International Poetry Film Festival dedicated to all genres of poetry short films: experimentals, schrift films, animations and essay films. Main competition for German speaking countries. International competition after a given festival poem. In addition curated side program with international films, readings & lectures. The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival will take place November 11-13, 2021 at Künstlerhaus Vienna.

- "SPECIAL AWARD" after a given festival poem
- AUDIENCE AWARD for an international film within the side program

Information about prize-money will follow.

- We are looking for literary short films in the genre "poetry film"
(wanted duration 2-20 min.)
- The main poetry film competition dedicated to German speaking countries only. We accept films back to 10 years (production year 2011). German language is wanted, but not requested. English or German subtitles are required. Please check carefully, if you can meet this criteria!

- The second poetry film competition is dedicated to a given festival poem. All films have to use this poem. You can download the poem as a recording for free from the festival homepage For the SPECIAL AWARD we accept entries from all over the world.

- Do not send us any films, which have been already submitted to us previously.

People, this is a POETRY Film Festival! Were are only looking for literary art and poetry films.

More information upcoming!

Overall Rating
  • Jim Hall

    The most significant and thoughtful Film Poetry Festival on the planet! Would you expect any less from Vienna? Sigrun and Hubert curate and host this event with such Love and Joy for the Arts. Support this festival with all your Heart. They open their arms every two years to uplift and welcome the World to Wien. And, we are all made better from their Artistic Stewardship!

    December 2021
  • YUTING Cai

    As one of the award winner of this film festival, everything for me is amazing. They organise the physical screening rather than just virtual. As the second large poetry film festival, I hope this festival could keep active in the future.

    November 2021
  • Giorgis Fotopoulos

    The festival director is a poet herself and thus the crucial bridge between the films and the audience. She does this with great passion and utmost professionalism. This way, one can make important acquaintances and receive ideas at the festival even after the screenings. May this festival continue to grow and become better known.

    November 2021
  • gaele sobott

    We were thrilled to have our film Dear Rosa included in the Arts VIsual & Poetry Film Festival.

    November 2021
  • Andrea Capranico

    Amazing festival and unique experience in Vienna!

    November 2017