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International Short Film Festival Oberhausen ‘International Competition’

November 20, 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 20th of November

This programme brings together some of the most interesting films from the 2020 International Competition. In 1982 the indigenous Zoque community was forced to relocate due to the eruption of a volcano. “( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) )” is the portrait of a village in Chiapas, Mexico, its culture, sounds and architecture. The film documents the modern challenges and world view of a community that is also under political pressure to preserve its land and rights. Indigenous culture also plays an important role in the feature film “O Jardim Fantástico”. Here, following an old tradition, a teacher administers ayahuasca in her classroom to teach her students other levels of reality. In “BELLA” by Thelyia Petraki, the boundaries between feature film and documentary become blurred when, in Greece in the late 1980s, first the country, then the world, and perhaps even her personal environment undergoes serious change before the eyes of the idealistic worker Anthi. In “Gira Ancora” an adolescent roams his neighbourhood in Palermo. In the tradition of Neorealism, the camera lets us participate in the life of this community and at the same time shows how the rumours about his mother gradually make him an outsider. The protagonist’s world contracts in ever tighter circles.

International Competition

The Fantastic Garden

Tico Dias/Fábio Baldo, Brazil 2019,

colour, Portuguese with English subs, 21‘


( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) )

Saúl Kak/Charles Fairbanks, Mexico 2019,

colour, Spanish with English subs, 18‘30‘‘



Thelyia Petraki, Greece 2020, colour,

Greek, English, Russian with English subs, 24‘30‘‘


One More Round

Elena Petitpierre, Switzerland 2019,

colour, Italian with English subs, 22‘


November 20, 2021
20:00 - 23:00
Free Admission
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Goethe-Institut Zypern
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