ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

The 14th edition of ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will take place from October 12 - 15, 2023 at Haus für Poesie and Kino in der Kulturbrauerei. 

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 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.

Films submitted to a worldwide competition will be screened by the program’s commission of film and poetry experts. An international jury will award several prizes.

In 2023, the program Spotlight will be Italy. Extending beyond this national focus, the festival will also feature poems and poetry films on several further themes.

Once again in 2023, ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will be a dynamic, participatory meeting place of international poets, film authors, and festival visitors.

THU 10/12 – SUN 10/15/2023

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
Haus für Poesie & Kino in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

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ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival has been running since 2002. At the time of its inception it was the first international festival for short films based on poems – poetry films – and it is still the biggest of its kind. It offers poets, film makers and festival organisers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, and the attention of a wide audience. To this end, the festival includes readings, colloquia, and screenings. In addition, the festival offers participatory formats, such as master classes, in which participants will be able to learn more about scenes of poetry/film, their actors and aesthetics, networks and production conditions, and how one might initiate collaborations.