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Women in Word II Hypatia Trust, Penzance and FINAL CALL for films


I am really thrilled to be back at the second Women in Word Literary Festival based out of Hypatia Trust, Penzance, Conrwall and this year running from 6th to the 8th of June. I will be part of the selection team for the poetry film section including Lally MacBeth and…

REELpoetry, Houston April 1–7 live and online – many voices


It really feels that REELpoetry has come of age this year, both online – over a week – and in-person on the weekend, you have a full house of varied poetry filmmaking nurtured by now well-established director Fran Sanders and her inclusive programming. All films are accessible to the deaf…

The Poetics… &  Projections : The Journal for Movies and Mind; The Palgrave Handbook of Intermediality and the RSA.


I am delighted to say that The Poetics of Poetry Film is gaining a steady presence even three years after its initial publication. I can’t mention all the emails and endorsements of the book I have had, however here are a few  diverse examples. I am proud to say that…

LYRICAL VISION VI – a jewel of a New Zealand summer screening


LYRICAL VISIONS VI (Friday, January 26th) promises to be one of those 'jewel' events that glint tantalizingly across the water:  both creatively excellent with a finely honed curation, but also a really memorable and enjoyable  evening out with a mixture of films and live events. One example is poet and…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND NEW YEAR


  Happy Holidays and New Year to all poetry filmmakers, artists, poets etc. out there. I look forward to catching up with you in the New Year. In the meantime here is a card my daughter Georgie painted for me (she says she isn't an artist ...) to send you…

In MEXICO CITY for Winner of FRAME TO FRAMES : YOUR EYES FOLLOW II & publication


Exhausted and inspired, I have just flown back from vibrant, warm and friendly Mexico City and FOTOGENIA festival 5 – an extraordinary collection of films from across the world, at seven locations, so ably co-ordinated and directed by Chris Patch / Mtro. Christian O. Pacheco-Cámara. The sites were: Centro Cultural…

New imprint – Poem Film Editions & Frame to Frames : Your Eyes Follow bilingual book


I am very proud to announce the launch of Poem Film Editions, an imprint that will celebrate the link between word and image, poetry + film and of course, poetry film. The first publication will be the bilingual (English and Spanish) book of the Frame to Frames : Your Eyes…

Winter Latino Festivals: Lights Down & Screens are Lit in Mexico and Argentina


Festivals abound at this time of year and down in the Latino / Latinx / Hispanic countries of Latin America, the lights are out and the screens are lit for the winter celebrations. VideoBardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina 23rd / 24th November & 1st–3rd December VideoBardo – the oldest festival of…

Photostory 'A Painting of a House' for Liberated Words by Charles Olsen


As part of the Word and Image section of the website I am very interested in photo stories or photo essays. I was over the moon when Charles submitted the following to me, and I think it provides a perfect blueprint for such writing, also crossing over into the terrain…

Heralding the first Aotearoa Poetry Film Festival - New Zealand


The first Aotearoa poetry film festival in Wellington is nearly upon us on the 2nd & 3rd of November. It looks an exciting and innovative event, which is not surprising since I know some of the judges and their own work, but also they say 'In particular, we encourage the…

MALDITO videopoetry festival on the horizon with auspicious dates 31st Oct - 5th Nov


This is a wonderful festival based in Albacete, Spain, that celebrates video poetry amongst all kinds of performance - as happy amongst live bands and VJing as in a quiet, reflective cinema. And following its raunchy and evocative name – Maldito means 'Damned' – the event links two feverish dates:…

Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow finalists for FOTOGENIA 2023


A Word from the Director - Sarah Tremlett I am really pleased to announce the finalists of Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow ekphrastic poetry film prize for 2023. I am very proud to say that the screening will be part of the exciting programme at FOTOGENIA 2023, Mexico City,…