Weimar Poetry Film Award’s new trailer raises the bar for poetry film festival trailers

Look, I like the typical jazzy, brief trailers that festivals like to turn out, but this short film, directed by Guido Naschert, really makes me want to drop everything and go to Weimar in May. More than that, it’s a great introduction to the genre as a whole, as well as to some of its leading thinkers and practitioners. Continue Reading

Call for entries: Weimar Poetry Film Award 2017

Weimar Poetry Film Award banner

Bauhaus University’s 19th annual Backup_festival will include an international poetry film competition for the second year in a row: the Weimar Poetry Film Award. The screening will be on the second day—May 18—of the five-day film festival, and the deadline for submissions is March 15. Continue Reading

Call for poetry films: MIX 2017 conference

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The MIX 2017 conference sounds truly interdisciplinary, with “a vibrant mix of academic papers, practitioner presentations, seminars, keynotes, discussions and workshops. Alongside scholars and researchers, artists, creative writers and creative technologists interested in literary forms are welcome to submit proposals.” More to the point for our interests, the organizers have issued a special call for poetry films. Continue Reading

Call for submissions: Rendez-vous vidéo-poésie du Festival de la poésie de Montréal 2017

For the second year in a row, the Montreal Poetry Festival will include a videopoetry competition. Entries must have been made in 2016 or 2017, and either be the work of a Québec artist or include extracts from Quebec poems. Continue Reading

Call for Entries: Juteback Poetry Film Festival 2017

Juteback Poetry Film Festival poster

The late, lamented Body Electric Poetry Film Festival is back with a new name! The Juteback Poetry Film Festival will take place on May 20th at the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins, Colorado. Festival director R.W. Perkins will collaborate with Matt Mullins to program the festival. Continue Reading