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One of the longest-running short film festivals, Oberhausen remains a major international platform for short-form film. Tyneside Cinema is showcasing the best selected works from around the world featured at last year’s event, and these 5 pieces represent a perfect overview of the state of artist short film today.

L’amour Sauvage (Lior Shamriz, Germany, 2014, 26 mins) brings together lost love and lost artistic collaboration, meeting for one night.

XX-XX-XX-Gewobenes Papier (Michel Klöfkor, Germany, 2014, 6 mins) is a film about de-weaving, confusion and complication, winner of the Asifa Austria Award for best Animation/Avant-garde Film at the 11th edition of VIS Vienna Independent Shorts.

River Plate (Josef Dabernig, Austria, 2013, 16 mins). Along a river in northern Italy, swimmers gather accompanied by sound cascades of elementary noise, in an existential plot confronted by the bareness of body language.

False Twins (Sandro Aguilar, Portugal, 2014, 21 mins). O Som e a Fúria founder Aguilar highlights the hidden memories and lost treasures of our primeval inhabitants.

La Estancia (Federico Adorno, Paraguay, 2014, 14 mins). A group of peasants enters search for their missing relatives, as survivors of a massacre hide in the forest.

If you like short films and want to experience them on the silver screen, this is a golden opportunity.

The Oberhausen: Artist Film and Video selection screens at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Monday 23rd March.

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