Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival 2021
Dear colleagues and art lovers
To have overcome and outlasted the current art crisis is an achievement and a distinction for a festival like ours. Covid-19 turned the art scene down in 2020. Many events could not take place.
Poetry films provide a compass for our existence and are especially valuable in the experience of crisis. Moreover, only a few, large poetry film festivals exist in the world. Therefore, I think it is important to continue and not to give up on the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival.
2021 is therefore a special festival year. It will be a festival born from the experience of the pandemic. As in previous years, the festival will announce two competitions. The jury will choose two winners. The audience will choose their favorite international film. An excellent international supporting program will surprise and touch us, showing the state of the genre. We will spend three days watching films and having many conversations. We will come together again and appreciate this meeting all the more after the year of crisis.
My final thanks go to our collaborators, patrons and sponsors for their willingness to support us again. I would also like to welcome our audience. I hope to see you in the cinema at the sixth edition of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival.
Sigrun Höllrigl, festival director