Oberhausen Festival goes online


The 66th Int’l Short Film Festival Oberhausen is happy to announce that all films selected for this year’s Children’s & Youth Film Competition will be presented in an online edition between 13-18 May, also including all ECFA Short Award nominees from 2019.


39 films from 25 countries were selected from 577 submissions and will be programmed in 3-16 years old age groups. As part of this year’s Children’s & Youth Cinema, Oberhausen Online will also present four nominees from last year’s ECFA Short Film Award, including the winning film BLOEISTRAAT 11 (photo) by Nienke Deutz (Belgium).




Awards in this competition, worth a total amount of €3,000, will be chosen as usual by two juries of kids and youngsters in the award ceremony on 18 May. There will even be an ECFA Jury to nominate one title for the ECFA Short Award 2021. The Festival would like to thank its prize sponsors WBO and EVO Oberhausen and the Rotary Club Oberhausen, as well as the juries, for their willingness to enter into and support this exceptional festival format.


The online edition will officially open on 13 May here. On that day also the first children’s and youth films will be available online, until 18 May. Further information on films, schedules and online access will be published on www.kurzfilmtage.de.