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Pat van Boeckel/Fernando Pessoa - BUILD ME A COTTAGE (Netherlands/Portugal)

The Dutch video artists Pat van Boeckel is specialized in the documentary film genre and video art. He also created a poetry film serie. The last work is build on a poem called "Build me a cottage" by the famous Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa.

Event calendar

Call for entries Video Poetry Festival Athens

Call for entries – Ringelnatz-Gedichtfilmwettbewerb

Call for entries – Ringelnatz-poetry film competition

Call for Entries Poetryfilmpreis Weimar

Freies Kino Wien - PerformanceText & Film

Poetry Film Festival ZEBRA Berlin (English)

Poetry Film Festival ZEBRA Berlin

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Anna Eijsbouts/Neil Gaiman - HATE FOR SALE (Netherlands/USA)

The largest poetry film festival ZEBRA will take place in Berlin soon. The festival competitions were presented End of September in Münster. The "Award for the best Film for Tolerance" donated by the Federal Foreign Office went to Anna Eijsbout for the animation "Hate For Sale" based on the poem by Neil Gaiman. The stop motion animated poetry film was staff picked on vimeo and became viral with over 102'000 views within one year.
New call for entries 2019

New call for entries 2019

Who and how can you participate?

The new call for entries will be launched begin of 2019. Be aware that our main competition will be opened for German speaking countries only. If there is a second competition, it will be open for all. Submissions can be made over FilmFreeway and over this website. The curated side-program will feature international poetry films.
Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival 2019

Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival 2019

State of the art

The Vienna Poetry Film Festival needs a long preparation time, due to the fact, that our call for entries are usually kept open for 6 months. Some of artists create films for the festival. However some decisions need to be taken, before the new submission calls can be launched. We expect the launch for begin of 2019. The new festival is scheduled for end of November 2019.

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!

On Tour Screenings

The Art Visuals & Poetry organizes poetry film screenings within the festival pause with partners all over Austria.

We are mainly based in Vienna, where we already screen in the most renowned art house cinemas of the town. For example Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus is located beneath Musikverein in the heart of the old city center of Vienna. The screenings are organized in cooperation between Künstlerhaus Vienna, which is the oldest art fine assosciation in Vienna. Last screening was on October 11, 2018 8 pm at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Vienna.
The films came from USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia and Australia. Check the film titles. Furthermore our goal is to leave the city and screen all over Austria. We have already been in Salzburg, Lower Austria, Vorarlberg and Carinthia. Sometimes we were also invited abroad.

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.