Together with interfilm berlin the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin is now calling for submissions for the 3rd ZEBRA Poetry Film Award. The deadline for receiving entries is 15 June 2006. From 11 to 14 October 2006 an international jury will decide the winner of the 3rd ZEBRA Poetry Film Award, whose total prize money amounts to 10,000 euros.

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Award has established itself as the largest forum for the international poetry film and offers filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to exchange ideas and define positions. The ZEBRA Poetry Film Award offers a platform for a dynamic genre within the short film, a genre which has developed into an independent art form somewhere between literature, film and new media. Various special programmes, an international colloquium and a comprehensive retrospective complete the 3rd ZEBRA Poetry Film Award.

'So entertaining that even people who think poetry is the absolute pits can't help but fall under the spell of this event', is what the Berliner Zeitung wrote about the last ZEBRA Poetry Film Award. It was an enormous success: over 800 films came from 57 countries, a sign that the poetry film is enjoying growing popularity worldwide.

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Award is a project of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin together with interfilm berlin, and gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) and the Goethe Institute.

Boris Nitzsche
Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Literaturwerkstatt Berlin
Knaackstr. 97
10435 Berlin
Tel: [+49. 30] 48 52 45-24
Fax: [+49. 30] 48 52 45-30

>Edit: Deadline extended to 16 Jul 2006