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 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