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The German film maker Mariola Brillowska was invited to the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival to Vienna in 2017. A few weeks later she was awarded with the German Short Film Award 2017 for the animation

Event calendar

Call for submission Weimar Poetry Film Award

Ausschreibung ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster/Berlin

Call for entries ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster/Berlin

VIdeo Poetry Festival Athens 2018

Call for entry NEWLYN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival

The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival is held bi-annually in Vienna. It became the second largest poetry film festival world-wide showing 82 films Nov 4-6, 2017. The next festival will take place in autumn 2019. The call for entries will start 6-8 months before on FilmFreeway and via website. We are looking forward to your new films! In between the festival will go ON TOUR all over Austria.

Main Award German Speaking Countries

Gudrun Krebitz "Exomoon 06:19 min. 2016
Gudrun Krebitz "Exomoon" animation 6:19 min.  2016

The main award goes to the the hand drawn animation film "Exomoon" by Gudrun Krebitz. The film is about the identity and solitute of a female character. The moods of the female character are changing during the brush-strokes between fear, belief and hope. Jury statement:

Best Feature Film - Honorable Mention

Andrea Capranico (I) "The Landscape Within"    Documentary,  94 Min. 2015

A In 2017 the only Honorable Mention of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festivals  goes to the lyrical documentary  "The Landscape Within" by Andrea Capranico. The film documents a process of healing by following the bodypainter, photographer Eric Nui Cabales on his way out of the crisis caused by the death of his father. Link to the jury statement

Rilke Prize or Special Award 2017


The festival awards the two Berliner musicians and brothers Daniel & Sebastian Selke for their music film "rilke überoffen" memorizing the festival poem "To Lou Andre-Salome" by memorising their own youth in the Plattenbau of the DDR in the 80thies. Link to the jury statement:

OKTO-Audience Award

C. Heinbockel (D) "Speaking about love " 19:26 Min. 2017

The OKTO-Audience Award went to  Christian Heinbockel and his charming short film "Speaking about love". The film is about love chaos, onesided love stories and a hip-hop-love serenade out of the window. Nice to have & pleasant. Link to the award-ceremony

Hubert Sielecki-Award

Moritz Stieber (A) "The facts in the case of Mr. Valdemar" 9:44 Min. 2014

Der Hubert Sielecki-Preis goes to  Moritz Stieber for "The facts in the case of Mr. Valdemar". The film is based on Edgar Allan Poe. The story is about a hypnotiseur, who hypnotizes his dying friend. Link to the jury statement

Special Mention IPitch TV

Manuel Vilarinho "Chamada Geral"

2 additional material prizes of our partner IPitch TV will go to two international poetry films. One goes to Dave Tynan (Irland) for his film "Heartbreak" and another one to Manuel Vilarinho (Portugal) for  "Chamada Geral".

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