Poetic Encounters 2013: firewater
Director: Axel Krüger
Poet: Tomasz Różycki
In the poetry-and-film workshop Poetic Encounters artists from two genres and two countries come together. Berlin filmmakers Matthias Fritsch, Juliane Henrich and Axel Krüger have selected the Polish poets Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało, Jakobe Mansztajn and in advance to work with them on making filmed versions of their poems. Filming work then took place in Warsaw. The films received their premiere at the poesiefestival Berlin 2013.
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.
In cooperation with the Fundacja bez Wizy. With the support of the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, the Goethe Institute Warsaw and the Polish Institute Berlin.
The poesiefestival berlin is a project by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with the Academy of Arts with the generous support of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.