61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
13 & 14 May 2015, at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has been part of the highly charged field of short films for over 50 years now, as a catalyst and a showcase for contemporary developments, a forum for what are often heated discussions, a discoverer of new trends and talent, and not least as one of the most important short film institutions anywhere in the world. Some 6,000 films submitted on average per year, around 500 films shown in the festival programmes and over 1,100 accredited industry professionals are proof enough.
In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world's most respected film events - a place where filmmakers and artists ranging from Roman Polanski to Cate Shortland, from George Lucas to Pipilotti Rist have presented their first films. Oberhausen has managed to instigate various political and aesthetical developments, for instance through the Oberhausen Manifesto, perhaps the most important group document in the history of German film. Careful programming and a pioneering choice of subjects has helped the Festival to build up its exclusive position in an increasingly unpredictable market.
ARTos Foundationis proud to welcome for the first time two screening programs of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen which will take place on the 13 & 14 May 2015, at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute. Further Screenings in Cyprus include the 5 June 2015 at TECHNO.POLIS 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos and 7 & 8 June 2015, at the Pierides Museum, Larnaka, in collaboration with the Larnaka Cinema Society.
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is taking place within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
13 & 14 May 2015 at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation
English & German Language