Submissions are open for 3rd Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2015

Ó Bhéal poetry-film competition logoThis week, the Cork, Ireland-based poetry organization Ó Bhéal, in association with the IndieCork festival of independent cinema, issued a call for submissions:

This is Ó Bhéal’s sixth year of screening poetry-films (or video-poems) and the third year featuring an International competition.

Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival, from 4th-11th October 2015. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film prize, selected by this year’s Ó Bhéal judges:

Patrick Cotter and Padraig Trehy

Deadline for submissions is the 15th of September 2015.


Entry is free to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] – including the following info 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 2013. They may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles.

The final programme (shortlist) will be available via both the Ó Bhéal and IndieCork websites as of the 30th of September 2015.

Hope to see you there!

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