Winner national competition " Textfilm Made in Austria" Poetry Filmfestival Vienna 2014

  Winner of the competition Textfilm Made in Austria

Poetry Film Festival Vienna 2014

Wir congratulate Brigitta Falkner for winning the competition Textfilm Made in Austria with the film  " Strategien der Wirtsfindung" (2013)

Jury Statement " Preis " Textfilm Made in Austria"

Strategien der Wirtsfindung by Brigitta Falkner


Brigitta Falkner brings poetry into the area of natural sciences: in the past worlds of "prehistoric Animals and giant larvae and Raptor pack, "and leads us into" Mesozoic thicket of ferns. There we find  "amphibious mutations" "worms, maggots and microbes" with  "abdominal Annexes". The text could be a lecture on the evolution of flora and fauna, but it isn´t. „In strategies of host finding“ the parable of metamorphosis and transformation becomes a comic form, in which ultimately everything - even a vacuum cleaner, a cassette tape or a flip-flop slippers – ends. All again the same alive in the microbiology swamp. "The end point to the beginning." At the end the atmospheric  combination of Poetry, Art and Science in this brave little film poem ends up refering to the perpetual course of things.