This week the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia 2023 (see poetryfilmtage.de) will take place in Weimar on May 19th and 20th. There will also be a chance to see the festival online through the Media Library from May 19th– 31st.
Dance is the theme for this year with some vibrant new works on show, alongside selections of German poetry films, Bauhaus poetry shorts (University of Weimar), the World Mirror of Poetry (an overview from around the world) and of course the official selection for the grand prize. 578 short films from 60 countries submitted films for the 8th Weimar Poetry Film prize, and the shortlist can be found here.
The bilingual magazine this year is a weighty 112 pages! and includes writings by Tom Konyves (his manifesto and definition of videopoetry); myself (the thorny complexities of classification) and a German translation of my chapter Dance and Movement from The Poetics of Poetry Film (Intellect, 2021); festival director and magazine editor Guido Naschert on Poetry Film and Videopoetry, and festival director Christian O. Pacheco Cámara on FOTOGENIA festival. I feel in very good company!