40 YEARS OF CHILDREN’S FILM AT OBERHAUSEN

40 years of children’s films in Oberhausen

Short films for children have been shown in Oberhausen for the past 40 years. In 1978, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen invited young audiences to watch unusual films for the first time: animations, fiction films, documentaries and experimental films from around the world. Nine productions from nine countries and spanning four decades are exemplary of this great diversity: they include the humorous documentation of a taste experiment to adventure stories and imaginary journeys into the realm of animals, but also films in which curiosity, anger, rage and reconciliation play the leading role. They give an insight into what short films for children in Oberhausen have been, are, and can be.

MON, 2.10., 4 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums

BELLA UND MAX
DE 1986, D: Ulla Wagner, Gerd Haag, 16 Min., fiction, without dialogue, released for 6+
Noises from the street keep Bella awake on a summer night. Curiously she sneaks to the window and observes a man using black color to paint three shapes onto a wall. Bella rubs her eyes: something marvelous is happening…
BUNT
AT 1991, D: Thomas Renolder, 5 Min., Animation, without dialogue, released for 6+
A poetic canon of many colours, surfaces and forms which makes music visible.
EN EL ESPEJO DEL CIELO /IN THE MIRROR OF THE SKY
MX 1998, D: Carlos Salces, 10 Min., fiction, without dialogue, released for 6+
A peasant child catches a plane which causes him trouble.
FOUL
NO 2014, D: Rune Denstad Langlo, 6 Min., fiction, without dialogue, released for 6+
It can be tough to be a kid. Especially if you’re not part of the gang. A humorous and melancholy everyday odyssey.
HUG
JP 2013, D: Saki Iyori, 3 Min., animation, wihtout dialogue, released for 6+
Hug, hug and hug.
MINULLA ON TIIKERI / I’VE GOT A TIGER
FI 1979, D: Liisa Helminen, Tini Sauvo, 16 Min., animation, OV with German voiceover, released for 6+
A little boy has a shy tiger called Kalle who he tries to disguise when as a dog, when as a rocking horse, to keep its existence a secret. That is because there’s the scary and old Mrs. Kotilainen who always complains living in the same building. In the end it emerges that the other residents have secrets too.
SIENTJE
NL 1997, D: Christa Moesker, 5 Min., animation, without dialogue, released for 6+
A little girl gets very upset after a quarrel with her parents. What to do to get rid of your anger? Naughty examples how to work off steam to restore the peace with mum again.
SOUR DEATH BALLS
US 1992, D: Jessica Yu, 5 Min., fiction, without dialogue, released for 6+
There is a Japanese chewing gum so sour, it can help you lose your taste for sweet things. Trying them, adults and children screw up their faces.
TÔT OU TARD
CH 2007, D: Jadwiga Kowalska, 5 Min. animation, without dialogue, released for 6+
Squirrel and bat. Worlds and daytimes collide. The wheelwork in the underworld controls day, night and some things more. Through an accident this regulated routine comes to a standstill. So the joint journey of the two loners begins.
  • BELLA UND MAX DE 1986 R: Ulla Wagner, Gerd Haag
  • BUNT AT 1991 R: Thomas Renolder
  • EN EL ESPEJO DEL CIELO / IN THE MIRROR OF THE SKY MX 1998 R: Carlos Salces
  • FOUL NO 2014 R: Rune Denstad Langlo
  • HUG JP 2013 R: Saki Iyori
  • MINULLA ON TIIKERI / I’VE GOT A TIGER Fi 1979 R: Liisa Helminen, Tini Sauvo
  • SIENTJE NL 1997 R: Christa Moesker
  • SOUR DEATH BALLS US 1992 R: Jessica Yu
  • TÔT OU TARD Ch 2007 R: Jadwiga Kowalska