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.
MEMORY 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.
POETRY FILM AND FORM– 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.
MASTERCLASS 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.
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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.