Award ceremony in the Lichthaus cinema
Music: Ampersand (Weimar)
Moderation: Cathy de Haan (Leipzig)
Location: Lichthaus cinema in the streetcar depot (room 3), Am Kirschberg 4
Duration: 6 pm – 9 pm
Nominated for the 7th Weimar Poetry Film Award in the category “Best Video” are …
Regie: Jeremy Flohr
Text: Robin Block
Netherlands 2021, 3:36 min
“JANGAN LUPA” (“do not forget”) refers to an integration booklet for people that came to the Netherlands after the Indonesian independence. This video gives voice, sound and movement to the search for belonging, wherever you are.
Regie u. Text: Sebald van der Waal
Netherlands 2021, 5:59 min
A short experimental film about a plant, that tells a story of lost love through the Korean poem “Azaleas” by Kim Sowol.
Regie: Betina Kuntzsch
Text: Kathrin Schmidt
Germany 2021, 3:00 min
Helplessness rubs along the surface. Dark foreboding. The snow alone makes the monument look fresh, perhaps even friendly for a moment. Time has left its furrows on petrified skin. Preserved past we cannot easily escape.
Regie: Eva Matz u. Jonas Schmieta
Text: Eva Matz
Germany 2021, 3:22 min
We need to talk about blood. She has been accompanied by severe pain, cramps and fainting spells since the beginning of her period. She is imprisoned and dominated by her pain, from which she tries to free herself. She looks for help, in medicine, she looks for understanding, but she finds neither. Thrown back on herself, she makes visible that which is so often looked away. She shows her blood and her pain. She shows herself vulnerable and struggling.
JUST A LITTLE
Regie: Hanna Gruber
Text: Lena Rose
Austria 2022, 2:38 min
“JUST A LITTLE” is an internal discourse, a fragile poem, an honest insight. It creates a space where contemplation of one’s life and death are allowed to exist as part of our journey.
For a loved one
Regie u. Text Sami Ala
Finnland 2022, 2:19 min
I wanted to equate the failure of an athlete with the failure of a love affair. The perspective is ironic. As if love were an achievement. No relationship.
Odyssée, Ode to the City
Regie: Jihad Saade
Text: Corinne Boulad / Sandra Arslanian
Lebanon 2021, 7:07 min
Beirut 2020. “Odyssey” is a journey that you do when you decide to stay against all odds. An act of resistance, a bottle thrown at sea which holds within our transmuted pain. Through a few lines, a few notes, to unfurl the hope of better tomorrows …