Poetic Encounters. The 1st Berlin-Tel Aviv Workshop for Poetry & Film
Director: Avi Dabach
Poet: Monika Rinck
Poem on lyrikline.org
The result of the Film-Workshop held during the 5th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. Three pairs of artists comprising Israeli filmmakers Emanuella Amichai, Avi Dabach and Joshua Simon and German poets Daniel Falb, Monika Rinck and Jan Wagner were working together to produce scripts and create poetry films in six days.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival has been around since 2002. It was the first and is the largest international platform for short films based on poetry – the poetry films. Every year, it offers poets, film and festival makers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, brainstorming and meeting with a broad audience. With a competition, film programmes, poetry readings, retrospectives, exhibitions, performances, workshops, colloquia, lectures and a children’s program, it presents in various sections the diversity of the genre of poetry film.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is a project of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with the German UNESCO Commission and interfilm Berlin and with the financial assistance, for which we are grateful, of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Goethe Institute, the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation, the German Foreign Ministry, the German Literature Fund and with the kind support of Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG and Toyota Deutschland GmbH. It is taking place under the aegis of the poesiefestival berlin.