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“A Month of Single Frames” to screen online with the 66th Oberhausen Film Festival

May 2020
Competition Selection 2020
International Competition

International Competition:

The world’s oldest short film competition is a forum for experiments, unusual content and formats, and the place for cinematic discoveries. Every year, filmmakers from all over the world present themselves here.

The International Competition selection includes artistic contributions from all genres, explores the freedom of the short form, surprises and enriches the audience. The industry audience research new films here and a premiere screened in this competition is often a springboard for selection by other festivals – not least for the Oscar (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).

The competition presents a selection of the most interesting works of the year and invites filmmakers from all over the world to present their work in person. In the International Competition, only German festival premieres are shown, including numerous world premieres. There is also a focus on works from countries outside the strong production infrastructures, especially from Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the African states.

The films selected by an independent committee from well over 6,000 submissions compete for prize money of 25,500 €. Prizes are awarded by four juries: the International Jury, the Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ecumenical Jury and the FIPRESCI Jury. 

Jury of the International Competition 2020

Frank Beauvais, filmmaker, France
Lerato Bereng, curator, South Africa
Dmitry Frolov, curator, Russia
Michał Matuszewski, curator, Poland
Brittany Shaw, curator, USA

Among the international competition films were works by

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Santiago Álvarez, Lindsay Anderson, Roy Andersson, Kenneth Anger, Andrea Arnold, Yael Bartana, Neil Beloufa, Jürgen Böttcher, Walerian Borowczyk, Stan Brakhage, Vera Chytilová, Jem Cohen, Terence Davies, Khavn De La Cruz, Valie Export, Milos Forman, Robert Frank, Karpo Godina, James Herbert, Takashi Ito, Joris Ivens, Ken Jacobs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Isaac Julien, Miranda July, William Kentridge, Jan Lenica, George Lucas, Dusan Makavejev, Jonas Mekas, Mike Mills, Kornel Mundruczo, Robert Nelson, Yoko Ono, Adina Pintilie, Roman Polanski, Laure Prouvost, Alain Resnais, Pipilotti Rist, Martin Scorsese, Cate Shortland, John Smith, Michael Snow, Alexander Sokurov, Jan Svankmajer, Eva Stefani, István Szabó, Matsumoto Toshio, François Truffaut, Gus Van Sant, Agnès Varda, Bill Viola, Apitchatpong Weerasethakul, Jia Zhang-Ke, Zelimir Zilinik

Full 2020 Program

Cuckoo Roller, Paddy Hay, 2019, 15’10”, International Competition
The Echo, Michael Gupta, 2020, 02’30”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Heavy Metal Detox, Josef Dabernig, 2019, 12’00”, International Competition 
Pomp, Katrina Daschner, 2020, 07’43”, International Competition 

The Institute, Alexander Glandien, 2020, 13’00”, German Competition
This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past, Cana Bilir-Meier, 2019, 16‘05‘‘, German Competition

Le Poisson fidèle, Atelier Collectif, 2019, 07’40”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Da-Dzma, Jaro Minne, 2019, 15’36”, International Competition

Baile, Cíntia Domit Bittar, 2019, 18’00”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
O Jardim Fantástico, Fábio Baldo/Tico Dias, 2020, 20’30”, International Competition

Le mangeur d’orgues, Diane Obomsawin, 2019, 01’19”, International Competition
Oursons, Nicolas Renaud, 2019, 09’10”, International Competition 

The Initiation Well, Chris Kennedy, 2020, 03’30”, International Competition

Extrañas Criaturas, Cristina Sitja/Cristobal Leon, 2019, 15’00”, International Competition/Children’s and Youth Film Competition

I Am the People_I, Li Xiaofei, 2019, 25’00”, International Competition
Phoenix, Su Zhong, 2020, 07’27”, International Competition

PLATA O PLOMO, Nadia Granados, 2019, 04’19”, International Competition 
Ramón, Natalia Bernal Castillo, 2020, 07’10”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Porvenir, Renata Poljak, 2020, 12’15”, International Competition
Strujanja, Katerina Duda, 2019, 16’10”, International Competition

Las Muertes de Arístides, Lázaro Lemus, 2019, 16’10”, International Competition

Czech Republic
Apparatus as a Goal of History, Zbyněk Baladrán, 2019, 13’52”, International Competition 
Milenina píseň, Anna Remešová/Marie Lukacova, 2019, 09’01”, International Competition

Patentti Nr. 314805, Mika Taanila, 2020, 02’16”, International Competition
Talvinen järvi, Petteri Saario, 2019, 15’00”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Crossing Paths, Éva Freund, 2019, 09’55”, International Competition

Cœur Fondant, Benoît Chieux, 2019, 11’20”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Esperança, Cécile Rousset/Jeanne Paturle/Benjamin Serero, 2019, 05’25”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Never look at the Sun, Baloji, 2019, 05’16”, International Competition 
Mat et les gravitantes, Pauline Penichout, 2019, 26’00”, International Competition
Moutons, loup et tasse de thé…, Marion Lacourt, 2019, 12’10”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Sous la canopée, Bastien Dupriez, 2019, 06’38”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Têtard, Jean-Claude Rozec, 2019, 13’40”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Un lynx dans la ville, Nina Bisiarina, 2019, 06’48”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Aquí y allá, Melisa Liebenthal, 2019, 21’41”, International Competition

Nan Fang Shao Nv (She Runs), Qiu Yang, 2019, 19’32”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Sans plomb, Louise Groult, 2019, 08‘00‘‘, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Sukar, Ilias El Faris, 2019, 09’00”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

France/South Africa/Germany
Shepherds, Teboho Edkins, 2020, 27’00”, German Competition/International Competition

France/South Korea
Boriya, Min Sung Ah, 2019, 17’13”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Scenes from Trial and Error, Tekla Aslanishvili, 2020, 32’00”, German Competition

Abgelaufen, Roman Schaible, 2019, 04’39”, MuVi Award
AQUA IMPROMPTU, Ebba Jahn, 2019, 13’12”, German Competition
attractions, Patrick Wallochny, 2019, 04’16”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Beasts Of No Nation, Krzysztof Honowski, 2019, 09’28”, German Competition
Becky’s Weightloss Palace, Bela Brillowska, 2020, 08’00”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Berzah, Deren Ercenk, 2020, 26’22”, NRW Competition
Causality and Meaning, Martin Brand, 2020, 09’17”, German Competition
Chico Crew I, Christine Gensheimer, 2020, 2’17”, MuVi Award
Das war unsere BRD, Ariane Andereggen/Ted Gaier, 2019, 10’01”, MuVi Award
Der natürliche Tod der Maus, Katharina Huber, 2020, 21’34”, German Competition
Die sehen ja nur, die wissen ja nichts, Silke Schönfeld, 2020, 26’58”, NRW Competition
Dunkelfeld, Marian Mayland/Patrick Lohse/Ole-Kristian Heyer, 2020, 17’35”,German Competition
Eurydike, Zaza Rusadze/Andreas Reihse, 2020, 03’45”, MuVi Award
Freeze Frame, Soetkin Verstege, 2019, 05’00”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Ganze Tage zusammen, Luise Donschen, 2019, 23’00”, German Competition
If there is love, you will take it, Daniel Hopp, 2020, 10’41”, German Competition
Im toten Park, Moritz Liewerscheidt, 2019, 08’00”, NRW Competition
Introspektion, Hamid Kargar, 2019, 04’14”, MuVi Award
Jona, Jonathan Schaller, 2019, 16’12”, NRW Competition
Kunst, Dietrich Brüggemann, 2019, 03’57”, MuVi Award
L’Artificio, Francesca Bertin, 2020, 23’00”, German Competition
Labor of Love, Sylvia Schedelbauer, 2020, 11’30”, German Competition
Mad Mieter, M + M (Weis/De Mattia), 2019, 06’09”, German Competition
Nackenwirbel, DIE GLITZIES/Nina Werner/Simon Quack/André Siegers/Bernd Schoch, 2020, 05’53”, MuVi Award
Passage, Ann Oren, 2020, 12’48”, German Competition
Phoenix, Florian Felix Koch, 2020, 13’32”, NRW Competition
Play Me That Silicon Waltz Again, Rainer Knepperges, 2019, 03’41”, NRW Competition
schichteln, Verena Wagner, 2019, 21’28”, German Competition
Shadowbanned, Jan Lankisch, 2020, 03’28”, MuVi Award
Semiotics of the City, Daniel Burkhardt, 2020, 04’00”, NRW Competition
SUGAR, Bjørn Melhus, 2019, 20’30”, German Competition
there may be uncertainty, Paul Reinholz, 2020, 28’58”, NRW Competition
Vicious, Lucie Friederike Mueller, 2019, 02’35”, MuVi Award
VIVE LA LIBERTÉ, Dieter Reifarth/Vollrad Kutscher, 2019, 05’32”, German Competition
Wer sagt denn das?, Timo Schierhorn/UWE, 2019, 03’00”, MuVi Award

them people, Nausheen Javed, 2020, 05’37”, NRW Competition

The Ghosts We Left at Home, Faris Alrjoob, 2020, 21’00”, German Competition

Klusā daba, Anna Ansone, 2020, 22’00”, NRW Competition

Letters from Silivri, Adrian Figueroa, 2019, 15’50”, German Competition
Onun Haricinde, İyiyim, Eren Aksu, 2020, 14’00”, German Competition

Nolove, Sergii Kushnir, 2020, 03’27”, MuVi Award

Sketch Artist, Loretta Fahrenholz, 2019, 03’44”, MuVi Award

King of Sanwi, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2020, 07’18”, International Competition *

BELLA, Thelyia Petraki, 2020, 24’30”, International Competition

What We Still Can Do, Nora Ananyan, 2019, 14’34”, International Competition 

Bittersweet, Sohrab Hura, 2019, 13’48”, International Competition 

Christy, Brendan Canty, 2019, 14’17”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Receiver, Jenny Brady, 2019, 14’36”, International Competition

Chinbin Western, Kazoku no Hyosho (Chinbin Western, Representation of the family), Chikako Yamashiro, 2019, 32’00”, International Competition
yumemi banani utsutsu (Dreaming Away), Yuta Masuda, 2019, 09’38”, International Competition

Abzel, Aizhamal Akchalova, 2019, 11’47”, International Competition
Ayana, Aidana Topchubaeva, 2019, 20’44”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

MAN, Yulia Timoshkina, 2020, 11’45”, International Competition

Camera Trap, Chris Chan Fui Chong, 2019, 09’40”, International Competition 

( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) (ecos del volcán), Charles Fairbanks/Saul Kak, 2019, 18’15”, International Competition
Dresden Codex, Colectivo los ingrávidos, 2019, 04’59”, International Competition

Junu Ko Jutta, Kedar Shrestha, 2019, 13’02”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Elf, Luca Meisters, 2019, 12’52”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
En route, Marit Weerheijm, 2019, 10’09”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
L’eau Faux, Serge Onnen/Sverre Fredriksen, 2020, 15’30”, International Competition 
Zachte Krachten, Julia Kaiser, 2019, 20’56”, International Competition

Cuojnasat, Ann Holmgren, 2019, 02’34”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Escape Velocity, Jon Lazam, 2019, 02’00”’, International Competition
We still have to close our eyes, John Torres, 2019, 13’00”, International Competition 

Śnię o Rosji, Evgeniia Klemba, 2020, 08’50”, International Competition

Six Portraits of Pain, Teresa Villaverde, 2019, 25’02”, International Competition

The Smell of Coffee, Nishok Nishok , 2019, 11’38”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

South Korea
Front Door, Ye-jin Lee, 2019, 03’12”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Grietas, Alberto Gross, 2019, 12’23”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Profecía, Julieta Juncadella, 2020, 13’11”, International Competition 

En film, Mårten Nilsson, 2019, 04’14”, International Competition 
Jamila, Sophie Vukovic, 2019, 13’02”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Alma Nel Branco, Agnese Làposi, 2019, 24’50”, International Competition 
Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen, Lena von Döhren, 2020, 04’30”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Gira Ancora, Elena Petitpierre, 2019, 22’09”, International Competition
Warum Schnecken keine Beine haben, Aline Höchli, 2019, 10’44”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Getting Started, William Crook, 2019, 02’01”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Wan Ru Yan Huo (Like Fireworks), Ting-wei Chang,, 2019, 15’00”, Kinder- und Jugendfilmwettbewerb

I’m Not Your F***ing Stereotype, Hesome Chemamah, 2019, 28’59”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Ahtapot, Engin Erden, 2019, 12’26”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
MAMAVILLE, Irmak Karasu, 2019, 20’46”, International Competition 

A Thin Place, Fergus Carmichael, 2019, 12’16”, International Competition
Amaryllis – a Study, Jayne Parker, 2020, 07’00”, International Competition
Dungarees, Abel Rubinstein, 2019, 05’30”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Hacer Una Diagonal Con La Musica, Aura Satz, 2019, 10’20”, International Competition
Hard, Cracked the Wind, Mark Jenkin, 2019, 17’18”, International Competition
Our Largest, Marcus Forde, 2019, 05’32”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Turning, Linnéa Haviland, 2019, 01’50”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition 

Junkerhaus, Karen Russo, 2019, 07’30”, International Competition

A Song Often Played on the Radio, Raven Chacon/Cristobal Martinez, 2019, 23’25”, International Competition
A Month of Single Frames, Lynne Sachs, 2019, 14’12”, International Competition
Furthest From, Kyung Sok Kim, 2019, 18’58”, Children’s and Youth Film Competition
Hampton, Kevin Jerome Everson/Claudrena N. Harold, 2019, 06’00”, International Competition
Isn’t it a Pity, Heather Trawick, 2019, 07’50”, International Competition

South Korea/USA
Latency/ Contemplation 6, Seoungho Cho, 2020, 06’51”, International Competition

không đề #2 (untitled #2), Nguyen Anh Tu Pham, 2019, 03’02”, International Competition

* Not running as part of the online festival.

“A Month of Single Frames” screening at the Iowa City Documentary Festival

April 30- May 2, 2020
The 17th Annual Iowa City International Documentary Festival

The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa. Our mission is to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. We seek innovative new works of 30 minutes or less that both complicate and expand upon conventional approaches to nonfiction and documentary.


I Can’t / Lori Felker / US / 2020 / 5:00/ Silent – A roll of film is not a successful conduit for grief.

SIR BAILEY / Matthew Ripplinger / Canada / 2018 / 8:00 – A portrait of the filmmaker’s old friend. The film’s surgical cutting and state of decay symbolizes Bailey’s suffering of bone cancer, consisting of home made photographic emulsion, contact printing, and reticulation. Sir Bailey embarks on an existential journey through the shattering photo-chemical plane during his last day of life.

LIMEN / Kathryn Ramey / US / 2019 / 2:06 – Threshold. At the boundaries of perception. Between one state and another.

Ascensor / Adrian Garcia Gomez / US / 2019 / 8:02 – Ascensor is an exploration of grief, longing and mysticism through a queer lens. It documents a syncretic ritual that culls from the magical reverberations in Mexican culture to process the unexpected loss of a dear friend. The repetition of the ritual eventually leads to the transcendence of physical space, transforming unrelenting ache into shining resilience. Philip Horvitz 1960 – 2005

A Month of Single Frames / Lynne Sachs with and for Barbara Hammer US / 2019 / 14:00 – In 1998, filmmaker Barbara Hammer had an artist residency in a shack without running water or electricity. While there, she shot film, recorded sounds and kept a journal. In 2018, Barbara began her own process of dying by revisiting her personal archive. She gave all of her images, sounds and writing from the residency to filmmaker Lynne Sachs and invited her to make a film with the material. Through her own filmmaking, Lynne explores Barbara’s experience of solitude. She places text on the screen as a confrontation with a somatic cinema that brings us all together in multiple spaces and times.

Pilgrim / Cauleen Smith US / 2016 / 11:00 – A live recording of an Alice Coltrane piano performance accompanied by a visual track that documents a pilgrimage across the USA taken by Cauleen Smith, tracing historic sites of creativity and generosity that were an inspiration to her: Alice Coltrane’s Sai Anantam Ashram; the Watts Towers; and the Watervliet Shaker Historic District.


Headroom + Vertical Cinema Present: Films by/ with/ for Barbara Hammer












December 19, 2019
Iowa City, Iowa

Headroom + Vertical Cinema Present: Films by/ with/ for Barbara Hammer

For the last experimental film event of the season, Headroom and Vertical Cinema are appropriately teaming up to present a memorial screening of collaborations by Barbara Hammer, curated by Deborah Stratman!

With a career spanning fifty years, Barbara Hammer is recognized as a pioneer of queer cinema. A visual artist working primarily in film and video, Hammer created a groundbreaking body of experimental work that illuminates lesbian histories, lives and representations. Stated Hammer, “My work makes these invisible bodies and histories visible. As a lesbian artist, I found little existing representation, so I put lesbian life on this blank screen, leaving a cultural record for future generations.”

Barbara Hammer was born in 1939 in Hollywood, California. She lived and worked in New York until her death in 2019.

This set of films, collaborations made by, with, and for Barbara Hammer was curated by Deborah Stratman, who will be in attendance at the screening.


A Month of Single Frames (for Barbara Hammer)

“A Month of Single Frames” by Lynne Sachs
Made with and for Barbara Hammer
14 min. color sound 2019

Here is the trailer:

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PLEASE WRITE  info@lynnesachs.com to see the film in its entirety.

In 1998, filmmaker Barbara Hammer had a one-month artist residency in the C Scape Duneshack which is run by the Provincetown Community Compact in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The shack had no running water or electricity. While there, she shot 16mm film with her Beaulieu camera, recorded sounds with her cassette recorder and kept a journal.

In 2018, Barbara began her own process of dying by revisiting her personal archive. She gave all of her Duneshack images, sounds and writing to filmmaker Lynne Sachs and invited her to make a film with the material.

“While editing the film, the words on the screen came to me in a dream. I was really trying to figure out a way to talk to the experience of solitude that Barbara had had, how to be there with her somehow through the time that we would all share together watching her and the film.  My text is a confrontation with a somatic cinema that brings us all together in multiple spaces at once.” — Lynne Sachs

Support provided by Wexner Center Film/ Video Studio and Artist Residency Award – Jennifer Lange, Curator.  Additional Editing by Paul Hill; with gratitude to Florrie Burke.


LUX & Club des Femmes present Evidentiary Bodies: Celebrating Barbara Hammer & Carolee Schneemann, London; 21st Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival (Fest CurtasBH), Brazil; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; DocLisBoa, Portugal; Museo de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires, Argentina; MUTA, International Audio Visual Appropriation Festival, Lima, Perú; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, Montana, Museum of Modern Art Documentary Fortnight 2020; MiradasDoc Festival, Canary Islands, Spain; Punto de Vista Film Festival, Pamplona, Spain.








LUX & Club des Femmes Celebrating Barbara Hammer & Carolee Schneemann