Submissions are open for 3rd Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2015

Ó Bhéal poetry-film competition logoThis week, the Cork, Ireland-based poetry organization Ó Bhéal, in association with the IndieCork festival of independent cinema, issued a call for submissions:

This is Ó Bhéal’s sixth year of screening poetry-films (or video-poems) and the third year featuring an International competition.

Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival, from 4th-11th October 2015. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film prize, selected by this year’s Ó Bhéal judges:

Patrick Cotter and Padraig Trehy

Deadline for submissions is the 15th of September 2015.


Entry is free to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] – including the following info in an attached word document:

  • Name and duration of Film
  • Name of director
  • Country of origin
  • Contact details
  • Name of Poet
  • Name of Poem
  • Synopsis
  • Filmmaker biography
  • and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.

Films must interpret or be based on a poem, and have been completed no earlier than the 1st August 2013. They may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles.

The final programme (shortlist) will be available via both the Ó Bhéal and IndieCork websites as of the 30th of September 2015.

Hope to see you there!

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.