Call for submissions: 5th CYCLOP International Videopoetry Festival

CYCLOP, the videopoetry festival in Kyiv, Ukraine, has been running every November since 2011. “The festival programme features video poetry-related lectures, workshops, round tables, discussions, presentations of international contests and festivals, as well as a demonstration of the best examples of Ukrainian and world videopoetry, a competitive program, an awards ceremony and other related projects.” For the 2015 festival, they’ve brought in a panel of international jurors for a new contest for international poetry films.

5th CYCLOP International Videopoetry Contest
1 August — 30 September 2015

Rules and regulations:

  1. Films of up to 10 minutes duration that are no more than two years old (January 2013) may be entered.
  2. There are no limitation about subject and language restrictions. All films that are not in English must have English subtitles.
  3. Video can be performed in any techniques using any necessary equipment (video, animation, flash etc).
  4. By sending your film, you confirm that the film may be shown at the CYCLOP Videopoetry Festival. The artist must have all property and screening rights.
  5. Each artist can send more than one work.
  6. All videos must be sent with the following characteristics:
    File format: .MOV or .AVI.
    Standard: PAL. Codec: H264.
    Resolution: HD — 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 (16:9) / SD — 640 x 480 (4:3) or 640 x 360 (16:9)

The closing date for entries is 30 September 2015.
All entrants will be informed by e-mail of the results of the call for entries from Oktober 2015 on. Please make sure that your e-mail address is correct.

Click through to the CYCLOP website for the entry form. They also have a Facebook page.

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.