ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

After being founded 20 years ago, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will return once again at the Haus für Poesie Berlin and the Kino in der Kulturbrauerei

October 05th, 2022
Emily Ball, News from Berlin

As the first and biggest international platform for short films, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will deal with numerous poems, regarding contents and the aesthetics of form. It offers poems, films, and festival makers a platform for meeting with an audience, facilitating an exchange of experience and ideas.

Alongside the media art installation, the event will host poetry readings and performances, creating new conceptions and inspiration. Conversations will discuss the aesthetic questions of the artform, alongside retrospective insights, lectures, film programmes, all with the focus on expanding the competition’s scope. Artists and their works will be featured from around the world, hosted from the 3rd to 6th November 2022.

The country focus for this year’s festival will be on Ukraine, which will be presented in cooperation with the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin. Ukrainian, German, and multilingual poets, translators, film authors, and artists are invited, among them Kateryna Babkina, Oleksandr Irvanets, Oleh Kotsarev, Andriy Lyubka, Ostap Slyvynsky and Iryna Tsilyk.

Out of 1200 films submitted this year from more than 95 different countries, 25 films have been nominated for the competition, which will be judged by a select group of experts in the fields of film, poetry, and media. This year’s poem will be Anderkatt by George Leß, which was turned into a film.


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