Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel: Ten Favorite Funny Poetry Films

“Always look on the bright side of life” (Eric Idle). So here are ten funny poetry films which have participated in past editions of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, a project of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with interfilm Berlin. Enjoy!

Oedipus (poem by Nathan Filer)
Rong, 2005


The Art of Drowning (poem by Billy Collins)
Diego Maclean, 2009


Missed Aches (poem by Taylor Mali)
Joanna Priestley, 2009


Der Conny ihr Pony (poem by Gabriel Vetter)
Robert Pohle and Martin Hentze, 2008


Financially strapped (poem by Katrin Bowen)
Katrin Bowen, 2008


Höpöhöpö Böks (poem by Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl)
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, 2008


Dialog über Österreich (poem by Gerhard Rühm)
Hubert Sielecki, 2012


Giraffe (poem by Annelyse Gelman)
by Annelyse Gelman and Auden Lincoln-Vogel, 2013


On Loop (poem by Christine Hooper and Victoria Manifold)
Christine Hooper, 2013


Carnivore Reflux (poem by Eddie White)
Eddie White, 2006

Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel (website) studied German Language and Literature, Romance Studies and Media and Communications Sciences in Mannheim. Since 2000 he works as a research assistant at the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe. Since 2006 he has been the Artistic Director for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. He also works as a film curator for interfilm Berlin, cultural manager, media and museum educator at the Deutsche Kinemathek.