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Liberated Words III Poetry Film Festival

Liberated Words III Poetry Film Festival

Bristol Poetry Festival 13th & 20th September & Encounters Short Film Festival 19th September 2014

Liberated Words the first annual international poetry film festival in the UK is showcasing, over three dates in Bristol, the best international poetry films, both at Bristol Poetry Festival, and also, this year, in conjunction with the world-renowned Encounters Short Film Festival.

13th September
Bristol Poetry Festival, The Arnolfini, Bristol.
Showcasing Memory competition finalists, commemorating the anniversary of the 1914-18 war, and entries based on Ivor Gurney’s poem The High Hills Have a Bitterness. A very warm welcome to returning best music judges from L.A. –Rich Ferguson (mesmerising spoken word with music poet) and Mark Wilkinson (top music video and feature director), and judges for best editing –last year’s brilliant finalists and this year’s workshop leaders poet Helen Moore and filmmaker Howard Vause. See the premiere of Marc Tiley’s edited version of the extraordinary poem Dart by poet Alice Oswald; workshopped films: the groundbreaking Golden Bird Project made in conjunction with older patients from The Royal United Hospital, Bath, and Art at the Heart, with resident artist Edwina Bridgeman and art from young patients and musician in residence Frankie Simpkins; three stunning films from years 7–10 at St Gregory’s Catholic College based on the arresting poem Mametz Wood by award-winning poet Owen Sheers; and two thought-provoking films from St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Bristol.

19th September
Encounters Short Film Festival at Watershed, Bristol.

Sarah Tremlett, poetry filmmaker and theorist has curated a screening looking at different poetry films forms, including films not only from VideoBardo in Buenos Aires and Visible Verse in Vancouver, but exciting new collaborators Zebra, Oslo and Tarp, Lithuania, Poetry Film Festivals. In conjunction she is hosting a discussion on ‘What exactly are poetry films?’ with: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė, Adele Myers, Martin Sexton, Penny Florence, Marc Neys and Lucy English.

20th September
The YHA, Bristol.
Take part in a rare opportunity for a day-long masterclass with leading prolific poetry filmmaker Marc Neys.

If you miss this exciting opportunity you can see the Memory screening again at The Little Theatre, Bath in Spring 2015, alongside a unique poetry film from Bath-based Action on Hearing Loss

Click the link below to read and download the Liberated Words III brochure

Programme Outline

Saturday 13th September 2pm-4pm.  The Arnolfini, Bristol
Showcasing The Golden Bird Project, and student films from St Gregory’s Catholic College – Mametz Wood and interpretations of memory from St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Bristol. Winning films from Liberated Words competitions on Memory and an Ivor Gurney poem and prize-giving.

Friday 19th  September 12noon – 1pm.  Watershed, Waterside 3, Bristol
Liberated Words: Freeing the Form
A panel discussion into the form of poetic filmmaking and just what makes a film a poetry film.

Friday 19 September, 1pm – 2.30pm   Watershed, Cinema 2, Bristol
Liberated Words: Poetry Films and Forms
A showcase of poetry films from around the world exploring the diversity of storytelling devices used within this genre.

Saturday, 20th September 10am – 4pm   The YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol.
Marc Neys Masterclass

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Liberated Words III Gallery

Panellists – Poetry Film and Form Diana Taylor – presenting awards, Reflections screening, The Arnolfini Swoon Workshop, with thanks to the YHA Gabriele Labanauskaite and Adele Myers.
Poetry Film and Form, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival
Encouraging and supportive English teacher Tom and talented students from St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath Diana Taylor and Howard Vause presenting awards at Reflections, The Arnolfini Sarah Tremlett – a bountiful collection of ground-breaking films, Reflections screening.