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DOMELA by Pat van Boeckel and Domela Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands)

In his time Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919) was a pastor, freethinker, socialist, anarchist, anti-militarist, but above all as a fighter against social injustice. The Dutch artist Pat van Boeckel created a poetry film inspired by his words.

Event calendar

Open Call Poetry Film competitions Weimar

Residency writer/film maker - poetry film

Call for entries Cadence Video Poetry Film Festival (USA)

Visual Poetry W. Mark Sutherland Vienna


Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2019 METRO Kinokulturhaus Vienna. Festival photo documentary 2019 on Flickr

And the winners are... Main prize German Speaking Countries Alexander Gratzer APFELMUS
Hubert Sielecki-Award Rüdiger Rohde DESORIENTIERT
SPECIAL AWARD Jim Hall /Diana Taylor ZUERST (exaequo)
International Audience Award Garo Berberian TANIEL

The Vienna Poetry Film Festival is held bi-annually. Next edition is planned for autumn 2021.
Head of the festival

Head of the festival

Sigrun Höllrigl

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.
Readings & Performances
Sophie Reyer ist the festival poetess 2019. Her poem "Zuerst/First" was the festival poem 2019. A special competition has been created to make films after this special poem - the SPECIAL AWARD. Sophie Reyer will be present twice at the upcoming festival. Enjoy her reading on Saturday night 7pm or join the film programme on Sunday 5pm with the film talk.

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 with Künstlerhaus Vienna, which is the oldest art fine association in Vienna. The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival on Tour programme is scheduled for January 7,2020 8pm at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Vienna.

Definition Poetry Film

A poetry film is an uniquely intertwined fusion of literary text, music, moving image and a vision from which a new art work emerges.