Alena Tereshko (fourth from the left) at the panel discussion at the Oberhausen festival
CYLAND artist Alena Tereshko participated in an International Competition of the 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, taking place May 5 through 10, 2016. Tereshko presented at the festival her intimate video work from 2015 entitled Black & Sea and joined the following panel discussion with other artists. Besides the International Competition, the festival lead German Competition and International Children’s and Youth Film Competition as well as the MuVi Award for best German music video and, since 2009, the NRW Competition for productions from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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. During the long history of the Oberhausen festival, many careers got off to a successful start. A few of the filmmakers and artists who showed their early works in Oberhausen: Doug Aitken, Kenneth Anger, Vera Chytilová, Valie Export, Miloš Forman, Werner Herzog, Jochen Kuhn, Jan Lenica, Chris Marker, Roman Polanski, Pipilotti Rist, Christoph Schlingensief, Martin Scorsese, István Szabó, Agnès Varda, Adolf Winkelmann.
Trailer of the 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Oberhausen is furthermore known today for its extensive thematic programmes such as “Shooting Animals. A Brief History of Animal Film” (2011), “Memories Can’t Wait. Film without Film” (2014) or “The Third Image. 3D Cinema as Experiment” (2015). The festival in addition 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 cinema history.