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Filmpoem is an artists’ moving image project founded by British artist Alastair Cook in 2010, committed to delivering education and community projects as well as producing and promoting the work of poets, filmmakers and composers. Filmpoem regularly collaborates with organisations such as the Poetry Society, Poetry International and Southbank. This website also holds the archive of Alastair’s poetry-film.

The Desktop Metaphor

The Desktop Metaphor

The Desktop Metaphor is a film by Helmie Stil of Caleb Parkin’s second placed poem in the National Poetry Competition 2016, commissioned by Alastair Cook of Filmpoem in partnership with the Poetry Society. read more
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Arctica Triptych

Arctica is a series of interlinked artworks, borne from writer and artist Stevie Ronnie’s 2013 journey to the High Arctic through the Arctic Circle international residency programme. As part of Arctica, Alastair Cook was commissioned by Stevie to make a triptych of Filmpoems with sound by Italian composer Luca Nasciuti. The films also feature Arctic […] read more

Filmpoem 50/ Amerika

Watch Alastair Cook’s brand new film, three years in the making, with new writing by twenty of the world’s best poets, sountracked by composer Luca Nasciutia and read by poet Rachel McCrum – screens worldwide from Autumn 2016. New ekphrasis work by poets John Glenday, Vicki Feaver, Stevie Ronnie, Janie McKie, Brian Johnstone, Jo Bell, Andrew Philip, Linda France, Dave Bonta, Angela Readman, […] read more
All images and films are copyright Alastair Cook 2017 unless expressly indicated otherwise.