Poetry is Dance

Official Selection

German Language Poetry Films

World Mirror of Poetry



Extended deadline until the 15th of February! 

You still have the chance to submit a film – the deadline ends on the 15th of February.

We are looking for innovative poetry films based on a poem or a poetic text, animation or video up to 10 minutes. Films that are produced after 2020 will be considered. All submissions will be accredited to the festival. We are looking forward to see your films!

This year’s festival will take place on the 19th and 20th of May in Weimar/Germany. Save the date – we hope to see you there!



A Poetic Encounter | European Poetry Films from Belgium and Germany

On October 12, filmmakers from Belgium and Germany will meet, present their films and talk about the specifics of the genre. The filmmakers from Germany come from Weimar, where the “International Thuringian Poetry Film Days” have been held since 2020.

Guests: Ana María Vallejo, Catalina Giraldo, Rika Tarigan, Marc Neys, Jan Peeters, Paul Bogaert
Moderation: Michaël Vandebril
Language: English
Start: 5:30 p. m.
Venue: Cinema Galeries, Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Brussels

Prior registration is required. Click here to register

Audience Award 2022


The Audience Award goes to “Zyklus”!

The Audience Award goes to “Zyklus” by Filmmakers Eva Matz & Jonas Schmieta. Congratulations! – Thanks to the audience of the festival that visited us in our venues in Weimar and watched all films online. See you in 2023 again!


7th Poetry Film Festival select their winners!

The winners of the 7th Weimar Poetry Film Award are the films Jangan Lupa by  Jeremy Flohr (Jury Award Best Video) and A Body by Milena Tipaldo (Jury Award Best Animation).

The German film Zyklus by directors Eva Matz and Jonas Schmieta als well as the animation The Poetry of Non-Self by Dor Bar Shlomo received special mentions.

Congratulations to all winners!

Viewers can still vote online for the Audience Award until 31 May.