When poetry becomes the voice of reason

Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival
takes over Islands Brygge this November

Sept 10, 2021 – Copenhagen – 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, which since the beginning of the lockdown had been collecting the voices of poets from all over the world. 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.

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 at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge on Sunday, November 21 and on Sunday, November 28, from 13
to 20.

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 Xtinction Rebellion who will do a talk on each day of the festival.
A series of posters were designed for the festival by Argentinian artist Leonardo Flores, which have been printed locally in 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 talk about their productions as part of the program.
The general public is invited to follow Kulturhuset Islands Brygge’s website and social media, and to save the date of the festival, which will be screened virtually and onsite at:

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@gmail.com
See the collection: www.poeticphonotheque.com

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A CULTURAL HOUSE IN TUNE WITH THE CITY
With approximately 350 cultural events a year, including theater, concerts, dance,
communal dinners, comedy and everything in between, there is an experience for everyone
at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge.

Learn more at: kulturhusetislandsbrygge.kk.dk/

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“Nature and Culture – Poetry Film Festival”
kommer til Kulturhuset Islands Brygge

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge er stolte over at kunne annoncere et nyt samarbejde vi har indgået med Det Poetiske Fonotek.

Samarbejdet skal via en
multimediesamling, en publikation og en række events sætte fokus på sammenhængen mellem kreativ udfoldelse og klimaudfordringer. Nature and Culture – Poetry Film
Festival, som løber af stablen i Kulturhuset Islands Brygge d. 21. november og d. 28. november, er resultatet af dette samarbejde.


På festivalen kan man opleve en udvalg af dokumentar-, kort-, animations-, eksperimental- og poesifilm. Fælles for de udvalgte film er, at de alle bruger poesiens sprog til at italesætte perspektiver på den aktuelle klimadebat og på vi menneskers forhold til naturen.
I tillæg til filmfestivalen udkommer også en bog, som indeholder stills, synopser og anden information om
filmene, som er repræsenteret på festivalen. Derudover vil bogen også indeholde et udvalg af miljø- og
klimapoesi fra bidragydere fra hele verden, som led i et aktivt open call på fonotekets hjemmeside.
Om Det Poetiske Fonotek Arkivet Det Poetiske Fonotek indeholder en samling af international multimediepoesi og er et initiativ skabt af Red Door Magazine i København. Projektet blev til under
corona-nedlukningen sidste år. Intentionen med arkivet
er at bringe poesi ud til folk i deres private hjem – kvit og frit. Formålet er også at dokumentere aktuelle trends, tanker og emner som rører sig internationalt og lokalt via
de stemmer, som oplever verden gennem poesien.

Initiativet er en opfordring til digtere og poeter til at
bidrage til fonotekets store kollektion. Det kan du gøre
ved at optage din stemme direkte på hjemmesiden
poeticphonotheque.com Her kan man også udforske
hele den allerede betragtelige samling af bidrag.


Hvad:
Nature and Culture – Poetry Film Festival


Hvornår: 21. og 28. november


Hvor:
Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, 2300
København S


Online:
poeticphonotheque.com


Kontakt:
Det Poetiske Fonotek: poetiskefonotek@gmail.com

PRESS RELEASE: Nature and Culture – Poetry Film Festival

 PRESS RELEASE

Poetry and Nature go hand in hand:

Announcing “Nature and Culture – Poetry Film Festival”

Copenhagen, July 5, 2021


Kulturhuset Islands Brygge is glad to announce a new collaboration with The Poetic Phonotheque which aims to highlight the links between creative expressions and the important subjects of environment and climate, through a multimedia collection, a publication, and a series of events including a new film festival.

Nature an Culture – Poetry Film Festival is the result of this collaboration, being celebrated on November 21st and 28th, screening an official selection of documentaries, animations, experimental films, short films and poetry films which use a poetic language to discuss the current environmental viewpoints and humanity’s relationship with nature. The film festival will also be accompanied by a publication which includes screenshots, synopsis and other information of all of the films presented, as well as a selection of environmental poetry, sent from all over the world as part as an open call currently active online.

The Poetic Phonotheque is an initiative created in the beginning of the lockdown of 2019 by Red Door Magazine in Copenhagen, to bring poetry to every household free of charge, with the purpose of maintaining and enhancing community connections through poetry. The goal of this archive is also to document the current trends, thoughts, subjects and styles happening internationally and locally through the voices that experience our current world through poetry. Poets are encouraged to add their voice to the collection of the Phonotheque by recording it directly on the website poeticphonotheque.com where the whole collection can be enjoyed.

The general public is invited to follow Kulturhuset Islands Brygge’s website and social media, and to save the date of the festival, which will be screened virtually and onsite at:

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge – Islands Brygge 18, 2300, Copenhagen S, Denmark

Media inquiries can be sent to: poetiskefonotek@gmail.com

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A CULTURAL HOUSE IN TUNE WITH THE CITY

With approximately 350 cultural events a year, including theater, concerts, dance, communal dinners, comedy and everything in between, there is an experience for everyone at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge.

See the collection: www.poeticphonotheque.com

Learn more at: kulturhusetislandsbrygge.kk.dk/

See the festival’s open call: filmfreeway.com/NatureandCulture-PoetryVideoFestival

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Nature and Culture: International Poetry Film Festival

This fall, Copenhagen will enjoy its first almost fully unrestricted cultural autumn since the pandemic started. This means, we are returning to galleries, museums and concerts, and enjoying a time of outdoor life, friends and interactions we all have missed. Yeah, there’ll still be some requirements for everyone to be safe from the pandemic, but this is a great time for reconnecting through culture in the city.

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, home of the Poetic Phonotheque, celebrates the occasion with its first ‘Nature and Culture: International Poetry Film Festival’, a screening of films on the subjects of nature, environement and culture, with a focus on poetry.

Now accepting video submissions for the festival:
Documentaries, animation, short films, experimental and poetry films are welcome to the open call for this festival. Submit yours today via FilmFreeway:

The selected films (and audio poems) received for the festival will be documented in a publication to celebrate the occasion, in the form of an anthology book. If you have any questions regarding this event, please write to poetiskefonotek@gmail.com

*Please remember that audio poems are always welcome, in any language, on any topic, to the collection by clicking on submit and recording your poem, but we are currently encouraging the submission of content connected to the theme of nature and environments.

The festival will be screened FREE to the public on the 21st and 28th of November at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge.