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       Dear art lovers, dear colleagues




To have overcome and outlasted the current art crisis is an achievement  for a festival like ours. Covid-19 has turned the art scene upside down in 2020. Many events could not take place.

Poetry films are a compass for our existence and are especially valuable in the experience of crisis. Moreover, there are only a few, large poetry film festivals in the world. That is why I think it is important to continue the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival and not to abandon it.

Therefore, 2021 is a special festival year. It will be a festival born from the experience of the pandemic. As in previous years, the festival will announce two competitions. The jury will choose two winners. The audience will choose their favorite international film. An excellent international supporting program will surprise and touch us, showing the state of the genre. We will spend three days watching films and having many conversations. We will come together again and appreciate this meeting all the more after the crisis year.

My final thanks go to our collaborators, patrons and sponsors for their willingness to support us again. I would also like to welcome our audience. I hope to see you, you again at the sixth edition of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival in the cinema!



Sigrun Höllrigl, Festival director