Event: November 2022

Thu 3/11/22
Sun 6/11/22

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

Event-Picture: ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival


The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, taking place from November 3 to 6 is the festival of poetry and film. As the world’s oldest and most well-established poetry film festival, it celebrates both art forms across disciplines.

International filmmakers were invited to submit their films, the shortlist will be presented at the festival and the winning films will be awarded. In addition, “Prisma” offers an insight into the diversity of the current poetry film scene.

Ukrainian, German, and multilingual poets, translators, film authors, and artists are invited to increase visibility of Ukranian poetry and poetry-filmmaking. A retrospective recalls the work of poetry film pioneer Maya Deren, born in Kyiv in 1917. A masterclass will be held by the Ukrainian musician Maryana Klochko.

Extending beyond this national focus, the festival will feature poems and poetry films on experiences of war and violence, forced migration and transgenerational trauma. A panel discussion addresses poetry and poetry film as coping strategies.

In advance to the ZEBRA Festival, the ZEBRINO Poetry Film Festival for children and youth, will take place from October 17 to 23. The best poetry film for children will be awarded the ZEBRINO Audience Prize. Notably, children and young people will be introduced to poetry and film through the Haus für Poesie’s dedicated programs in poetic education. Here we also aim to establish poetry and poetry films as potential coping strategies for trauma.

Once again in 2022, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will be a dynamic, participatory meeting place of international poets, film authors, and festival visitors.

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is organized by Haus für Poesie in cooperation with Kino in der Kulturbrauerei. Supported by NEUSTART KULTUR der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, by Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. and by funds of the State of Berlin / Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. With the kind support of Goethe-Institut, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG, Universität der Künste Berlin, Universität Hildesheim, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Verein für Literaturvermittlung Leipzig am Deutschen Literaturinstitut, the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin and the Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia. Presented by taz, tip Berlin, EXBERLINER and YORCK Kinogruppe.