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Official Selection 2023

578 short films from 60 countries were submitted for the “8th Weimar Poetry Film Award”. The program commission nominated 14 films for the competition.

The playlists will be active from Friday May 19th until 31st.

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Poetry Film Award Ceremony

Saturday 20th of May | 2023
6 pm at Lichthaus Kino

Am Kirschberg 4, Weimar

Live Music, Screening and Poetry Film Award Ceremony


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Poetry is Dance – Festival Opening

19th Mai | 2023
6 pm at mon ami Jugend- und Kulturzentrum
(Großer Saal)
Goetheplatz 11, Weimar

Dance and poetry are often considered to be very different art forms. One exists only and entirely at the moment, while the other lives on in pages for as long as books are kept. This evening, however, will focus on the ways in which these disciplinary forms can reinforce, propel and shape each other.

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Bauhaus Poetry Shorts

20th Mai | 2023
2 pm at mon ami Kino

Goetheplatz 11, Weimar

In this programme we present poetry films made at the Bauhaus University Weimar in recent years and introduce the Weimar poetry film scene.

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German Language Poetry Films

20th Mai | 2023
3 pm at mon ami Kino

Goetheplatz 11, Weimar

The program presents a 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

20th Mai | 2023
4 pm at mon ami Kino

Goetheplatz 11, Weimar

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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Video Poem Workshop

In the workshop with Franka Sachse, hands-on research was conducted at the interface between poetic text and moving image through experimental practices, chance and intuition. And here are the results!

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Call 2023


Call 2024 – Earlybird until December 31st, 2023!

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.

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Poetryfilmtage select their winners!

The winners of the 8th Weimar Poetry Film Award are the films “Fabien, auxiliaire de vie” (Jury Award Best Video) by director Pierre Guiho and “Soaked In” (Jury Award Best Animation) by director Shiyu Tang.

Special Mentions went to the Bulgarian film “Know” by directors Ralitza Toneva and Spartak Yordanov and the animation “Wind Whisperer” by director Fernanda Caicedo (Ecuador).

The audience award in the cinema and online went to “Wind Whisperer“. Congratulations!

Thank you to all the festival audiences who came to our cinemas in Weimar and watched all the films online. See you again in 2024!



We were on Radio Lotte. Here is the interview

Ana Maria Vallejo and Guido Naschert were guests at Radio Lotte’s studio on May 16. They talked about the festival, the program and, of course, about this year’s festival motto: Poetry is Dance. Here you can listen to the audio recording of the interview.

aber hi! Typografische Ausstellung


aber hi! Typographic exhibition

A project within the framework of the Poetryfilmtage of the course “einDrucksvoll”. Students of the Bauhaus University Weimar have produced typographic experiments in cooperation with Pavillon-Presse Weimar. These are an artistic interpretation of the poem “aber hi!” by the performer and poet Ulrike Almut Sandig. The exhibition in the 11m^3 project space directly addresses the conditions of the location and plays with the dimensions of visibility/concealment as well as dialogue and contact.
The exhibition was conceived by the course participants under the direction of Catalina Giraldo Velez as part of the Poetryfilmtage 2023.