The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival is held bi-annually in Vienna. It became the second largest poetry film festival world-wide showing 82 films Nov 4-6, 2017.
The next festival will take place in autumn 2019. The call for entries will start 6-8 months before on FilmFreeway and via website. We are looking forward to your new films! In between the festival will go ON TOUR all over Austria.
The main award goes to the the hand drawn animation film "Exomoon" by Gudrun Krebitz. The film is about the identity and solitute of a female character. The moods of the female character are changing during the brush-strokes between fear, belief and hope. Jury statement:
Best Feature Film - Honorable Mention
A In 2017 the only Honorable Mention of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festivals goes to the lyrical documentary "The Landscape Within" by Andrea Capranico. The film documents a process of healing by following the bodypainter, photographer Eric Nui Cabales on his way out of the crisis caused by the death of his father. Link to the jury statement
Rilke Prize or Special Award 2017
The festival awards the two Berliner musicians and brothers Daniel & Sebastian Selke for their music film "rilke überoffen" memorizing the festival poem "To Lou Andre-Salome" by memorising their own youth in the Plattenbau of the DDR in the 80thies. Link to the jury statement:
Der Hubert Sielecki-Preis goes to Moritz Stieber for "The facts in the case of Mr. Valdemar". The film is based on Edgar Allan Poe. The story is about a hypnotiseur, who hypnotizes his dying friend. Link to the jury statement