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OSTPOL Films@Shouf Film Platform 2

Shouf Film platform is glad to launch the second film screening program in collaboration with the Ostpol in Leipzig, Germany.

which starts on 6 October and ends on 21 October 2020.

The program contains 5 films:
Paradise with Pavilion (Paradies mit Laube) |Short Experimental | Director by Sand... more

OSTPOL Films@Shouf Film Platform

Shouf Film platform is glad to launch the experimental film screening program in collaboration with the OSTPOL organization in Leipzig, Germany.

Which starts on 22 September and ends on 6 October 2020.

The program contains 5 films:

ECHO Short Experimental, Director by Damaris Zielke, Wr... more


Finally new dates for the beloved short film festival kurzsuechtig are set. From 19. - 23. August 2020 the festival will screen the best shorts from our region in Leipzigs Felsenkeller and at Luru-Sommerkino. Including some of our lab/p - poetry in motion - Egypt-German-Ko-productions:

Competition Animation... more

The Right to Fall Apart@CutOutFest Mexico

We are happy to announce that THE RIGHT TO FALL APART by Rika Tarigan & Yara Mamdouh Ahmed will be screened, 16th November / 6 p.m. at Teatro de la Ciudad, at Cut Out Festival, Querétaro, Mexico - the largest animation and digital art celebration in México.



We are happy and proud to announce that SEA OF DUNES by director more

Poetry Film Award Goes to...

"The Right to Fall Apart" by Rika Tarigan and Yara Mamdouh Ahmed wins the Poetry Film Award Weimar in the category Animation! A big Shukran to the jury for giving us this prestigious award! more

Nominees for the 4th Weimar Poetry Film Award

We are happy to announce that two films of lab/p - poetry in motion 3 are nominated for the 4th Weimar Poetry Film Award. The award ceremony will take place at the Kino Lichthaus in Weimar, Saturday, 1st of June 2019. And the nominees are: Sea of Dunes / Dünenmeer
Animation: Nissmah Roshdy

World Premiere: lab/p – poetry in motion 3

We are celebrating the world premiere of lab/p - poetry in motion 3, an exciting collaboration of authors and film makers from Egypt and Germany.
In an intensive intercultural discourse on eye level the 6 teams created 6 short poetry films. Each film invites you  - with its own artistic signature - to explor... more

lab/p 3 on the move with Islam Kamal

The current phase of lab/p3 involves hands-on coaching by the artistic directors in Egypt and Germany. The beginning made the visual artist Islam Kamal by intensely discussing in Leipzig at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig with the lab/p3 artists the new developments. And of course - celebrating a happy reunion - fo... more

Alexandria: Screening & Reading at Goethe Institute

After setting up a cinema in the desert (Oasis Siwa) for screening our first collaborative micro films we switched from sand to sea. Exploring magic Alexandria and filling the days with inspiration and team building. A wonderful evening with readings and screenings followed at the Goethe Institut Alexandria. more

Meet the participants of the new edition lab/p 3

Congrats!!! We are delighted to welcome 6 authors and 6 filmmakers from Egypt and Germany to lab/p - poetry in motion 3. Amidst a high-level competition and a multi-layer selection process - You've made it! Can't wait to get started.....Artists Egypt: from left to right: Ahmed Hamed, Yara Aly, Yara Ahmed, Mennah El... more

Meet the lab/p3 jury!

Delighted to introduce to you the film making and poetry experts who decided in Alexandria and Leipzig on the participants. Shukran, thank you & vielen Dank for your marvellous support!
For Egypt from left to right, top: Sahar Hamouda, Noor Abed, Alaa Khaled, Andrew Mohsen, and bottom: Thekla Worch-Ambara... more

lab/p - poetry in motion 3 - Identity

Apply now - deadline 22.06.2018!

lab/p - poetry in motion is a programme which supports up - and - coming authors and filmmakers for the collaborative development of poetry films. It provides an early international co-producing experience as well as the option to enhance the professional network by an... more


We celebrate 4 nominations at the wonderful film fest of the region:

Animation: (11. April 2018)
SCHARNIERE by Jonathan-David Wedler & Magdalena Kotzurek
PARADIES MIT LAUBE by Sandra Barth & Anna Schöning

Experimental: (14. April 2018)
ACGT by Nick Tepl... more

World premiere lab/p-poetry in motion 2@Filmfest Dresden

OSTPOL proudly presents
the 2nd edition of lab/p -poetry in motion: New animation and experimental films - developed by teams of film makers and writers from the region in an interdisziplinary working process. The films provide a thrilling insights on contemporary poetry and film aesthetic and offer the chan... more

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