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Poetry Film Festival 2021

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

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and artist Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, during National Poetry Month. The festival approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image. Featuring screenings, an artist residency, generative workshops for youth and adults, and juried awards, Cadence fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry. In April 2020, Cadence celebrated its third trip around the sun by presenting work by 80 artists from 20 countries over 5 days, all online. Partners in crime Chelsea and Rana were colleagues and friends long before Cadence was born, our friendship anchored by a shared pursuit of adventure, affinity for open bodies of water, and reliable Virgo nature. Chelsea is a writer exploring the liminal spaces of the literary arts and her interest in how words are experienced has led to …

»As an artist I have a voice …«

An interview with the Dutch animation artist Anna Eijsbouts. Last year, her film »Hate For Sale« won the Audience Award at the Weimar Poetry Film Festival and the ZEBRA Award for Tolerance. Anna tells us about how she became an animation director and gives us an insight into the making of her poetry film. Aline Helmcke: Your animated short film »Hate For Sale« investigates what makes hate so tempting to the human kind. This film seems very relevant in a time where we have to deal with the fact that hatred is growing to a frightening extent in our society. Was there a specific incident or personal event that made you choose this topic for your film? Anna Eijsbouts: Well, it just felt like the world as a whole was going down a spiral: Trump, the refugee crisis, women’s rights being questioned and taken away worldwide, democracy being tainted by extremely subjective news sources. As an artist I have a voice and in the words of Nina Simone a duty, so I knew that the …