Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival

Islands Brygge 18, 2300 København
21 nov 2021 kl. 13:00 - 20:00
Billetter Gratis
Billetter Gratis

Performing arts and activism often go hand in hand, they are both used as tools to deliver messages in need of their voices being represented. In this case, it isn’t a voice or a minority, but an entire planet that needs to be spoken for by those inhabiting it…the main threading line being poetry in interdisciplinary media. 

That is the concept behind “Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival”, an idea that began during early spring as a collaboration between Kulturhuset Islands Brygge and Red Door Gallery’s project The Poetic Phonotheque, which since the beginning of the lockdown last year had been collecting the voices of poets from all over the world. Agreeing on the importance of centering the theme around conversations about climate, nature and environment, the open call was launched during the summer to bring together a diverse selection of poetic voices from all over the world.

The festival received almost 300 films, from over 50 locations, such as Egypt, Kosovo, Argentina, Iraq, Taiwan, Australia, as well as many from Scandinavia. The official selection, made by lecturer Solveig Willum and artist Christina Jonsson, is divided into the genres of Poetry Film, Animation, Short Film, Experimental, and Documentary, and will be screened during the first edition of Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge in Copenhagen on Sunday, November 21st and on Sunday, November 28th, from 1 PM to 8 PM. 

In order to provide an all-encompassing experience for the attending audience, the event includes an exhibition titled “Colors for Climate” by international artist Rita Howis, as well as a collaboration with Extinction Rebellion, who will do a talk on each day during the festival. A series of posters has been designed for the festival by Argentinian artist Leonardo Reyes, which have been printed locally on recycled paper, as well as a book that documents all the participants of the project, illustrated by Danish artist Rikke Winkler Nilsson. A number of the filmmakers will arrive to Copenhagen to participate in the festival and talk about their productions as part of the festival program.

More details on the festival program coming soon! 

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