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Omer Fast

“As a director you have the opportunity to stage a small world and also to bring it to a new start - to do and to re-do. These are important things for me. (...) A film never really ends. The ending is arbitrary, because the money runs out or for other reasons.”

Photo: Omer Fast at the shooting of "August"

Filmgalerie 451 has been working with Omer Fast since 2011 and is since then distributing some of his most important cinematic works and has also co-produced some of them. Omer Fast is one of the most important film and video artists of his generation. Films such as 5000 FEET IS THE BEST and CONTINUITY create narratives that question the boundaries between one’s own narrative and that of the media as well as current and historical events. The collaboration with Omer Fast is an important challenge for us because it continually tests the possibilities of cinema and thus the possibilities of narration.


Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972. He holds a BA in English from Tufts University, a BFA in Visual Arts from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, Guangzhou Times Art Museum and Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA13, the 52nd Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Fast received the Bucksbaum award for his work “The Casting” at the Whitney Biennial in 2008
and has also won the National Galerie’s Prize for Young Art in Berlin in 2009 with his work “Nostalgia”. His short film CONTINUITY won the German short film award LOLA in 2013. ABENDLAND is Omer Fast‘s third feature film. Fast teaches at the HfbK Hamburg.


ABENDLAND, 2024, 115 min
GARAGE SALE, 2022, 3 Films, Photo Essay, 29 min
A PLACE WHICH IS RIPE, 2020, Video Installation, 16 min
KARLA, 2020, Holographic Projection and HD Video, 34 min
DE OYLEM IZ A GOYLEM, 2019, 24 min
THE INVISIBLE HAND, 2018, Virtual Reality Short Film, 11 min
AUGUST, 2016, 15 min
CONTINUITY, 2016, 85 min
REMAINDER, 2015, 97 min
SPRING, 2016, 30 min
CONTINUITY (Short Film), 2012, 41 min
5000 FEET IS THE BEST, 2011, 32 min
TALK SHOW, 2009, Live Performance Video Dokumentation, 65 min
NOSTALGIA, 2009, Video Installation, 45 min
DE GROTE BOODSCHAP, 2008, 26 min
THE CASTING, 2007, Video Installation, 14 min

Films in the program

GER 2024, 115 min.

Following a protest against loggers, a young activist falls into a ravine. Injured and stranded, she...

D 2016, 15 min

The last days of the German photographer August Sander (1876-1964).

GER 2016, 85 min

A middle aged couple hire young men to act as their son.

GER 2016, 30 min

A disturbing role play.

GER/USA 2014, 56 min

Four real-life adult film performers at a working day in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California  a hybrid...

GER 2012, 41 min

Coming home from Afghanistan.

GER/USA 2011, 30 min

The fictional restaging of a drone pilots unfinished story.