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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 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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Submission is now by DIGITAL TRANSFER We have had more requests for digital submissions than we can deal with, so in the egalitarian spirit of the poetry-film, we now accept digital submissions. hello@filmpoem.com – Films should be no more than 10 minutes in length. – The work should contain the full text of a poem […] 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.