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Lanka Haouche Perren/Michael Harding - CLOSED WOUNDS (Ireland)

The Irish-French photographer and filmmaker Lanka Haouche Perren visits a children's home in Belarus. His poetry film "Closed Wounds", based on a text by Irish author Micheal Harding, shows these young people on the margins of society.

Event calendar

Call for entries Video Poetry Festival Athens

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2018 (EN)

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2018 (DE)

Poesiefilme von österreichischen Autorinnen

International poetry film screening in Vienna

Internationales Poetry Filmscreening in Wien

6th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition (Ireland)

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival (USA)

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 Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival Vienna will take place in autumn 2019. The call for entries will start 6-8 months before on FilmFreeway and via website. Even though the competitions are traditionally dedicated to German speaking countries only, the festival offers a large curated international side program. So we are looking forward to excited new films all over the world!

Upcoming Screenings

The Art Visuals & Poetry organizes poetry film screenings within the festival pause with partners all over Austria. Next screening will be October 9, 2018 8 pm at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Vienna.

The location Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus is one of the most renowned arthouse cinemas in the heart of the old city center of Vienna. The screening is a cooperation between Künstlerhaus Vienna, which is the oldest art fine assosciation in Vienna.

Festival team

Sigrun Höllrigl

Sigrun Höllrigl

Head of the festival

Sigrun Höllrigl has founded the Austrian Poetry Film Festival in 2013. She studied literature (MA) and works as a writer, film maker and event organizer in Vienna. In 2015/16 she has published two novels "Odysseus X" and "The Camp" and realized poetry films with other film makers.
Hubert Sielecki

Hubert Sielecki

Film Curator

Hubert Sielecki studied film making in Vienna and Poland. He teached experimental animation at the University of Applied Arts for 30 years and realized many poetry films in cooperation with various artists and writers.