Call for poetry films: Liberated Words at Bath Fringe Festival 2016

CALL FOR POETRY FILMS

Utopia / Dystopia

Dance and Freedom

Liberated Words at Bath Fringe Festival 2016

Entry submission deadline 31st March, 2016.

The Utopians wonder how any man should be so much taken with the glaring doubtful lustre of a jewel or a stone, that can look up to a star or to the sun himself; … who hide (a precious stone) out of their fear of losing it … If it should be stole the owner … would find no difference between his having or losing it, for both ways it was equally useless to him … or how any should value himself because his cloth is made of a finer thread; for how fine soever that thread may be, it was once no better than the fleece of a sheep, and that sheep, was a sheep still, for all its wearing it. (Thomas More, Utopia, 62–64)

Liberated Words logoTo commemorate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, Liberated Words will be hosting two poetry film screenings alongside exciting performance poetry on 26th May and 2nd June at Walcot Chapel, Bath. These events will be part of The Utopia/Dystopia-themed Bath Fringe Festival, 2016. We are requesting poetry film submissions of up to three minutes in length for two categories: Dance and Freedom and Utopia/Dystopia. The dance poetry films will include a unique collaboration between Bath Dance College, Radstock and creative writing and media students from Somervale School, Midsomer Norton. The Utopia/Dystopia screening will include breakthrough films by gifted teenagers from Butterflies Haven in Keynsham.

For further details and entry form please follow this link: http://liberatedwords.com/call-poetry-films-2016/

Lucy English

Lucy English is a poet and novelist, co-creator of the Bristol-based poetry film festival Liberated Words, and a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. See her website for a full biography and more.

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