The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2019 is taking place in the Kino in der KulturBrauerei from 5 to 8 December. This year's focus lies on a competition for the best poetry films from Germany and a programme featuring poetry films from the United Kingdom.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival has been around since 2002. It was the first and is the largest international platform for short films based on poetry - the poetry films. Every year, it offers poets, film and festival makers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, brainstorming and meeting with a broad audience. With a competition, film programmes, poetry readings, retrospectives, exhibitions, performances, workshops, colloquia, lectures and a children's program, it presents in various sections the diversity of the genre of poetry film.
The festival has grown steadily since its foundation. In 2018, over 1,200 submissions from 97 countries were submitted for the competition. In recent years, the festival has been hosted in nearly 50 countries around the world. The best poetry films are presented regularly in the program of the Haus für Poesie, including in the monthly series ZEBRA-Poesiefilmclub.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is promoted by the Haus für Poesie in co-operation with interfilm Berlin and the Kino in der KulturBrauerei / CineStar. It gratefully acknowledges the support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.