Till the 2nd May 2012 the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin together with interfilm berlin is calling for submissions for the 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.
Entries may be short films made on the basis of poems. Prizes will be awarded in the Competition to a total value of EUR 10,000. A Programme Commission will nominate the films for the competition and select the films for the various programme categories from among the entries, and a Jury with an international line-up will name the winners.
The prizes to be awarded will be the ZEBRA Prize for the Best Poetry Film, donated by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, the Goethe Film Prize, donated by the Goethe Institute, the Ritter Sport Film Prize, donated by Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG and the Audience Prize awarded by the jury of radioeins listeners.
Children and young people will be able to award their very own prize: the ZEBRINO Prize for the Best Film for Children and Young People will be awarded by a jury of children to honour the best poetry film for eight-to-twelve-year-olds.
Conditions of Entry in full at www.zebra-award.org).
For the first time, the festival will additionally be inviting film makers each to make a film based on the same poem and to submit various different interpretations of the poem [meine heimat] (my home) by Ulrike Almut Sandig. The directors of the three best film versions will be invited to Berlin to present their films to the public and discuss them with the poet. The poem [meine heimat] can be found with a sound recording and translations at
The 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will take place in the Babylon cinema in Berlin from 18 to 21 October 2012. It is a project of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with interfilm Berlin and the Polish Institute Berlin with the kind support of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the German Literature Fund, the Goethe Institute and Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG. It takes place as part of the poesiefestival berlin.
6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
18-21 October 2012
Closing date for entries: 02 May 2012
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