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    Jubiläum Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

    By Dorothea Holloway | April 14, 2014

    Die Internationalen Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen feiern vom 1. bis 6. Mai 2014 ihren 60. Geburtstag. Im Rathaus Oberhausen wird es eine Ausstellung geben und an einer Diskussionsrunde werden Festivalgründer Hilmar Hoffmann und der Gründer des Berlinale Forums Ulrich Gregor teil nehmen.

    O is for Oberhausen – Weg zum Nachbarn by Ronald and Dorothea Holloway. Last paragraph of the Saltuing Adress for the jubilee documentation on the occasion of the 25. Westdeutsche Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen:

    Everyone who knows about the extensive influential opportunities of the Westdeutsche Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen, cannot but wish them in all sincerity to maintain the vigour that is necessary to fulfill their great duty. A vigour that will support and endure because courage and readiness to take risks, tolerance and frankness, initiative and sobriety are working together. – Jürgen Girgensohn

    Last paragraph from A Forum for Encounters by Mayor Friedhelm van den Mond:

    When I wish the festival a good future, and when I thank all those who are connected with the festival for their engagement, I am thinking, not least, of our late Mayor Luise Albertz, who was personally engaged in the festival from the beginning. All of us here in this city deeply regret that she did not live to see the anniversary. Yet I am sure that the many friends of the Oberhausen festival will, especially in these days, remember her in great gratitude. – Oberhausen, April 1979

    And a Preface came from Prof. Jerzy Bossak, Warsaw, Poland:

    We dedicated the book For Hilmar, Will, and Wolfgang. Who had the Vision and the Courage,
    52 fotos, black/white. Ron would say:”They are treasures.”

    And an Epilogue by Wolfgang Ruf. Last paragraph:

    So thanks to the authors for having vividly introduced the spirit of Oberhausen but also the film historical facts to an international public. But thanks also to all those who have made the accomplishment of this book possible with informations, with ideal or financial support – especially to the Minister of Cultural Affairs of North Rhine-Westfalia, Herr Jürgen Girgensohn, for his assistance. Thanks finally to Renate Bandilla, Bärbel Rehse, and Rainer Schmidt, who made it possible to add a German translation as a reading help to the English original within a short time. And thanks to Ursula Sent, a skillful composer, whose engagement guaranteed for timely printing.

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