ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival program is online


The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival posted their program to the web yesterday, and judging from Google Translate, there’s a great deal of continuity with past festivals despite the change in hosting organizations (from Literaturwerkstatt Berlin to Filmwerkstatt Münster), as well as some interesting new features. Continue Reading

4th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition releases shortlist, screening date


Earlier this week, the folks at Ó Bhéal, in partnership with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Film & Music, posted the shortlist for their 4th Poetry-Film Competition, and announced that the screening will take place on October 16. Twenty-eight films were chosen, representing 15 countries. Continue Reading

The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: “Wayne the Stegosaurus” and “Cigar Box Banjo”


Based on a children’s poem by Kenn Nesbitt, the animated film Wayne the Stegosaurus is perfect in its simplicity, while Cigar Box Banjo, based on a poem by Kim Addonizio, is much grittier and more to my taste. But both are well written and visually outstanding — video poetry at its best. Continue Reading

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival Releases the 2016 Shortlists

Rabbit Heart ticket

The Longlist for the 2016 Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival is now up! In addition, finalists for the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival are now up and public — these are the front-runners in this year’s poetry movie competition, the best of the best films submitted, and the finalists whose work will be screened at the 2016 Awards Ceremony and Viewing Party. Continue Reading

2016 Video Poetry Summer Camp for Teen Girls Wraps Up

teacher writing on whiteboard

On Sunday, July 31, seven teen filmmakers, all female, showed off their video poems in front of an appreciative audience. This year, our second running the Media Poetry Studio camp, students ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old. Each student gave a short introduction, talking about inspiration, writing poems, learning videography, filming, and editing. Continue Reading

Kickstarter to support video, dance and text installation “Digitized Figures”

Kickstarter to support video, dance and text installation “Digitized Figures”

Last summer I shared a video called Portlet from the on-going collaboration between dance and video artist Kathleen Kelley and poet Sarah Rose Nordgren—their Digitized Figures project. Now they’re preparing the world premiere of an interactive installation, and they’re asking for a little help. Continue Reading

Call for submissions: 5th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens

5th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens-sm

The yearly International Video Poetry Festival 2016 will be held for the fifth time in Greece in Athens. Approximately 2500 people attended the festival last year. There will be two different zones of the festival. The first zone will include video poems, visual poems, short film poems and cinematic poetry by artists from all over the world (America, Asia, Europe, Africa). The second zone will include cross-platform collaborations of sound producers and music groups with poets and visual artists in live improvisations. Continue Reading