Höpöhöpö: Victorious!

October 20, 2010 in News


From the award ceremony.

My video poem Höpöhöpö Böks won special mention at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin on friday. I was in Berlin for the book release of Gift für Anfänger in Germany, so I saw the competition program and can attest that it indeed was a great honour. Not only was everything very fancy, the movie theatre much huger than the Youtube-window that my work is usually presented in, the champagne more bottomless and the silk softer, but the films were excellent (I would like to give my own special mention to Viva Zombatista and the whole Gasspedal Animert adventure – available at: http://gasspedalanimert.no/).

The winner was “Der Conny ihr Pony” by Robert Pohle and Martin Hentze. The Goethe Institute prize went to “To the Marriage of true Minds” by Andrew Steggall, based on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, and Vessela Dantcheva got the Ritter Sport prize for a film based on Kurt Schwitters’ An Anna Blume.

Emma Passmore got the Radio Eins listener award for a film called Breath and Constantin Areflev got a special children’s audience award for the Story of Bigmouse.

The Zebra Poetry Film Festival was being held for the fifth time. It’s the biggest venue for poetry films in the world.

Höpöhöpö Böks is univocal lipogram composed for Christian Bök, author of Eunoia – orchestrated, written, read, directed and animated by yours truly.

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