[Filmfestivalresearch] Open Call For Applications - The Oberhausen Seminar 2015

Christine Sutoris sutoris at kurzfilmtage.de
Thu Nov 6 16:51:43 CET 2014

*61^st International Short Film Festival **Oberhausen**, 30 April - 5 
May 2015*


*The second Oberhausen Seminar on contemporary artists' moving image 

*Open Call for Applications*


*The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, in conjunction with 
LUX (London) and The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York), is 
organising the second Oberhausen Seminar, which will be held during the 
61^st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (30 April to 5 May, 
2015). The Oberhausen Seminar is designed for international 
practitioners who work with moving images. Applications will be accepted 
now, the deadline for applications is 1 February, 2015.*

The Oberhausen Seminar is an experimental course designed to explore 
contemporary artists' moving image practice in the context of a renowned 
international film festival. International practitioners from various 
fields -- artists and filmmakers, curators and researchers who work with 
the moving image -- will use the Oberhausen Festival as a laboratory to 
discuss ideas in the curation of contemporary moving image media, the 
infrastructures which allow them to circulate, and the critical frames 
used to analyse them.

The second edition will be led by *Chi-hui Yang*, a film programmer, 
lecturer and writer based in New York. Yang sits on the selection 
committee for MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and is the president of the 
board of directors of the Flaherty Film Seminar. From 2000 to 2010 he 
was the Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film 
Festival. Yang is also the programmer of "Cinema Asian American", an 
on-demand service offered by Comcast in the US, a Visiting Scholar at 
New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Institute and an adjunct 
professor at Hunter College and Columbia University.

Opinions of participants of the first Oberhausen Seminar:

"I loved the entire framework of a seminar engaging in the festival 
together. I particularly liked Oberhausen, the setting."

"Meeting filmmakers was a great idea. The diverse range of filmmakers, 
curators, and academics was nice and rare."

Deadline for applications:*1 February, 2015*

Seminar fee:*Euro 200*



E-mail for enquiries:*seminar at kurzfilmtage.de*

Seminar fees cover all Seminar sessions, a Festival pass, and 
refreshments and lunch for the festival period (6 days). All Seminar 
activities will take place in English. A maximum of 30 applications will 
be selected.

*The organisers:*

The *International Short Film Festival Oberhausen*, founded in 1954, is 
one of the oldest short film festivals in the world and one of the major 
international platforms for the short form. Oberhausen is known for its 
prestigious competition programmes and extensive thematic programmes. In 
addition, the festival offers visitors a well-equipped Video Library, 
operates a non-commercial short film distribution service and owns an 
archive of short films from over 60 years of film history.

*LUX*is a public arts agency based in London that exists to support and 
promote artists' moving image work, through distribution, exhibition, 
education, publishing and research. The particular focus of LUX is 
visual arts-based moving image work -- a definition which includes 
experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, 
personal documentary, essay films and animation, and is inclusive both 
in terms of context and critical discourse.

The annual *Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, *founded in 1955, provides 
media makers, users, teachers andstudents an opportunity to confront the 
core of the creative process, reaffirm the freedom of the independent 
artist to explore beyond known limits and renew the challenge to discover.


Christine Sutoris
Leitung Organisation / Head of Organisation
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen gGmbH
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Grillostr. 34
46045 Oberhausen

Fon +49 (0)208 825-2925
Fax +49 (0)208 825-5413
sutoris at kurzfilmtage.de

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