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On Lockdown | Calum Macdiarmid/Todd Boss (UK/USA)

In 2019 the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival invited the American poet Todd Boss, head of the US non profit company Motionpoems to Vienna. Recently Todd Boss published a new poetry film called "On Lockdown" in collaboration with the English artist and film maker Calum MacDiarmid. The animation is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in an abstract and minimalistic style.


"What is perhaps more important is the notion that videopoetry – rendering poetry as an object to be experienced through the medium of video – is in the process of re-defining poetry for future generations." Tom Konyves

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Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival

The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival is the second largest poetry film festival and is held bi-annually. The festival photos can be seen on Flickr . The next edition of the Vienna Poetry Film Festival is planned for late autumn 2021. The new call for entries for the competitions will be published at the beginning of 2021. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

In 2019, the festival was held from November 29 to December 1 in Vienna's METRO Kinokulturhaus. 101 films were shown over three days. In total, prize money of 1800 euros was distributed. And the winners are... Main prize German Speaking Countries Alexander Gratzer APFELMUS
Hubert Sielecki-Award Rüdiger Rohde DESORIENTIERT
SPECIAL AWARD Jim Hall /Diana Taylor ZUERST (exaequo)
International Audience Award Garo Berberian TANIEL


Love poems, Existence survey, theory

Rainer Maria Rilke

To Lou Andre-Salome


Classic love poem of Austro-Hungary

Georg Trakl

Kaspar Hauser Song

Documentary of the Georg Trakl poetry film competition

On Tour Screenings

The Art Visuals & Poetry organizes poetry film screenings within the festival pause with partners all over Austria

We are mainly based in Vienna, where we already screen in the most renowned art house cinemas of the town. For example Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus is located beneath Musikverein in the heart of the old city center of Vienna. The screenings are organized in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Vienna, which is the oldest art fine association in Vienna. The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival on Tour programm at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Vienna. The USA programme of the festival 2019 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown. A new event date is upcoming.


Theorist from Canada

Theory of poetry film

Tom Konyves