Call for submissions: Weimar Poetry Film Award

Weimar Poetry Film Award Flyer 2018

Once again, the annual backup_festival at Bauhaus University and the Literary Society of Thuringia are cooperating to sponsor a poetry film prize in association with Poetryfilmkanal. The 2018 Weimarer Poetryfilmpreis is now open for submissions. Here’s the English version of their bilingual call:


Through the new film award, backup_festival and Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e.V. (LGT) are looking for innovative poetry films. Filmmakers from any nation and of any age are welcome to participate with up to three short films of up to 8:00 mins, which should explore the relation between film and written poetry in an innovative, straightforward way. Films that are produced before 2015 will not be considered. From all submitted films selected for the festival competition three Jury members will choose the winner of the main prize (1000 €). Moreover, an audience award of 250 € will be awarded.

The competition »Weimar Poetry Film Award« is financed by Kulturstiftung des Freistaats Thüringen, Thüringer Staatskanzlei and the City of Weimar.

Deadline: January 31th, 2018.

Form for submissions [pdf] by mail or e-mail.

Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e. V.
Marktstraße 2–4
99423 Weimar, Germany

The »Weimar Poetry Film Award« call for entries is international. For the submission send with the other informations a quotable text of the related poem in German or English.

Presentation of awards: June 2nd, 2018.

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