Call 2024

9th Weimar Poetry Film Award

Poetryfilmtage. Award Ceremony at Lichthaus Kino Foto:JohnsonPhotography

Through the Weimar Poetry Film Award the Literary Society of Thuringia and the Weimar Animation Club are looking for innovative poetry films.

The aim of the award is to improve the exchange between authors and filmmakers in Thuringia and Central Germany, to sharpen the perception of poetry in multimedia contexts, and to create more awareness for the experimental short film genre »poetry film«.

The competition is part of the Poetryfilmtage (International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia).

Filmmakers from any nation and of any age are welcome to participate with up to three short films of up to 10:00 mins, which explore the relation between film and written poetry in an innovative, straightforward way. Films that are produced before 2021 will not be considered.

The Weimar Poetry Film Award stands for an independent and competent awarding process. The jury is international and consists of three jurors with expertise in the fields of poetry, film production or criticism, and festival organization. The competition films are nominated by a program commission. During the festival, the jury selects the winners of the Jury Prizes in the categories »Best Animation« and »Best Real Film«. Both awards are endowed with € 1,200. A €250 audience prize will also be awarded by the cinema audience.

The competition »Weimar Poetry Film Award« is financed by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, by the Culture Foundation of the Free State of Thuringia, the Sparkasse Mittelthüringen, and the City of Weimar.

Dates & Deadlines

    • June 1st, 2023 – Opening Date
    • December 31st, 2023 – Earlybird
    • February 15th, 2024 – Regular Deadline
    • April 9th, 2024 – Notification Date

Submit Now on Filmfreeway or by e-mail!


Send the Form for submissions [pdf] by e-mail to festival[at]

Form for submissions