For the 7th time, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is inviting entries for the competition to find the best poetry films. Olivios Karaolides composes the music for the videopoem Unexpectedly in collaboration with Lily Michaelides (poem) and Demetra Englezou (video) which is taking place from 16th–19th October 2014. It takes place as part of the poesiefestival berlin and the prizes that will be awarded are:
– ZEBRA Prize for the Best Poetry Film, donated by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin
– the Goethe Film Prize, donated by the Goethe Institut
– the Ritter Sport Film Prize, donated by Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG
– the prize for the Best Film for Tolerance, donated by the German Foreign Office
– ZEBRINO – the prize for the Best Film for Children and Young People
– the Audience Prize awarded by the radioeins jury
The Festival is also inviting entries of films based on this year’s Festival poem, 'Love in the Age of the EU' by Björn Kuhligk. The directors of the three best films will be invited to Berlin to meet the poet and have the opportunity to present and discuss their films. You can find the poem with a sound recording and various translations here. The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is a project of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with interfilm Berlin and with the kind support of the Capital City Cultural Fund, the Goethe Institut, the German Foreign Office and Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG.