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69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 

Oberhausen, Germany, April 26 to May 1, 2023

Call for entries 

(Short films, all genres) 

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is currently accepting applications for its next edition. 

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival. 

Competitive: Yes 

Entry fees: the first five submissions by one submitter is free of charge. 

Film submissions are only possible specifically for one competition at a time. Double submissions will not be accepted. 


Please consultthe festival’s website for the eligibility criteria. 


The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world’s most respected short film events. In 2021, it reached 2,600 visitors online with almost 60,000 viewings in 75 countries and around 1,000 accredited industry visitors. Over 190 works were screened in the competitions; in total, the 67th Festival presented 400 films in all programmes. 

The 69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will present a total of five competitions. Oberhausen awards nearly 49,000 euros in prizes across competitions. As of Summer 2021, this is a qualifying or nominating festival for the European Film Awards, the Short Film Oscar, and the British Academy Film Awards. 

In 2022, three films from Canada were part of the selection: Tender directed by Christine Lucy Latimer (International Online Competition), The Decameron I directed by Kim Kielhofner (International Competition) and Ainoa directed by Jessica Lafrance (Canada-Spain, Children’s & Youth Film Competition) 

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection of Short Films in this festival and may provide assistance through the International Promotion Program

International Promotion 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890