To celebrate the Women in Word Festival in Penzance in June, Hypatia Trust is requesting short poetry films by women who have a connection to Cornwall i.e. who live or have lived in Cornwall or have another strong connection. The poetry film itself can have any theme.
The Hypatia Trust is an organisation I have admired for some time, not least in their resilience and longevity, having been formed in 1996. As the website states they were created in order to: ‘ collect, and make available, published and personal documentation about the achievements of women in every aspect of their lives. Central to activities has been the care, development and re-distribution of the Hypatia Collection, a unique set of sub-collections of books, artefacts, and archives, by and about women.’
‘Women in Word’ Literary Festival
We are looking for short poetry films, ideally 5 mins or less but a few longer films can be considered, made by Cornwall-related female creatives, whether as originator of the poetry content or as director, for our Women in Word festival in June. *All material must have permissions/copyright.
Please send an email of interest in the first instance (do not attach your film we shall send you a submission form) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 5pm Friday 12th May
FILMS WILL BE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION BY:
Linda Cleary, Growth & Expansion Lead at Hypatia Trust and writer, literary consultant. https://linktr.ee/freewriterscentre
Lally MacBeth, Events Lead at Hypatia Trust and writer, artist, and founder of The Folk Archive and Stone Club.
Sarah Tremlett, award-winning poetry filmmaker, www.sarahtremlett.com a director of Liberated Words poetry film events www.liberatedwords.com and author of the ‘groundbreaking industry bible The Poetics of Poetry Film (Intellect Books, 2021).