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Filmpoem is an artists’ moving image project founded by filmmaker and photographer Alastair Cook.

As well as holding the archive of Alastair’s work, Filmpoem is committed to delivering education and community projects as well as producing and promoting the work of poets, filmmakers and composers.


Filmpoem Festival Fifteen

Filmpoem Festival Fifteen was conceived and held as a series of events and screenings. After our successful Antwerp festival in 2014, we worked with The Poetry Society and a series of universities and poetry festivals, presenting Filmpoem’s established mix of poetry-film, live film performance, poets, filmmakers, and discussions. “The combination of film and poetry is an attractive […] 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 49/ Alba

Filmpoem 49/ Alba

Alba is part of a series of films commissioned by Absent Voices, a group of artists focused on the celebration of the post-industrial Greenock Sugar Sheds. The series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado USA (2013), Filmpoem Festival in Dunbar, Scotland (2013), Felix Poetry Festival in Antwerp, Belgium (2014) and Absent Voices in Greenock, […] read more
All images and films copyright Alastair Cook 2015 unless expressly indicated otherwise.