Georgian film art – Giga Chkheidze


2 Film premieres in Austria – 2 Poetry films


Filmstill “Brazil”

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Art Visuals & Poetry shows in cooperation with Künstlerhaus three films of the Georgian film makers Giga George Chkheidze. The screening will take place on February 5, 2019  at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus. Three of the most successful productions of George Chkheidz will be shown in a retrospective.
The artist will be present and talk about producing film at the end of the former Sovietunion and the changes after the capitalistic turn.

Moderation Sigrun Höllrigl.

Location: Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Akademiestr. 13, 1010 Wien, free entry!

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Preview: Poetry Film Festival 2019

Due to the fact that the Vienna Poetry Film Festival needs at least half a year longer preparation time, we are already inmiddle of organizing  the Art Visuals & Poetry Festival 2019.
The reason, why it takes more time than at other film festivals is as follows: Many poetry films are specially created for the Vienna Poetry Film Festival. The call for entries will usually kept open for 6 months to give enough time to create poetry and text films. This concerns above all the “Special Award” after the festival poem, but also the main competition.
Although there is currently a very pleasing intermediate level. However, some decisions still need to be taken before the new calls can be launched. We plan to open the new calls for entries of the Vienna poetry film competitions for begin of 2019.  You can submit via FilmFreeway or via the festival website

Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival Wien 4.-6. Nov. 2017

The Viennese Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival became 2017 the second-largest Poetry Film Festival word-wide. 36 film artists joined the festival. There were two short fim competitions and 4 competitions film blocks. But there was also a large international side program.

The fourth edition of the Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival Nov 4-6,2017 can be considered as a great success. The audience loved the films, the film artists loved the festival. Everything went fine. Much more people were coming to watch the films. The Vienna audience started to discover estimate this new emerging film genre. The festival will show part of the festival program ON TOUR in co-operation with other cultural partners. The first Art Visuals & Poetry ON TOUR event started on December 6, 2017 at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus Vienna.
We are presenting you now the award-winners of the fourth Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival 2017:

The Art Visuals & Poetry Main Award went to Gudrun Krebitz (Austria/Germany) for „EXOMOON“
The Special Award or Rilke Award went to Sebastian & Daniel Selke (Germany) for „rilke  überoffen“
The Honorable Mention for the best feature film went to Andrea Capranico „The Landscape Within“
– The Hubert Sielecki Award for an Austrian film went to Moritz Stieber „The facts in the case of Mr. Valdemar“
The OKTO Audience Award went to Christian Heinbockel (D) and „Speaking about Love“.