2nd Weimar Poetry Film Award: A view from the jury

Whatever else one might say about contests and awards — and I’ve been as critical as any of the whole culture of literary prizes — they are a great way to focus public attention on a still somewhat obscure but rapidly developing genre. Continue Reading

New content at Poetry Film Live and other websites

The second issue of Poetry Film Live is out, and new material has been appearing on other film/videopoetry-related sites associated with the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Art Visuals & Poetry, Poetryfilmkanal, and VERSOGRAMAS. Continue Reading

Call for Contributions to Poetryfilm Magazine on Sound and Voice-over in Poetry Film

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Poetryfilm Magazine, the multilingual, digital and print publication from Poetryfilmkanal, has just issued a call for essay contributions to its next issue, which has the theme “Ton und Voice-over im Poetryfilm” (Sound and Voice-over in Poetry film). Continue Reading

Call for entries: Weimar Poetry Film Prize

Through the new Film Prize, backup_festival and Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e.V. (LGT) are looking for innovative poetry films. Filmmakers from any nation and of any age are welcome to participate with up to three short films of up to 8:00 mins, which should explore the relation between film and written poetry in an innovative, straightforward way. Continue Reading

New essays on poetry film by Nissmah Roshdy and Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel

The Poetryfilmkanal website has added an essay by ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival organizer Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel, “Poesiefilme, Festivals und soziale Netzwerke,” and one by Egyptian filmmaker Nissmah Roshdy, “Poetry Films: A Genre Alien To A Poetry Nation.” Continue Reading