Festival Opening

The short film festival Poetryfilmtage is setting a special accent this year with “Lit.Collage“. The collage and poetry festival connected to the film festival is intended for anyone who enjoys experimenting with editing and montage techniques and exchanging ideas with others. In the first part of the evening, the artists Franka Sachse, Bas Böttcher, Kay Kalytta and Ben Sassen will take the stage for a multimedia jam session. Spoken word meets sound and video art. In the second part, Aline Helmcke will present a film programme with some particularly valuable collage animations.


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Fr. 31.05.2024
– Performance
6:00 pm
– Screening Lit.Collage 8:00 pm
at mon ami – Großer Saal (Goetheplatz, 11)

Live-Performance / Jam Session

6 pm

Artists: Franka Sachse, Bas Böttcher, Kay Kalytta and Ben Sassen

In the first part of the evening, the artists and course instructors Franka Sachse, Bas Böttcher, and Kay Kalytta will take the stage for a multimedia jam session. Spoken word meets sound and video art.

Bas Böttcher
Born in Bremen in 1974, he is one of the co-founders of the German spoken word and poetry slam scene. His texts appear in textbooks and important collections of German-language poetry. He is the inventor of various media formats for poetry and the “Textbox” for live performances. He lives in Berlin.

Franka Sachse
She works as a freelance animation artist in Weimar. She is a founding member of the We Animate collective and a board member of AG Animationsfilm. She has been teaching animation at the Kunsthochschule Kassel since 2011. Between 2015 and 2021 she worked as a lecturer for animation at the Bauhaus University Weimar

Kay Kalytta
Born in Gräfenthal/Thuringia, he works as a musician, sound designer and producer in Weimar. For several years now, he has increasingly devoted himself to composing contemporary electronic music. He studied drums/percussion at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar and with teachers from Cambodia and South India. He has been a freelance musician and composer in the border area of contemporary music since 1989 and enjoys working with various artists in theater, radio play and film productions.

Ben Sassen
Sunhillow is one of the many pseudonyms of British-born electronic music artist, sound artist and DJ Ben Sassen. Ben has been DJing in London clubs since the mid-90s. In the early 2000s, he also began producing electronic music and playing live shows. Today, he is the resident DJ and booker of the Berlin “Spaceship” party series at the renowned underground club Mensch Meier and creates electro-acoustic live performances with analogue modular synthesizers.

Screening Lit.Collage

8 pm

Curator: Aline Helmcke

The potential for association that arises from unexpected references is not only found in collages and lyrical texts. In film, too, methods of montage in the image, the combination of different materials, and the encounter of different film (animation) techniques are common means of creating poetic forms of expression on a visual level. In her short film programme, the artist Aline Helmcke presents a selection of works whose poetic visual language is derived from audio-visual combinatorics or which refer to literary texts through montage and collage techniques.

Aline Helmcke is a visual artist and director specialising in drawing, collage and animated moving image. She studied Fine Art at the Berlin University of the Arts and Animation at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been shown at film festivals and exhibitions. Aline is also active as a film curator and university lecturer, currently at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee and the Hochschule für Kunst und Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle. During her time as an artistic assistant at the Bauhaus University, she co-founded the Poetry Film Prize with Guido Naschert and was involved in the publication of the Poetry Film Magazine.

On Loop

Direction: Christine Hooper

UK, 2013, 05:00min

Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

Balada Catalana

Direction: Laen Sanches

France, 2010, 01:50min

An animated short film based on the poem “Balada Catalana” (by Vicente Balaguet) about a mother’s love.

The Leaf Woman and the Centaur

Direction: Jordan Bruner

US, 2011, 03:11min

“The Leaf Woman and the Centaur” is a stop-motion animated film that weaves together creation myths and world mythologies. It explores the relationship between humanity’s origins and its impact on the natural world, examining the theme of humans destroying the very Earth that gave them life.

Estudi VI, confinament primer

Direction: Laura Ginès

Spain, 2020, 00:58min

Letraset and other sticky letter leftovers, to write nothing. Study VI, first lockdown.


Direction: Frédéric Doazan

France, 2019, 06:26min

The wind blows into a forgotten book full of alphabet creatures.


Direction: Betina Kuntzsch

Germany, 2017, 14:36min

‘My mother was a good Halma player’ – this is how the life story of the filmmaker’s mother begins. It follows her life during World War II, through the GDR and finally to a united Germany.

Buffalo Milk Jogurt

Direction: Jenifer Levonian

US, 2010, 07:00min

A man experiences a nervous breakdown in a gourmet supermarket while a naked woman practices yoga in a display of fall decorations.

My Galactic Twin Galaction

Direction: Sasha Svirsky

Russia, 2020, 06:33min

Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narration and post-narration compete against each other to entertain the audience.