Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Berlin Poetry Night on 14 June

We are delighted to welcome Aurélie Maurin from the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, the German host organisation for the Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange project.

Aurélie will introduce a selection of projects and programmes at the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin. Amongst them is the prestigious Zebra Poetry Film Festival a competition of the best poetry films! Prizes in the competition are awarded to a total value of € 10,000. The winners will be selected by an international jury in Berlin.

The different prize categories are:
– ZEBRA Prize for the Best Poetry Film, donated by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin
– Goethe Film Prize, donated by the Goethe Institute
– Ritter Sport Film Prize, donated by Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG
– Audience Prize awarded by the radioeins jury

This year, for the first time, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will also be making awards for poetry films in the categories Best First Film, Best Film for Tolerance and Best Poem Performance on Film. Children and young people award their own prize: ZEBRINO – the prize for the best film for children and young people. The young viewers will be deciding on the winner of the ZEBRINO award, the best poetry film for eight-to-twelve-year-olds.

Aurélie will present a selection of inspiring poetry films including films from New Zealand. Additionally, we are excited to hear more about the multilingual online poetry portal www.lyrikline.org 

If this is not enough for your lyrical mind, you can look forward to meeting three German poets from Berlin who will read from their work. We look forward to a truly filmic and lyrical Berlin night!

Berlin Poetry Night

Reading, Presentation, Conversation
14 June 2012, 5pm
New Zealand Film Archive Wellington
free entry

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