4th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition releases shortlist, screening date

Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition logoEarlier this week, the folks at Ó Bhéal, in partnership with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Film & Music, posted the shortlist for their 4th Poetry-Film Competition, and announced that the screening will take place on October 16.

The competition shortlist of 28 films will be screened in two parts, at the Blacknight Festival Centre, Kino Cinema on Washington St (see map beneath this programme).

The films were chosen from 163 submissions from 28 countries, completed in the last two years. This year the shortlisted entries represent fifteen countries: Ireland, USA, Australia, UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Ukraine, Canada, Israel, Italy, Estonia, Finland, Belarus and Portugal.

The 2016 Ó Bhéal judges, poet Kathy D’Arcy and filmmaker / CEO of Film in Cork Rossa Mullin, will select one overall winner to receive the IndieCork festival award for best poetry film.

Click through to read about the shortlisted films. Congratulations and best of luck to all the filmmakers!

Dave Bonta

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.