Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival releases longlist

Rabbit Heart, the western Massachusetts-based poetry film festival, released its 2018 longlist this week. View it on their website. Many of the names will be familiar to Moving Poems readers, and because Rabbit Heart uniquely requires poets to be directly involved in the making of the films, it’s a useful reference list of some of the currently most active poet-filmmakers around the world.

In a press release, the organizers note that

The festival, due to take place in Worcester on October 20th, 2018 focuses on short films that illustrate original poems, all of which are non-performance based (read: no footage of the poems being performed). This year Rabbit Heart received submissions from 29 countries, across 6 continents […]

Rabbit Heart will be awarding $800 prizes in seven categories this year: Best Overall Production, Best Animated, Best Music/Sound, Best Smartphone Production, Best Under 1 Minute, Best Valentine, and the Shoots! Youth Prize.

Tickets to the awards ceremony and the matinee screening are now on sale.

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.