Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2016 wrap-up, A.K.A. the show must go on — and it did!

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On Friday night there was a flash flood that took out big parts of our city, turning roads into canals and washing away cars. Our beautiful venue on Millbury Street, Nick’s, was soaked through to the bone and lost power overnight, draining their auxiliary lighting and leaving the bar in the dark the next day, luxe velvet curtains and all. But then the power came back on right before six! And then, as our setup crew was celebrating the lights being on, there was an explosion (I am not kidding – a big BOOM and smoke and smell and panic) down the block and, unsurprisingly, the power went back off. 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

Upcoming videopoetry and poetry film festivals

Book your tickets! The annual autumn parade of poetry film festivals is about to begin. Some calls are still open: for the Vienna, Ó Bhéal and CYCLOP festivals (see below), and for the as-yet-unscheduled 5th Sadho Poetry Film Fest (deadline:… Continue Reading

Doublebunny Press Opens Submissions for Second Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival

The Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival is a competition meant to highlight poetry and visual art at the intersection of film. The festival, due to take place in Worcester in October of 2015 focuses on short films that illustrate original poems, all of which are non-performance based (read: no footage of the poems being performed).
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Poetry film festival news: upcoming screenings and calls for submissions

The Liberated Words and ZEBRA poetry film festivals have early-March screenings in Bath, England and Volograd, Russia, respectively, and submissions open for Filmpoem on March 1 and Rabbit Heart on February 27. Continue Reading

News roundup: Read Our Lips Filmpoem Competition, Rabbit Heart DVD, animated poetry film screening in Leipzig

Spoken-word poets from the north of England are invited to submit to the Read Our Lips Filmpoem Competition 2015. The best of Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2014 is available on DVD. And animated “poetry in motion” will be screened in Leipzig on Dec. 11. Continue Reading