April poetry film events in the UK, Germany, Quebec and Greece

Poetry Film Workshop with Helen Dewbery and Chaucer Cameron

Two poetry film workshops, a video installation, and a number of screenings are on the calendar for April. Continue Reading

News roundup: Text(e) Image Beat exhibition, “Send and Receive” videos, Facebook video embedding and more

Text(e) Image Beat banner

The videopoetry exhibition Text(e) Image Beat, curated by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas, is now showing at the Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Continue Reading

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

Poetry filmmakers Sina Seiler and Eduardo Yagüe featured in The Third Form

This month in her Third Form column at Connotation Press, poetry-film critic Erica Goss profiles and interviews two filmmakers who should be familiar to regular readers of Moving Poems: German documentary filmmaker Sina Seiler and the Spanish freelance director and poet Eduardo Yagüe. Continue Reading

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Malaysia reviewed by George Szirtes

Though ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival’s main event in Berlin only happens once every two years, they are regularly invited to screen selections of poetry films from their archives at festivals all over the world. I was pleased to see a review of one of these events by noted UK poet and translator George Szirtes, in his always interesting blog. Continue Reading

Poet Benedict Newbery on collaborating with animator Sandra Salter

still from The Royal Oak by Benedict Newbery and Sandra Salter

A fascinating interview with UK poet Benedict Newbury has just been posted in the Berlin-based arts magazine Chased. I was especially interested to learn how closely he works with his collaborator Sandra Salter in the making of their widely screened poetry films. Continue Reading