Call for work: 6th CYCLOP International Poetry Film Contest

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On August 1, it was announced that the 6th CYCLOP Poetry Film Festival will be held on November 25-26, 2017 in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine. Filmmakers have until Sept. 30 to submit work. Visit their website for the rules and regulations, which I’ll also paste in below:

  • Films of up to 10 minutes duration that are no more than two years old (January 2015) may be entered.
  • There are no limitation about subject and language restrictions. All films that are not in English must have English subtitles. Each application must also contain the text of the verse in English.
  • Video can be performed in any techniques using any necessary equipment (video, animation, flash etc).
  • Each video should be placed on the Youtube channel in free access.
  • By sending your film, you confirm that the film may be shown at the CYCLOP Poetry Film Festival. The artist must have all property and screening rights.
  • Each artist can’t send more than two videos.
  • All videos must be sent with the following characteristics:
    File format: .MOV or .AVI.
    Standard: PAL. Codec: H264.
    Resolution: HD — 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 (16:9) / SD — 640 x 480 (4:3) or 640 x 360 (16:9)

Click through for the entry form, names of the jury members, timeline for scoring and other information.


  1. Reply
    Sherry A. Dillard Dean 15 August, 2017


  2. Reply
    Pam Falkenberg 20 September, 2017

    Does anyone know exactly what Cyclop means on the application form when they ask you to post your submitted film to the YouTube channel in free access?
    Do they want a link to the submitted film on the applicant’s own YouTube channel, or does Cyclop have a YouTube channel that they want submitters to use?

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 20 September, 2017

      I’m not sure, but my guess is that by “the YouTube channel” they actually mean YouTube itself (channel = platform?) rather than any particular channel on it. Looking at the bottom of the entry form, it seems clear that they want to be able to assess the entries first by viewing them on YouTube, without having to input any password:
      “If accepted we will ask you to send a good digital copy by Wetransfer. P.s.: Please upload the video concretely on Youtube, as it is necessary for the work of the jury / to be able to collect all the videos in one playlist”
      This makes sense, since there are a number of international judges.

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