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Filmpoem is an artists’ moving image project founded by Scottish artist Alastair Cook in 2010, committed to delivering education and community projects as well as promoting the work of poets, filmmakers and composers. Filmpoem collaborates with organisations such as the ZEBRA, The Poetry Society, Poetry International, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival and Southbank.

This website also holds the archive of Alastair’s poetry-film. Please take time to explore.

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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Filmpoem Festival

Filmpoem successfully partnered Depot in Lewes, East Sussex, to present our established mix of poetry-film, live film performance, poets, filmmakers, and discussions and workshops. “The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the […] 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 2018 unless expressly indicated otherwise.