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Festivals

Shiku – new poetry film collective in Bristol


Really pleased to introduce a new poetry film collective in Bristol. Sebastian Lewis connected me up and they are having a screening on May 5th at Strange Brew – sounds really interesting, so take a look. I won’t be able to get there as I was given Dylan Moran tickets for my birthday! So, sad […]


Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow – finalists, PROGRAMME and judges for the poetry film prize in LYRA 2022


LYRA 2022 is fast approaching and the theme this year is Breaking Boundaries: New Worlds. On 3rd April at the historical location of the SS Great Britain (in a theatre not the ship itself!) Helen Dewbery of Elephant’s Footprint will be curating a selection of poetry films on the festival theme. Her artists are: Carolyn […]


REELpoetry 2022 – 25–27 February ‘Better than ever before’


Congratulations to Fran Sanders and her team in Houston for organising this richly programmed hybrid (first day live, the rest mainly online) poetry film festival this year. From poetry film curations and open mic performances by the deaf and hard of hearing (Willy Conley, Sabina England, Meridith Gray) to individual artists’ curations from literally all around […]


Interviews on the Poetics of Poetry Film at Brave New Literatures Festival by Versopolis Review


Brave New Literatures festival has begun! In combination with the Review and its readership itself, this is a vital, large-scale event organised by the stimulating, up-to-the-minute and eye-opening Versopolis Review.So pleased that there are two bilingual (Spanish and English) video interviews in it this year related to The Poetics of Poetry Film screening on February […]


Fotogenia – Delluc Avant Garde prizewinner Ian Gibbins in Conversation with Laura Bianco


I was so very pleased that as a juror for FOTOGENIA festival, Mexico City this year, I selected The Life we Live is not Life Itself by Australian filmmaker Ian Gibbins and Greek poet Tasos Sagris (and produced by +the Institute for Experimental Arts, 2021) for the DELLUC Avant Garde prize. Although all the films […]


Film and Video Poetry Symposium


The final of the winter festivals (I think!) is from The Film and Video Poetry Society in South Pasadena, USA. Another extraordinary festival with multiple strands, it is different in spanning a longer time frame from 1st–31st December. Looking forward to what is on offer 🙂