Call for submissions: 2012 Visible Verse Festival

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VISIBLE VERSE FESTIVAL @ Pacific Cinémathèque in Vancouver, Canada

Call for Entries and Official Guidelines

  • VVF seeks videopoems with a 12 minutes maximum duration.
  • Works will be judged by their innovation, cohesion and literary merit. The ideal videopoem is a wedding of word and image, the voice seen as well as heard.
  • Please do not send documentaries as they are outside the featured genre.
  • Either official language of Canada is acceptable, though if the video is in French, an English-dubbed or-subtitled version is required. Videopoems may originate in any part of the world.
  • Please submit by sending the URL for your videopoem along with a brief bio, full name, and contact information to There is no official application form nor entry fee.

DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2012

For more information contact Artistic Director Heather Haley at:

Reposted from the Visible Verse group page on Facebook.

Poet, singer, performer, writer, media artist, organizer of Vancouver's long-running Visible Verse Poetry Film Festival... see Heather's full bio on her website.


  1. I would like to submit three short videopoems for your consideration.
    I have posted them on youtube, and here are the urls:

    I am a painter and animator living in Boston, Massachusetts. I have a long-standing interest in artists books, and have recently become interested in using text as a basis for animation.
    These texts began as pages from an erasure project.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to look at these. I am just beginning to explore this genre, and any comments would be welcome.

    Martha McCollough

    • Martha, these are very interesting text animations, and I would encourage you to email the links to Heather as she requires for submissions to Visible Verse. For my part, I’ll certainly add at least the first and third to the queue for posting at the Moving Poems main site.

      • Oh, sorry, I got confused—I thought I was emailing heather. How embarrassing—But thank you! I’m so pleased that you’re posting them!

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