New Cinepoems organization announces 48-hour filmpoem challenge in Glasgow

Cinepoems is “a new organisation for exploring, developing and promoting filmpoetry in Scotland, Quebec and everywhere,” and “is currently run by poet Rachel McCrum (Edinburgh) and a loose collective of film makers and poets in Scotland and Quebec.” This week they announced their first live event, a 48-hour challenge for poetry filmmakers. Continue Reading

2016 Video Poetry Summer Camp for Teen Girls Wraps Up

teacher writing on whiteboard

On Sunday, July 31, seven teen filmmakers, all female, showed off their video poems in front of an appreciative audience. This year, our second running the Media Poetry Studio camp, students ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old. Each student gave a short introduction, talking about inspiration, writing poems, learning videography, filming, and editing. Continue Reading

Erica Goss: Video Poetry Summer Camp for Teen Girls Wraps Up

Instructor Jen Gigantino demonstrating how to use special effects

Each video was decidedly individual, reflecting the personality and interests of the girl who made it. Our students expressed their feelings about the future, about struggles with control, the idea of home, having time to themselves, and the pressure they feel at school. Each video reflected the unique thoughts and vision of the maker. No two were alike. Continue Reading

Videopoetry and poetry-film events for June

A workshop in Finland, a four-week course in Buenos Aires, a two-day conference in France, plus five screening events. Continue Reading

Registrations open for videopoetry workshop with Swoon at Annikki Poetry Festival

A free video poetry workshop will be organized on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 9.30 AM to 4 PM. The workshop will be held by Swoon, a.k.a. Marc Neys from Belgium, who is one of the world’s most renowned video poets. Attendance is free of charge, but requires a binding advance registration. Continue Reading