For the third year in a row, SINESTESIA is mounting an international exhibition of videopoems during Barcelona’s Poetry Week in June. The call is in Spanish (here’s the Google Translate version), but submissions are welcome in English, Spanish or Catalan, or with subtitles in one of those languages. With all the emphasis on conventional filmmaking in so many poetry film festivals, it’s refreshing to see Tom Konyves’ manifesto quoted in a call for work.
Speaking of poetry film festivals generally, I’ve just attempted a long-overdue update of Moving Poems’ list of active festivals. I say “attempted,” because it often isn’t clear if a festival has simply taken a year off or has run its course. If they’ve gone two years or more with no update, I assume it’s time to start talking about them in the past tense. In cases where the website has disappeared, but it’s only been a year since the last festival, I’ll leave the listing up. At any rate, please let me know if there are other festivals or regular screening events I should include.