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Filmpoem Festival 2017 – DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS

Filmpoem Festival 2017 at Depot, Lewes


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.

– Films should be no more than 10 minutes in length.

– The work should contain the full text of a poem or multiple, related poems, whether spoken or using visual text.

– Work outside the genre cannot be accepted.

– All submitted work not in the English language must contain English subtitles.

– Deadline for submissions is 8th September 2017

Send a LINK by DROPBOX or WETRANSFER of a screening quality copy of your film (Quicktime file – mp4, m4v or mov) to

Include a copy of your biography, your full name and contact information to

There is no entry fee.

Should your film be accepted, it will automatically be entered for the competition.

All submissions will be considered as your screening copy so if the resolution is not sufficient we may not be able to screen your film. We encourage the use of original soundtracks wherever possible and support creative commons licensing – check your copyrights please. We will consider your submission as granting us permission to screen the film for the duration of the project and will retain your film for archive unless expressly instructed otherwise.

Filmpoem has been invited to partner Depot in Lewes, East Sussex, to present our established mix of poetry-film, live film performance, poets, filmmakers, and discussions and workshops. Filmpoem Festival 2017 will be held on Saturday October 28th 2017, is fully supported by Depot and is working in partnership with The Poetry Society.

“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 laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed parameter to respond to, the power of a text sparking the imagination with visual connections and metaphor.”

Alastair Cook, Anon 7

Filmpoem is an artists’ moving image project committed to delivering education and community projects as well as promoting the work of poets and filmmakers. We regularly collaborate with organisations such as the Poetry Society, Poetry International and Southbank. This wonderful hybrid art-form has become a great new force in the worlds of film and poetry, provoking a range of terminologies: filmpoem, videopoem, cinepoem and poetry-film each reflecting different origins and schools of thought.

Many thanks and good luck!


All images and films are copyright Alastair Cook 2017 unless expressly indicated otherwise.