The third edition of the poetry film programme lab/p has been realized as an Egyptian-German coproduction of OSTPOL Leipzig and Fig Leaf Studios Alexandria. Inspired by the topic "Identity" authors and filmmakers created jointly in 6 international teams 6 short films: Each author from Egypt teamed up with a filmmaker from Germany, each author from Germany teamed up with a filmmaker from Egypt for developing texts and visual in an intense dialogue - starting in September 2018. The animation and experimental films of lab/p 3 take us - each with its unique artistic signature - on an adventure beyond the common aesthetics. They invite us emotionally, politically, ironically and playfully to reflect upon "Identity" in an intercultural context.
In lab/p – poetry in motion we bring poets and animation and experimental filmmakers together, because we believe in the imaginative strength and creative impact of poetry and filmmaking. Artists working in these fields have innately a specific open approach to their sujets: poets create their very own languages - putting grammar upside down - inventing new words....this fits perfectly the philosophy of animation and experimental filmmakers who as well create their own rules for time, space and aesthetic. With lab/p we want to provide an effective support for the further professionalisation of the participants. This includes the professional mentoring within the scope of the programme but also fostering the visibility by the appealing documentation as book and dvd and the festival marketing.
SKY by Alina Cyranek and Yara Aly
SEA by Geeske Janßen and Yara Aly
FACES BURN by Ahmed Hamed and Özlem Özgül Dündar
SHREDS by Mennah El-Atroush and Dennis Trendelberend
SEA OF DUNES by Nissmah Roshdy and Mario Osterland
THE RIGHT TO FALL APART by Rika Tarigan and Yara M. Ahmed
Egypt, Germany 2019, ca. 30 min, OmeU
Veranstaltung liegt in der Vergangenheit