Yesterday the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival ended with a new record number of 3000 visitors. At the awards ceremony, two audience prizes and four prizes with a total value of € 12,000 were presented:
The 2019 ZEBRA Prize for the Best German Poetry (donated by the Haus für Poesie) went to The Magical Dimension by Berlin-based filmmaker Gudrun Krebitz for the film version of her poem with the same title and passages from the poems Shall I name you a rising or a setting (Rainer Maria Rilke) and Hero and Leander (Friedrich Schiller).
The 2019 Goethe Film Prize (donated by the Goethe-Institut) was won by Subconscious Notes by Susann Arnold for the film interpretation of her own poem with the same title.
The 2019 Ritter Sport Film Prize (donated by Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG) went to O Catator Sem Cabeça (The Headless Gatherer) by Igor Shin Moromisato (Brazil/Germany) for his film interpretation of the poem with the same title by Silvia Voss.
The 2019 Prize for the Best Film for Tolerance (donated by the German Foreign Ministry) was won by Kevork Mourad and Waref Abu Quba for their film interpretation of the poem Four Acts for Syria by Raed Wahesh. The three artists come from Syria and live in the US, respectively Germany.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival audience also awarded two audience prizes:
The 2019 ZEBRINO Prize for the Best Poetry Film for Children and Young People was awarded to Francie Liebschner for the film Hurry up, Herold! It is based on the poem with the same title by Anke Kuhl. The 2019 Prize for the Best New Talent went to Giulia Valenti from the University of the Arts Bremen (project lecturer: Joachim Hofmann) for HERR 3000.