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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 […]

Open your Gaze: a review of Festival Fotogenia 2022 and interview with festival director Christian O. Pacheco Cámara, by Janet Lees

I decided to attend the fourth annual edition of Festival Fotogenia in Mexico City in late 2022 partly because I was lucky enough to have three films in the programme, but mainly because this festival is so broad and diverse in scope, encompassing poetry film, video art, experimental cinema and avant-garde films. I’m interested in […]

REELpoetry 2023 – Translation, Deaf and Hard of Hearing films, Ecopoetry film, Voice, Activism, Fragmentation

REELpoetry 2023 is upcoming at the end of the month – February 25th and 26th – (and generously on demand from February 27th to March 17th) with a wide selection of poets and filmmakers and strongly inclusive of the deaf and hard of hearing. I first presented at REELpoetry just before Lockdown in 2020, with […]

IAN GIBBINS – four films from a prizewinning ecopoetry filmmaker

 if you ask any poetry filmmaker or video poet about Australian Ian Gibbins they will immediately know his work, and often know him. He has become a leading light in the field in the last five years and his work is often crafted with great skill, time and patience, and often set against the ecological clock […]

Poets with a Video Camera: Videopoetry 1980–2020 – some overviews

  Sadly Poets with a Video Camera exhibition curated by Tom Konyves at Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver ended on December 11th.  The symposium almost didn’t happen, since a storm cut out the electricity the night before, but due to the quick-thinking and resourcefulness of the curators the whole event was moved from its original gallery […]

The Women’s Canvas – A Festival of Films

The Women’s Canvas – A Festival of Films (16th–19th December) is based in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.  Run by women for women, with local and international filmmakers, they ‘reward the accomplishments of like-minded filmmakers who aim to create interesting and boundary-pushing content’. Women in any aspect of film production are included with (as I estimate) […]