Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky's visual poem Dream Work won the Grand Prize at this year's Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (May 2-7)

The jury awarded two other prizes to Stephane Elmadjian's Je M'Appelle and Luciano Larobina's documentary Los Zapatos De Zapata, while the Arte Prize for European Short Film went to Laura Waddington's Cargo and the Werkleitz Award for 'outstanding artistic deployment of digital media' to the Italian directorial duo David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi for Spring Roll.

Meanwhile, the FIPRESCI award went to Becalelis Brodskis' The Father, The Ram, My Dad And Me with a 'special mention' to US filmmaker Julia Cowing for her White Man's Burden: Hollywood Role Models.

In the German Competition, the prize for the best film - with a purse of Euros 5,000 - went to Christoph Girardet's DV short Scratch.

This year's International Competition consisted of 79 films from 42 countries selected from 3,703 entries, while the German Competition featured 35 shorts selected from 951 submissions.