• 5th Weimar Poetry Film Award


  • Focus Africa
  • Women in Resistance
  • World Mirror of Poetry
  • German-Language Poetry Films
  • Retrospective Tom Konyves
  • Peter Bövings “Klötzchenkino”
  • LGT Studio Concerts
  • The Art of Videohaiku
  • Winners of the Weimar Poetry Film Award 2016–2019
  • Bauhaus-Lecture by Helmie Stil
  • Bauhaus Poetry Shorts


To the Program



Official Trailer online!

We are super proud to present our brand new #festivaltrailer 2020! Watch, enjoy and feel free to share!


The nominees of the 5th Weimar Poetry Film Award 2020

Three weeks before the start of the online festival, the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia announces the twenty-four nominated shorts for the Weimar Poetry Film Award.

19 Countries full of poetry! Let´s travel around the globe



Are you ready for #videohaiku ? 

Take part in this year’s special program: A two-day-workshop on the Art of Videohaiku. You will not only learn how to interpret Haikus on an audiovisual level but also contribute to this year’s program as all resulting films will be screened online as part of the festival. The workshop will take place from September 25th to 26th and is organized with ACC Galerie in Weimar. Sign up fast via mail to!


The beginning of something new

Four years ago we celebrated the very first edition of the “Weimar Poetry Film Award“. Integrated into the backup_festival which took place from 18. – 22. of May 2016, we offered a broad program with the participation of authors, curators, filmmakers and scientists. The Jury-Award was granted to Charles Badenhorst his contribution “WHAT ABOUT THE LAW“. The film “STEEL AND AIR“ by Chris and Nick Libbey won the Audience- Award.


Less than seven weeks

Until the start of the very first (online) Edition of the International PoetryFilmFestival of Thuringia. Three weeks of watching over 150 poetry films, plus workshops, lectures, interviews, live streams, and an international award ceremony – all this awaits poetry film fans and online visitors of the new festival.


International PoetryFilmFestival of Thuringia

We are happy to announce that as of this year the „Weimar Poetry Film Award“ turns into the „International PoetryFilmFestival of Thuringia“! We are jumping into the pool of online festivals and are currently planning the festivals’ first online edition, which will take place from Oct. 22nd – 25th! More information will follow soon.