Oberhausen short films tour eleven countries

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

The fifth edition of “Oberhausen on Tour” gets on the road on 19 January 2011 for a debut screening in Hanover. From January to June 2011, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will once again be sending award-winning shorts and audience favourites off on a trip around the world. A selection of 50 short films from the last two festivals will be on view at 27 venues from Almaty to Jakarta.

One focal point of the present tour is Eastern Europe: dates in Riga, Sofia, Almaty and other Eastern European cities are scheduled, along with screenings in Paris, Innsbruck, Lausanne, Jakarta and elsewhere. Viewers in Germany will be able to catch the programme in Bamberg, Bochum, Bottrop, Brühl, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Lüneburg, Mainz, Munich, Münster or Nuremberg.

The countries:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Austria, Rumania, Switzerland.

The festival has put together eight different programmes for Oberhausen on Tour 2011. Organizers can choose from several “best of” line-ups with award-winners, audience favourites and highlights from the competitions, a selection of artist’s films, the clips from the MuVi Award 2010, or the works of Herbert Fritsch. Included are the winners of the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, Magnus Bärtås’s Madame & Little Boy, and the best entry award in the German Competition, Gesang der Jünglinge by Andree Korpys and Markus Löffler, as are current works by artists such as Yael Bartana, Jeanne Faust, Mounira al Solh and Jaan Toomik. Also awaiting discovery are films like Thiago Ricarte’s Chapa, the story of a Brazilian day labourer, or Catching, which tells of a Finnish woman working at a sawmill in Argentina, a fiction film by the young Finnish director Hannaleena Hauru.

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