The preparations for the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia are in full swing. This year, we will mainly be seen online again. At the same time, we would like to offer the Thuringian festival audience as many on-site events as the pandemic allows. One highlight is the award ceremony for the 6th Weimar Poetry Film Award on 25 September 2021. From now on, you can find news about the festival and the programme on the festival website: www.poetryfilmtage.de
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Dear readers, At the beginning of May Cinema, a new anthology about the history of cinema, was released by the publisher Elif. Gathering a wide range of texts, authors like José Oliver or Ulrike Almut Sandig express their fascination for cinema in a captivating way. The Poetry film Magazine’s new edition wants to address this matter, just in reverse: we would like to dig deeper into the fascination for poetry, addressing the filmmakers’ and directors’ point of view. This direction of looking at the relation between poetry and film seems to have gained significance lately. We would be neglecting the influence that poetry had on the development of the visual language of filmmaking if we reduced poetry film to a mere translation of a poem into a video. Since the beginning of the 20th century, filmmakers took inspiration from poets and poems, using them as an inspiration, guideline or challenge for creating moving image work. This “Cinema of Poetry” – the title refers to an influential yet critical text from 1965 by Pier Paolo Pasolini …
Die Gewinner des 3. Weimarer Poetryfilmpreises sind die Filme THE DESKTOP METAPHOR (Jurypreis) und PATATA DAY (Publikumspreis). Außerdem vergab die Jury eine Special mention an den Film BLUE FLASH FLASH.
Für den 4. Weimarer Poetryfilmpreis wurden nominiert … / Nominated for the 4th Weimar Poetry Film Award …
Die Gewinner des 4. Weimarer Poetryfilmpreises werden ausgewählt von Belén Montero, Sonja Hofmann und Timo Berger.
Der 4. Weimarer Poetryfilmpreis legt im Rahmenprogramm einen Schwerpunkt auf den spanischsprachigen Poesiefilm. / The 4th Weimar Poetry Film Award focuses with a special program on Iberoamerica.
Freitag, 1. Februar 2019, 19:30 Uhr Projekt EINS, Schützengasse 2, 99423 Weimar
This time, the »lab/p – poetry in motion« project is designed differently than in the two previous years: it is not a collaboration of poets and film-makers based in Central Germany, but residents of Central Germany and the Nile Delta region of Egypt. Poetryfilmkanal spoke with the two artistic directors of the programme, Cathy de Haan and Islam Kamal.