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In 2021, a three-member jury based in Vienna will decide on the two winners of Award German Speaking Countries and the Special Award:
The third international prize is an audience award and comes with a prize-money of € 1000.-



 Award German Speaking Countries | Price-money  € 1000.-


Best poetry short after a poem by Antonio Fian | SPECIAL AWARD | price-money € 500.-





Sigrun Höllrigl (Projektleitung Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival, Festivalgründerin)

Born in Innsbruck in 1966, grew up in Switzerland. Studied German language and literature and philosophy in Vienna. Since 2008 freelance artist in the fields of literature, film, media art and event organization. In 2015 the lyrical novel
Ulysses X. In 2016 the 2nd novel " Das Lager" is published.  With her poetry films Sigrun Höllrigl is represented internationally at festivals. Since 2011 director of the ART VISUALS & POETRY film festival in Vienna. Sigrun Höllrigl is a poetry film expert due to her decade of festival curating. She lives in Vienna and Lower Austria.


Nikolaus Jantsch (Filmmaker, Head of the Studio for Experimental Animation, University of Applied Arts Vienna)

1999 Beginning of studies in sociology in Linz. 2000 Studied painting at the University

of Applied Arts Vienna, class Attersee and continued his studies in sociology. 2006 Diploma passed with distinction. 2012 Head of the studio for experimental animation film, University of Applied Arts Vienna. 2016 Co-founder of the "under-radar" award. Numerous festival screenings & awards with short films and music videos at home and abroad.

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Hubert Sielecki (independant film maker, co-curator of Art Visuals & Poetry)               

Born 1946 in Carinthia, Austria studied 1968-1976 at the University
of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Film School in Lodz, Poland. In 1982 he graduated
from the University of Applied Arts in the painting class under Maria Lassnig he established
the Studio for Experimental  Animation Film, which he directed until 2012. Hubert Sielecki
is a screenwriter,director, cinematographer, musician, sound technician, performer,
draftsman, painter. He makes auteur films and uses mainly the technique of animated
film. For his work Hubert Sielecki has received numerous prizes and awards in Austria
and abroad.