Deadline Call 2021

18.05.2021

Call 2021 | Two weeks to go!

The deadline for the 6th Weimar Poetry Film Award 2021 ends at May 31st:

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 2018 will not be considered. More Information here

12.11.2020

Greeting from Susan Arnold. Winner Best Animation

Jury Award Best Animation: Subconscious Notes

27.10.2020

Greetings from David Gaines. Winner Best Video

26.10.2020

Poetry Film Festival select their main winners!

The winners of the 5th Weimar Poetry Film Award are the poetryfilms fine China (Jury Award for Best video) and Subconscious Notes (Jury Award for Best Animation). Viewers can vote for the audience award online until November 12th.

The jury of the 5th Weimar Poetry Film Prize, consisting of the Dutch filmmaker Helmie Stil, the photographer Kathrin Tillmanns from Düsseldorf and the literary scholar and poet Jan Röhnert from Braunschweig selected the US entry fine China (2020) as the winner of the 1000 Euro endowed prize in the category “Best Video”. It was directed by poet David Gaines, who lives near Philadelphia (USA) @davegpoetry. And in the “Best Animation” category, the German entry “Subconscious Notes / Notizen aus dem Unterbewusstsein” (2018) by the Leipzig-based filmmaker Susann Arnold won the prize, which is also endowed with 1000 euros.

(Photo Susann Arnold: © Daša Geiger)

26.10.2020

Online Meeting with Helmie Stil – Postponed

The online meeting About the Bauhaus Lecture by Helmie Stil (with Helmie Stil) has to be postponed due to illness. More detailed information will follow shortly.

20.10.2020

Official Trailer online!

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

01.10.2020

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

 

12.09.2020

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 kultur@acc-weimar.de!

11.09.2020

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.

07.09.2020

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.

05.09.2020

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.