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Poetry Film Competition 2018
Deadline: Fri 26 Jan 2018
Submissions are requested from poets and filmmakers as part of Light Up Poole, a unique digital Light Art Festival aiming to transform Poole’s town centre after dark from 15-17 February 2018.

Focusing on a theme of ‘Identity’, festival organisers are looking for films, up to a maximum of three minutes, that address the topic and consider how identity is reflected in contemporary society. What does it mean to be an individual, a member of a family, a worker in the city, in a rural setting, a person living in Britain today?

For the purpose of this submission request, a poetry film is defined as a fusion of spoken/written word with visual images where the combination of media provide a richer experience than either the spoken/written word or visual images could do on their own. In this instance, a poetry film isn’t simply a video recording of a poet reading a poem. The poetry film can also include music. You may submit as many entries as you like. Films must interpret, be based on, or convey the festival theme. Non-English language films will require English subtitles.

Prizes: Ten short-listed films will be shown at select venues in Poole’s town centre throughout the duration of the festival, with further screenings as a prelude to main cinema screenings at Lighthouse Poole during March/April 2018. The winning film will receive £500, to be shared between poet and film-maker in the case of collaborations.

Judges:

Lucy English is co-creator of the poetry film organisation, Liberated Words, which curates and screens poetry films.

Sarah Tremlett, MPhil, FRSA, SWIP, www.sarahtremlett.com is a British poetry filmmaker, artist and arts theorist/writer.

Entry is free to anyone, and should be made via email to matt@artfulscribe.co.uk including the following info in an attached word document:
• Name and duration of Film
• Name of director
• Country of origin
• Contact details
• Name of Poet
• Name of Poem
• Synopsis
• Filmmaker biography
• and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.

Deadline: Links to films must be received by 26 January 2018. High Definition files will be required for short-listed films.

The competition is run by ArtfulScribe in association with Liberated Words as part of the Light Up Poole festival.

 

Additional Information:
Location:
International
Region(s):
International

Contact Information:
Organisation:
ArtfulScribe
Contact Name:
Matthew West
Contact Email:
matt@artfulscribe.co.uk
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