Poetry film competition on Georg Trakl
The 2021 festival poet of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival is the Carinthian writer Antonio Fian, who lives in Vienna. He is very well known domestically for his satirical columns in the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard. The following festival poem "ruhwunsch" by Antonio Fian is to be filmed in very different ways around the world as part of a poetry film competition called SPECIAL AWARD.
After the success 2014 the festival organizers decided to go for another film competition based on a classical poem. The Austro-Hungarian poet Rainer Maria Rilke and his love poem "An Lou Andre-Salome" written in 1911 were chosen in 2017. Lou Salomé got the poem in a letter from Rilke many years after they split.