Directory of Poetry Film Festivals

The great thing about making a poetry film is that you can enter it into as many poetry film competitions and festivals as you like. Here are details of the O’Bhéal poetry film competition:

Ó Bhéal
Location: Cork, Ireland
Annual since 2010

The IndieCork festival of independent film and music.

2017 is Ó Bhéal’s eighth year screening International poetry-films, and fifth year featuring an International competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in October. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film prize.

Judges: filmmaker Shaun O’Connor & poet-artist Lani O’Hanlon

Deadline for submissions is the 31st of August 2017.

And here’s a list of other new and ongoing festivals:

Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival
Location: Vienna, Austria
Originally annual, now biannual, since 2009

Backup_festival: Weimar Poetry Film Award
Location: Weimar, Germany
Annual since 2016

Ciné Poème – Festival de courts métrages (Facebook page)
Location: Bezons, France
Annual since 2011

CYCLOP International Videopoetry Festival (Facebook page)
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Annual since 2011

Festival de la poésie de Montréal: Rendez-vous vidéo-poésie
Location: Montreal
Annual since 2014

Filmpoem Festival
Location: various, but mostly Scotland
Annual since 2013

International Poetry Film Festival
Location: Athens, Greece
Annual since 2012

Juteback Poetry Film Festival
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Revived in 2017; 2012 and 2013 as The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival

Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival
Location: Bristol, UK
Since 2012

Oslo poesifilm
Location: Oslo, Norway
Annual since 2009

Location: various, UK
Multiple screening events each year since 2002

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Annual since 2014

Sadho Poetry Film Fest
Location: New Delhi (and touring other Indian cities)
Biannual since 2007

Location: Barcelona
Annual since 2015

VideoBardo International Festival of Videopoetry
Location: Buenos Aires
Biannual since 1996 (skipped 2010)

VISIBLE VERSE Videopoetry Festival
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Annual since 1999 (hiatus in 2016)

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (Facebook page)
Location: Münster (Berlin through 2014)
Biannual since 2002


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