Each year the Vienna Poetry Film Festival has a festival poet, whose poem is the base for a separate international poetry film competition. 2023 festival poet is the Viennese
Manfred Chobot. He has made his mark on the Viennese cultural scene in many ways. In addition to numerous volumes of poetry, Manfred Chobot has also been active as a literary editor and
as a publisher of poetry. Last but not least, he has made a reputation for himself as a gallery owner and passionate art collector.