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International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Award winners 2020

November 19, 2021 @ 20:00 - 23:00

Free Admission

Following the great success of last year’s Oberhausen International Short Film Festival Tour, Artos House in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut are proud to welcome the screening of the programs ‘Award winners 2020’ on the 19th of November, the ‘International Competition’ on the 20th of November and the ‘Made in Germany 3’ on the 21st of November at 20:00, at ARTos House.

In the course of six decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has developed into one of the most highly acclaimed cultural events worldwide – a place where renowned figures like Agnès Varda, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Kluge and Werner Herzog first showed their films. Oberhausen is the world’s oldest short film festival and in the meantime also enjoys an excellent standing in the art scene, where short films and videos play an increasingly important role today

Screening 19th of November

This selection of winners of the 2020 festival also includes works that have even received several awards. Sohrab Hura’s “Bittersweet” is a reflection on family relationships and domestic spaces, exploring the bond between the filmmaker and his mother and that between his mother and her beloved dog. Hura uses his grainy flash shots to sensitively capture intimate and banal moments in the life of his mother, who suffers from acute paranoid schizophrenia. In Bjørn Melhus’ elaborately produced science fiction film “SUGAR”, a robot attempts to free the inhabitant of a post-apocalyptic consumer world from the prison of his routines through physical proximity. The finely staged “Shepherds” by Teboho Edkins shows cattle thieves serving time in a prison in Lesotho. They talk about their lives and why they came here. The closed room becomes a stage for universal dramas of mankind. In “A Month of Single Frames”, on the other hand, Lynne Sachs processes material that was given to her by filmmaker and performance artist Barbara Hammer shortly before her death. The result is an expressive study of life in all its forms and the difficulty of facing death. The film, which was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, is convincing in its ability to find poetry and complexity in simple things.


Award Winners


A Month of Singles Frames

Lynne Sachs,USA 2019,

colour, English, 14‘



Teboho Edkins, France/South Africa/Germany

2020, colour, Sotho with English subs, 27‘



Sohrab Hura, India 2019,

colour and b/w, English, 14‘



Bjørn Melhus, Germany 2019,

colour and b/w, English, 20‘30‘‘


November 19, 2021
20:00 - 23:00
Free Admission
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