28 JULY | SATURDAY
Screening Room, The Arts House
This is a pay-what-you-can at the door event
This year, we are glad to be partnering Weimar Poetry Film Award competition to showcase some of the awarded poetry films. This is a pay-what-you-can at the door event.
About Weimar Poetry Film Award
Since 2016 the backup_festival of the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Literary Society of Thuringia are looking for innovative poetry films through a new international award. Filmmakers from any nation and of any age are invited to participate with up to three short films of up to 8:00 mins, which should explore the relation between film and poetry in an innovative, straightforward way.
In 2018 the organizers received 300 films from all over the planet. From all submitted films selected for the festival competition (Official Selection) the three jury members, the poet Daniela Danz, the artist and curator Cathy de Haan (both from Germany), and the Norwegian animation artist Kristian Pedersen, choose the film THE DESKTOP METAPHOR by Helmie Stil as winner of the main prize (1000,- €). Because of its artistic value the film BLUE FLASH FLASH by Jane Glennie received a Special Mention. The German film PATATA DAY by Peter Böving won the audience award (250,- €).
The annual competition »Weimar Poetry Film Award« is financed by the Thüringer Staatskanzlei and the City of Weimar.
For more details, please check our websites:
https://issuu.com/poetryfilmmagazin (Poetry Film Magazine, English, German)