Call for submissions: Canadian poetry films for the Envoi Poetry Festival

Filmmaker Cecilia Araneda writes:

I am currently accepting submissions for a program of short poetry films for the Envoi Poetry Festival, to be screened in Wednesday, June 3 in Winnipeg.

New films by Canadian directors, under 20 minutes in length and which incorporate poetry or spoken word, can be considered.

Please send submissions in the form of a link in an e-mail to, using the subject line “poetry film submission.”

In this e-mail, please also confirm the nationality of the film’s director. Finally, please do not include any attachments within your e-mail.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6.

Artist fees will be paid by the Envoi Poetry Festival for selected works.

This is part of a growing trend, I think, for regular poetry festivals to include a screening of poetry films. Good to see! In this case, it appears to have been a bit of an afterthought, as the regular call-out for poets had a deadline of January 5. Cecilia Araneda is an author and filmmaker with ten short films under her belt “which have won awards and screened in festivals, curated programs and art house cinemas internationally.”

Dave is the founder of Moving Poems, and posts videos for his own poems (along with lots of other stuff) at Via Negativa. Here's a bio.