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ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival – this year’s »Festival poem«

Posted in Björn Kuhligk, Ulrike Almut Sandig by lyrikline on 25. February 2014

ZEBRA Banner Klein mitteZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is inviting entries of short films based on this year’s »Festival poem«, Die Liebe in den Zeiten der EU by Björn Kuhligk. A committee will select the three best film versions of the poems from among all the entries. The directors of the three best films will be invited to Berlin to meet the poet and have the opportunity to present their films and to talk about the process of making them. You will find the poem with a sound recording on lyrikline as well as translations into French (L’amour aux temps de l’UE), English (Love in the age of the EU), Spanish (El amor en los tiempos de la UE), Russian (Любовь во время ЕС) and into Breton (Ar garantez e mare unvanidigezh Europa).

In 2012 the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival invited film makers from all over the world to make film interpretations of the poem [meine heimat] by Ulrike Almut Sandig. 33 film makers from thirteen countries followed the call. Thirteen of the films have been selected and presented in the programme [meine heimat] one poem – many films. The directors of the three best films, Rainer Komers (film maker, writer, Mühlheim / Ruhr and Berlin), Lisi Prada (film maker, Madrid) and Johanna Wagner (film maker, Motala, Sweden; Edinburgh, Berlin), introduced their works on the stage, talked about how they approached working on the project and gave insights into the various ways a poem can be approached in film. Ulrike Almut Sandig has read from her books.

The closing date for entries for all the Competitions is 25 April 2014. You can find the full conditions of entry and the entry form here >>.

All films submitted are automatically considered for all selection processes!

The 7th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is taking place from 16th–19th October 2014.

Deadline: 25 April 2014

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is a project of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with interfilm Berlin and with the kind support of the Capital City Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds), the Goethe Institut, the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG. It takes place as part of the poesiefestival berlin.

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