Oberhausen (dpa) - With a personal life balance in view of the corona pandemic, the Japanese filmmaker Yuri Muraoka won the city's grand prize at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.

The prize awarded by an international jury was awarded online on Monday evening.

“In 2020, when the world was forced to change, I wanted to understand what had changed in me and what hadn't,” wrote the filmmaker about her 11.36-minute short film “Transparent I am”.

Your face mask has become a “projection surface for my past”.

The prize is endowed with 7,000 euros.

At the end of the world's oldest short film festival on Monday evening, a total of 27 prizes with a total value of almost 52,000 euros were awarded.

The city's big online prize (5000 euros) went to the Indian production Kalsubai by Yudhajit Basu, a film about the legend of the goddess Kalsu.

The Berlin filmmaker and theater director Adrian Figueroa was awarded the prize of the German Competition, endowed with 4,000 euros, for his feature film "Proll!"


The film follows three people who, despite having a job, live below the poverty line.

In addition to the “outstanding camera”, the jury praised the fact that the film “does not create any sentimental common ground where there is no common ground.

A film about the loneliness of our time ».


The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival began on May 1st and again took place entirely on the Internet due to Corona.

By May 10, almost 400 films from 60 countries had been shown.

Lars Henrik Gass has been the festival director for years.

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