Nature & Culture - International Poetry Film Festival

Dear friends,

This year, we celebrated our 3rd NATURE & CULTURE festival in Copenhagen and online.
With over 500 submissions, this year we screened a selection of 93 fantastic films that encompass our call for poetic expressions of humanity’s connection with our environment.

All the poetry films will remain in our permanent archive, which you’re also welcome to browse through by navigating this website.

Special thanks to the Poetic Phonoteque’s partners, Kirjan Talo (Finland) and Kultivera (Sweden), as well as to South.Nord for this year’s collaboration, and to Husets Biograf for hosting our live screening event.

Copenhagen screening: Program




Over 100 participating films, from all over the world, with great representation of indigenous communities, and a connecting environmental message… what a wonderful way to celebrate film, and poetic expressions in different media!

If you’d like to participate in the third version of our film festival, please submit your film to:


Thanks to all filmmakers, poets, collaborators and participants for an engaging and inspiring experience we look forward to repeating.

Official trailer 2022

Here are some memories from 2022:


The festival was a blast! Our heartfelt thank you to all the filmmakers, composers, poets, artists, creators and activists who joined us. Thank you Kulturhuset Islands Brygge for this collaboration. Thank you Zarko Ivetich for these photos:

SCROLL DOWN to watch trailer, read program, and see the book on digital version:

Performing arts and activism often go hand in hand, 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. Agreeing on the importance of centring the theme around conversations about climate, nature and environment, the open call was launched during the summer to bring together a diverse selection of voices from all over the world.

Art by Leonardo Flores

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, of 128 films, made by lecturer Solveig Willum and artist Christina Jonsson, is divided into the genres of Poetry Film, Animation, Short Film, Experimental, and Documentary, and took place at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge on November of 2021.

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge – Islands Brygge 18, 2300, Copenhagen S, Denmark
November 21 & 28, 2021

Media inquiries can be sent to:
Elizabeth Torres (Director of Festival) poetiskefonotek@reddoormagazine


You can acquire the printed publication at Red Door’s online shop after the festival – or read it by clicking here:

Posters, handmade notebooks, poetry books and the official publication of the festival will be available for sale during both days.