International Competition I

FRI 13.10.23 | 7.30 pm | Kino in der Kulturbrauerei

SUN 15.10.23 | 2.30 pm | Kino in der Kulturbrauerei

The best poetry films from around the world – and the world in a microcosm of poetry film. Poets and filmmakers question social norms and postcolonial structures, breaking taboos. Where great poetry performance encounters a moving story. About 1,200 entries from over 90 countries were submitted to 2023’s ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. A program committee nominated 25 of them for the international competition. 

The three-member international jury will award the following prizes this year: the “ZEBRA Prize for the Best Poetry Film,” donated by the House of Poetry, the “Goethe Film Prize – Borders,” donated by the Goethe-Institut, and the “Ritter Sport Film Prize,” donated by Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG. 

Hosted by Gian-Philip Andreas

The screenings are normally shown in the original with English subtitles. 

Unless stated otherwise, the event languages are German and English. 

Please be aware that several films in some film programs include potentially challenging or disturbing content, which may trigger survivors of trauma.

Link to the event


R·D: Regie · Director | G·P: Gedicht · Poem | D·P: Dichter · Poet