Films from International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will be presented at the biggest African art fair, at the FNB JoburgArtFair.

Founded in 2008, the FNB JoburgArtFair is the leading and oldest art fair on the African continent. From 11 to 13 September, galleries, artists, collectors, journalists and lovers of African art from Africa, but also from places like London or Paris, will meet in Johannesburg in South Africa. The focus of this year’s event will be on experimental film and live performance.

Following an invitation of the Goethe Institut Johannesburg and the JoBurgArtFair, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will present two programmes of films from recent years at the fair. Hilke Doering, head of the International Competition, will be in Johannesburg to introduce the films. The programme features a number of prize winners including Sans-titre (Neïl Beloufa, France 2011), winner of the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen in 2001, and La Estancia (Federico Adorno, Paraguay 2014), winner of the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen in 2014. An additional selection of films will be shown permanently at the Goethe Institute stand.

The film programmes:


  • Sans-titre, Neïl Beloufa, France 2011
  • La Estancia, Federico Adorno, Paraguay 2014
  • Freedom and Independence, Bjørn Melhus, Germany 2015


  • Epistrofi stin odo aiolu, Maria Kourkouta, France/Greece 2013
  • Item Number, Oliver Husain, Germany/Canada 2012
  • Sieben Mal am Tag beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf um nicht zu träumen, Susann Maria Hempel, Germany 2014

Works presented at the Goethe Institut stand:

  • Exorcize Me, Ang Sookoon, Singapore 2013
  • Extreme Fugue for One Voice, Laima Ieva Epnere, Latvia 2013
  • Federsee, John Skoog, Sweden 2013
  • Īsfilma par dzīvi, Laila Pakalnina, Latvia 2014
  • Two Films about Loneliness, Christopher Eales/Will Bishop-Stephens, Great Britain 2014
  • Dad’s Stick, John Smith, Great Britain 2014
  • Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful, Akosua Adoma Owusu, USA/Ghana 2011
  • Tolko Moi, Alena Tereshko, Russia 2014
  • We know We Are Just Pixels, Laure Prouvost, Great Britain 2014
  • Atrophy, Palesa Shongwe, South Africa 2009
  • xx-xx-xx-gewobenes papier, Michel Klöfkorn, Germany 2014
  • Tic Tac, Josephine Ahnelt, Austria 2011
  • Ersatz, Elodie Pong, Switzerland/France 2011
  • Tonight Something Was at My Door, Christine Gensheimer, Germany 2010
  • Approaching the puddle, Sebastian Gimmel, Germany 2014
  • The Night, Lior Shamriz, Germany 2014