Award Ceremony

The screening of the nominated films and the award ceremony of the 9th Weimar Poetry Film Award will take place at 6 p.m. in the Lichthaus cinema.

Click here to see the nominated films for this year’s award!

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Moderation: Laura Paloma (Frankfurt am Main) & Knut Holburg (Leipzig)

Laura Paloma (GER) is a presenter, slam poet, and event organizer from Frankfurt (Main). In her presentations, you’ll find everyday anecdotes, poetic outbursts, and above all: a high level of entertainment. Her interest in playing with words goes hand in hand with her love for film – for example, she has been publishing the “lyrical film advent calendar” for 5 years now.

Knut Holburg (GER) is a freelance filmmaker, actor and poetry slamer based in Leipzig. A graduate of TP2 Talentpool, he is currently working on several short film and documentary projects. His concepts, performances and texts always search for the human relationships and poetry behind the mere events.

Concert: Christoph Schenker (Cello; Leipzig)

Christoph Schenker (GER), born in 1972, has been active as a cellist, bassist, arranger and composer in various genres from contemporary music to jazz and as a cello teacher since 2000. His first solo album “Christoph Schenker ́s Cellosophy” (Timezone Records) was released in 2012. Since then, he has received numerous composition commissions and has done arrangements, compositions and studio work for various other artists such as Friend`n Fellow and Die Prinzen. He has been performing as a soloist since 2015. His second solo album “Moviestar” (Timezone Records) was released in spring 2023.

Screening Official Selection & Presentation of the 9th Weimar Poetry Film Awards (Animation, Real Film)

At 6 pm we come to the highlight of the day with the award ceremony of the 9th Weimar Poetry Film Prize. The evening will be moderated by Laura Paloma and Knut Holburg, musical accompaniment by Christoph Schenker.

After-Show-Party: D.J. „sólo.sebastian“

Sebastian (GER) has been exploring the electronic music landscape as a DJ under various pseudonyms for several years. Now his passion for groovy sounds has led him to his latest project, sólo.sebastian. From downtempo and slow disco to house and funky world music, he wants to share his enthusiasm with the dancefloor and create an unforgettable atmosphere.

You are welcome to stay after the Award Ceremony for our After-show party and celebrate with us 🥳