For the first time in the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival a realisation workshop is taking place. The Literaturwerkstatt Berlin is bringing filmmakers from Tel Aviv together with poets from Berlin and allowing them to work together on poetry films. The results will be shown in the festival and of course the poets and filmmakers will be talking about their joint work and answering questions from the audience. Emanuella Amichai, Avi Dabach and Joshua Simon have been in an intensive exchange since the summer of 2010 with poets Daniel Falb, Monika Rinck and Jan Wagner. Poetry meets film, poets meet filmmakers. Beyond national boundaries, the three pairs of artists immersed themselves in each others' work and wrote scripts for their poetry films. They will be meeting before the festival to transform their ideas into film in six days.
The project is promoted by the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation. With the kind support of Cine Impuls, XEN.ON° Television Campus, Suity-Berlin Apartments, Berlinpiloten and 25p *cine support, luxom medienprojekte gmbh.