If you have the chance to be in Germany this May, mark your calendar for the 54th International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen. As one of the oldest and most prestigious short film festivals in Europe, there will be screened - as in the many years before - a fine selection of outstanding short films.
The curators of the event have chosen 500 films out of 6,500 submissions. Short film professionals as well as interested visitors are welcome to see some of the finest works of the past year, experimental films, student films, art films and short live-action films of all genres. The festival can be attended between May 1st and 6th May.
In total, 40,000 Euros of prize money will be handed out, with 7,500 Euros for the "Grosse Preis der Stadt Oberhausen" alone.
If you have access to Central European Television, there will be related programming on 3SAT: -Wednesday, April 30th (about the festival) -Friday, May 2nd (past films) -Tuesday, May 6th (current films)