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FESTIVAL NEWS

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

Event calendar

Open Call Poetry Film competitions Weimar

Video Poetry Festival ATHENS 2019

Film Magazine

A Day at the Mall Reminds me of America by Ayse Altinok/Sarah Blake (USA)

The poetry film is about the adolescence of two young girls in modern USA. The film was produced by Motionpoems.

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 association in Vienna. Poetry films by Sigrun Höllrigl and Hubert Sielecki will be screened at the film party Happy Birthday Freies Kino April 9, 2019.
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.
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.