Call for submissions: Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2013

Ó Bhéal (Irish for by word of mouth) is a weekly poetry event in Cork which, since 2010, has also been sponsoring an annual screening of poetry films and videopoems from around the world. This year they’re taking it to the next level, associating with the IndieCork festival of independent cinema in October and holding a poetry-film competition. View the complete guidelines at their website. Here’s the meat of it:

We are now open for submissions. Thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the IndieCork festival. One winner will be selected by the Ó Bhéal jury.

Deadline for submissions is the 15th of September 2013.

Entry is free to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] – including the following in an attached word document:

    • Name and duration of Film
    • Name of director
    • Country of origin
    • Contact details
    • Name of Poet
    • Name of Poem
    • Synopsis
    • Filmmaker biography
    • and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.

Films must interpret or be based on a poem, and have been completed no earlier than the 1st August 2011. They may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require subtitles.

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