The international ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival has a new home in Münster. 2016, for the very first time the Filmwerkstatt Münster, in cooperation with Literaturwerkstatt Berlin/Haus für Poesie, will host the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster|Berlin. The festival will be located at Schloßtheater, a repertory cinema in Münster.
The focus of this year’s ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster|Berlin is the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium). Therefore, the festival is part of the official accompanying programme of the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair, which focuses on the Dutch language.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival came into being in 2002 and was the first and is the biggest international platform for short films based on poems – poetry films. Every two years it offers poets, film-makers and festival organisers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange of ideas, for generating ideas and meeting with a broad audience. Featuring a competition, film programmes, readings by poets, retrospectives, exhibitions, performances, workshops, colloquiums, talks and a special programme for children, it presents the diversity of the genre of the poetry film in various sections every two years, thereby opening new opportunities for the distribution of poetry.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster|Berlin has been made possible with the support of Kunststiftung NRW and LWL Kulturstiftung, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Münster, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Representation of the Government of Flanders. The awards are donated by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin/Haus für Poesie, the Goethe-Institut, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ritter Sport, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG.