• 01-Filmpoem15_AMERIKA
  • 02-Filmpoem15_940_360
  • 01-Filmpoem15_STOE
  • 03-Filmpoem_940_360-PI
  • 04-Cook-Series_940_360

Filmpoem is an artists’ moving image project founded by Alastair Cook in 2010, committed to delivering education and community projects as well as producing and promoting the work of poets, filmmakers and composers. We regularly collaborate with organisations such as the Poetry Society, Poetry International and Southbank.

Filmpoem is based in the United Kingdom of Words but travels well. This website holds the archive of Alastair’s poetry-film work as well as the Filmpoem Festival archive. Our current directors are cinematographer James William Norton, composer Luca Nasciuti, filmmaker Helmie Stil and Alastair.


Filmpoem Sixteen

Filmpoem Sixteen will focus on a series of invited curated events. The first of these is at the Hauge Centre in Ulvik in Norway, where Alastair is artist in residence in May. Alastair has directed The Sword, a new film working with Hauge’s incredible landscape poetry, alongside readings by John Glenday, cinematography by James Norton […] read more
Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 12.40.22

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 2016 unless expressly indicated otherwise.