Zebra Poetry Film Festival Münster 2016: a view from the jury

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A few things I’d like to say about our goals as jury: We congratulate all the filmmakers, artists and poets who were chosen by the selection committee. We saw some fantastic films and wonderful creations this year, and were proud to play a part in the international competitions. We as ‘the jury’ wanted to make a statement. We believe that more films should have been awarded a prize. Not because it was too difficult to pick the four winners, no — that was fairly easy. We believe that more artists deserve a prize, and would prefer the budget for prizes to be split up to go to more ‘winners.’ Continue Reading

“Dictionary Illustrations” by Marie Craven wins 4th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition

The 2016 Ó Bhéal judges, poet Kathy D’Arcy and filmmaker Rossa Mullin, have chosen a winner: Dictionary Illustrations, an adaptation of a poem by Sarah J. Sloat from the multi-talented Australian artist and musician Marie Craven. Continue Reading

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

Earlier 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. Twenty-eight films were chosen, representing 15 countries. Continue Reading

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival Releases the 2016 Shortlists

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The Longlist for the 2016 Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival is now up! In addition, finalists for the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival are now up and public — these are the front-runners in this year’s poetry movie competition, the best of the best films submitted, and the finalists whose work will be screened at the 2016 Awards Ceremony and Viewing Party. Continue Reading

Call for submissions: 4th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

This is Ó Bhéal’s seventh year of screening International poetry-films (or video-poems) and the fourth year featuring an International competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival, during early October 2016. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film prize.
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Call for entries: Weimar Poetry Film Prize

Through the new Film Prize, backup_festival and Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e.V. (LGT) are looking for innovative poetry films. Filmmakers from any nation and of any age are welcome to participate with up to three short films of up to 8:00 mins, which should explore the relation between film and written poetry in an innovative, straightforward way. Continue Reading