that is waging war treats its veterans. Susann Maria Hempel on the other hand recalls with unerring acuity an experience unique to East Germany after 1989, portrayed as a exploded doll's house. The associative animation "Däwit", which has already been shown at more than 200 festivals, relates how a boy is forced to grow up among wolves. And at the end, Eva Könnemann tries to capture a rural village at the edge of the Ruhr area on camera, with the lack of production means leading her to develop an innovative artistic form and working method. All these works were not only festival favourites in Oberhausen; they also won important awards at many other festivals or recieved the German Short Film Award in Gold.

Wildnis | The Wild

DE, 2013, 12 min., Dir. Helena Wittmann

you and me

DE, 2009, 4 min., Dir. Karsten Krause

I'm Not the Enemy

DE, 2011, 13 min., Dir. Bjørn Melhus

Sieben mal am Tag Beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf, um nicht zu träumen |

Seven Times a Day We Complain About Our Fate and at Night We Get Up to Avoid Our Dreams

DE, 2014, 18 min., Dir. Susann Maria Hempel

Däwit | Daewit

DE, 2015, 15 min., Dir. David Jansen

Das offenbare Geheimnis | An Apparent Secret

DE, 2015, 29 min., Dir. Eva Könnemann

All films in German with English subtitles


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