Open Call: 69. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


German and international short films can now be submitted for the competitions of the 69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, which will take place from April 26 to May 1, 2023. In addition, the submission of clips for the 25th German MuVi Award for the best German music video is also now possible. In total, the Short Film Festival organizes five competitions: the International and German Competition, the NRW Competition for productions from North Rhine-Westphalia, the International Children’s and Youth Film Competition and the German MuVi Award. The festival awards over 41,000 euros in prize money in all competitions.

Applicable to all submissions
All submissions must be made via our website (online entry form). Film submissions are only possible specifically for one competition at a time. Double submissions will not be accepted.

Production date
After 1 January 2022

Premiere requirements
There are different premiere requirements in the individual competitions. Please check the individual sections and regulations.

Submission deadlines
For all competitions: 1 February 2023
Early Bird deadline (only for the International Competition): 1 October 2022
Eligible submissions received until that date will be previewed in advance. Submitters will be informed of the decisions in November 2022.
The deadline for all competitions refers to the date of receipt of the submissions. No extensions are possible.

Admitted scrfeening formats
For all competitions except MuVi: 35 mm, 16 mm und Super 8 sowie DCP

Handling fee
The submission of the first five works by one submitter is free of charge. From the sixth submission, a handling fee of 20 euros per film will be charged.

You can find the complete submission requirements in our regulations and the MuVi regulations.

Competition selection
All selection results will be announced in mid-March 2023.


EFA, Oscars, BAFTA

The Short Film Festival is a nominating festival for the European Film Awards and Qualifying Festival for the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Short Film Oscar and the British Academy Film Awards.

The 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

2022 Short Film Festival awarded a total of nearly 49,000 euros in prize money in seven competitions from April 30 to May 9. The festival took place hybrid, with separate online and on-site competitions. The 68th Short Film Festival recorded more than 800 accreditations from 72 countries. 163 works were screened in the competitions, and in total the 68th Short Film Festival presented around 600 films in all programs.