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Upcoming: Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival Vienna, Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. Check on Facebook!


The competition of the fifth Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival have been closed. Check the festival time table online! The Vienna Poetry Film Festival will show 101 films within three days.

Traditionally, the artist community and art association Art Visuals & Poetry has once again organized two poetry film competitions: The second competition called "Special Award" was open for all nations, but dedicated to a given festival poem. In 2019 we have chosen the poem "First" by the Austrian writer Sophie Reyer. The festival provides this poem as a soundtrack to all participating film makers including the copyrights and an English translation. The main competition of the Vienna Poetry Film Festival 2019 was restricted to filmmakers of the German-speaking countries. Submission closed May 20, 2019!

The Poetry Film itself is a hybrid of literature and film and a child of the digitization, although the oldest known poetry film was made in 1905 in the United States. Have a look at the Vienna Poetry Film Festival on Facebook

Festival host country USA

In 2019, the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival will showcase a major US focus. Guest will be America's largest poetry film production label Motionpoem. A German partner festival is going to screen US poetry films. More details soon! We you will join the festival! Check the event on Facebook!


Ticket hotline!

Tickets can be reserved via phone and e-mail at the ticket desk of the cinema METRO Kinokulturhaus.

Event calendar

Open Call Poetry Film competitions Weimar


Film Magazine

A Day at the Mall Reminds me of America by Ayse Altinok/Sarah Blake (USA)

The poetry film is about the adolescence of two young girls in modern USA. The film was produced by Motionpoems.

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 between Künstlerhaus Vienna, which is the oldest art fine association in Vienna. Poetry films by Sigrun Höllrigl and Hubert Sielecki will be screened at the film party Happy Birthday Freies Kino April 9, 2019.
Readings & Performances
Sophie Reyer ist the festival poetess 2019. Her poem "Zuerst/First" was the festival poem 2019. A special competition has been created to make films after this special poem - the SPECIAL AWARD. Sophie Reyer will be present twice at the upcoming festival. Enjoy her reading on Saturday night 7pm or join the film programme on Sunday 5pm with the film talk.
Head of the festival

Head of the festival

Sigrun Höllrigl

Sigrun Höllrigl has founded the Austrian Poetry Film Festival in 2013. She studied literature (MA) and works as a writer, film maker and event organizer in Vienna. In 2015/16 she has published two novels "Odysseus X" and "The Camp" and realized poetry films with other film makers.