The 2021 festival poet of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival is the Carinthian writer Antonio Fian, who lives in Vienna. He is very well known domestically for his satirical columns in the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard. The following festival poem "ruhwunsch" by Antonio Fian is to be filmed in very different ways around the world as part of a poetry film competition called SPECIAL AWARD.
Dear art lovers, dear colleagues
To have overcome and outlasted the current art crisis is an achievement for a festival like ours. Covid-19 has turned the art scene upside down in 2020. Many events could not take place.
NEW: The deadline for the main competition has been extended to June 30, 2021!
The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival is the only poetry film festival based in Austria. The main focus is to support German language poetry films. The sixth edition is currently scheduled for Middle of November 2021. The Vienna Poetry Film Festival offers also a large international film program, which is curated by the festival team.