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Closing film and further highlights


The Oldenburg International Film Festival was listed by “Moviemaker Magazine” as one of “the 25 coolest Film Festivals in the world 2015”.


20 September, 19h, Staatstheater Oldenburg


Indian director Prashant Nair’s second feature follows a young man who travels to the big city in order to find out what happened to his older sibling, who is said to have left for the USA (hence the “Umrika” from its title), but was never heard from again. The film stars “Life of Pi”’s protagonist Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori, the bellboy from “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. “Umrika” won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be jointly released in German cinemas on 19 November 2015 by ASCOT ELITE Entertainment Group and CAMINO Filmverleih.


H8RZ (USA 15) – Derrick Borte – World Premiere

„The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist” - so watch out teens, filmmakers and film buffs! This high school thriller is so unpredictable that it will take you by surprise.

EMBERS (USA/PL 15) – Claire Carré – World Premiere

A global neurological epidemic has robbed mankind of its memory. In Claire Carré's dystopian film, people must come to terms with a dictatorship of the present. "Embers" is a poem about remembered power.

THE LONG WAY HOME (ESP 14) – Sergi Pérez - German Premiere

A most unusual and intimate film about the loss of a loved one. Sergi Pérez lets his tragic hero Joel go on a 24-hour odyssey to rescue his dog Elvis.

MEET ME IN MONTENEGRO (USA 15) – Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen

Anderson and Lina fall in love, lose each other and find each other again. An authentic, warm and highly entertaining declaration of love to Love!

POLDER (GER/CH 15) – Julian M. Grünthal and Samuel Schwartz –International Premiere

The mysterious firm "NEUROO - X" developed with the "Red Book" a game that logs its users from reality. A world of digital nightmare.


We are happy and proud to announce that the Oldenburg International Film Festival has been selected as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine. There are over 4000 film festivals worldwide and the jury made up of a varied nine-member “panel of cool”, crowns Oldenburg as a “great launching spot for a European festival tour.” The article is available in its entirety here:


The complete program, schedule and photos can be found on the festival’s webpage