Festival director Sigrun Höllrigl
The Vienna Poetry Film competitions were closed on the 7th of April 2017. In all we have received 176 films from all over the world. That´s much more than last time. The festival was growing due to the huge interest of film makers to present their work.
The Viennese Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival became 2017 the second-largest Poetry Film Festival word-wide. 36 film artists joined the festival. There were two short fim competitions and 4 competitions film blocks. But there was also a large international side program.
The second competition screening is dedicated to experimentals and animations. We will show 14 shorter films in this program. It´s perfect for the one, who like intense, very short and very suprising films. We have set up a program mix between animation and experimental film with entertaining qualities. You may realize, that the Austrians are very strong in the experimental film tradition. Yes, that´s true, they are.
Textfilm Made in Austria by Sigrun Höllrigl/Marc Neys - film debut Sigrun Höllrigl (2012)
Co-Regie Sigrun Höllrigl/Marc Neys, Text & Voice Sigrun Höllrigl, editing Marc Neys
Poetry films are often hybrids and not easy to categorize. In its apperance they show the typical diversity of short films. In categorizing poetry films we follow a genre based approach.