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Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia - 19/20 - and bumper bilingual magazine


This week the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia 2023 (see poetryfilmtage.de) will take place in Weimar on May 19th and 20th. There will also be a chance to see the festival online through the Media Library from May 19th– 31st. Dance is the theme for this year with some…

INNOVATIVE BOOK DESIGN Rosemary Norman and Stuart Pound – the book of the film


As mentioned previously I am beginning a series on Poem & Image and related publications and so I was very happy to recently receive a really interesting book from leading poetry filmmakers Rosemary Norman and Stuart Pound. I have to say that I couldn't take a photo of the cover…

FilmArte Festival MADRID Saturday 6 May – Charles Olsen’s The Exhibition


'The FilmArte Festival returns to Madrid for an evening filled with some of the best films about art(ist)s in our Spring 2023 edition! In addition to watching the films at the amazing Artistic Metropol, you'll also get to ask your questions to the film teams participating in our Q&A!' Very…

Charles Olsen's blinding new collection La rebeldía del sol (Rebellious Sun) in the footsteps of Antonio Machado


To introduce a new section on publications containing Poetry with Images I am so proud and pleased to present the latest collection by Charles Olsen La rebeldía del sol (Rebellious Sun) published in Spain by Olifante Ediciones de Poesía. As an artist, poet and filmmaker, who was born in New…

HYPATIA TRUST SEEKING POETRY FILMS BY WOMEN CONNECTED TO CORNWALL


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…

Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow at FOTOGENIA 23 call for ekphrastic poetry films


Frame to Frames at Mexico City! Following on from the  in-depth overview of FOTOGENIA festival, Mexico City, 2022 by Janet Lees with director Dr Chris Patch aka Christian Pacheco-Cámara I am really pleased to announce that 'Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow' will be screened as part of FOTOGENIA festival…

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…

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…

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…

2023 – My Head is the Earth –Time, Poetry and the Poetry Film – Csilla Toldy


I would like to begin 2023 thinking about how poets share their responses to our ecological world situation, the planet and poetry and consequent approach to time and place. In Axis Mundi  (commissioned by the Centre for Creative Practices), Hungarian writer and poetry filmmaker Csilla Toldy, (based in Northern Ireland),…

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…

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…