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Focus Israel

New Hebrew poetry in Germany
Book presentation, Reading and talk
Letters to Letters
Film Screening
Alan Bern & Sasha Lurje
Concert with Yiddish songs
“The Young Kadyas”
Film screening & discussion

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Letters to letters

A poetic visual journey from the Hebrew of the Bible to the Hebrew of today.

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German Language Poetry Films

The program presents an additional selection of films in German and underscores the importance that poetry film has gained in the short film genre.

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World Mirror of Poetry

In our program „World mirror of poetry“ we are travelling around the globe in leaps and contradictions to capture a glimpse of the state of the world and its poetry.

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“Song of the Flies”

a German-Colombian poetry film project
An animation project produced in Weimar and supported by our festival. We will talk with the filmmakers about the process and production of the film, which was inspired by the book of poems with the same name by the Colombian poet Maria Mercedes Carranza.
The talk will be moderated by Rike Bolte.

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South Andean Poetics and Resistance

In the decision to remain silent lies radical disobedience, and it is from this radical disobedience that these films have emerged.

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The Art of Videohaiku

Video haikus are small-format poetry films in which the form of the haiku is visually interpreted and adapted. During a workshop with the filmmaker Ana María Vallejo, the genre was explored artistically and the participants produced its own films.

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Stil The posh mums are boxing in the square


The Audience Award goes to “The posh mums are boxing in the square”!

The Audience Award goes to “The posh mums are boxing in the square” by dutch Filmmaker Helmie Stil. The film is based on the poem by Wayne Holloway-Smith and it is about a mother reimagined into life and given boxing gloves to fight off cancer. Congratulations Helmie! – Thanks to the audience of the festival that visited us in our venues in Weimar and watched all films online. See you in 2022 again!


Poetry Film Festival select their winners!

The winners of the 6th Weimar Poetry Film Award are the films “In the Bags of Strangers” (Jury Award Best Real Film) and “Verse from the Winter Campaign of 1980” (Jury Award Best Animation).

The Portuguese film “Ursula” (2020) by director Eduardo Brito received an special mention.

Viewers can still vote online for the Audience Award until 30 September.


And the winner is

Join us at the online Meeting of today on the platform ZOOM!

3 pm CET: Song of the Flies -a German-Colombian poetry film project Infos here
4 pm CET: And the Winner is… Infos here

And remember, you can watch all the films online until September 30th, when we are going to announce the Audience Award of our Official Selection!



The Catalogue is out now!

The International PoetryFilm Festival of Thuringia 2021 catalogue is now available for free download.
In addition to information about the festival itself, you will find information about the Poetry Film Award, the special programs and all the films.
It’s worth a look!
You can find the catalogue in the program overview or click here.