Call for poetry films: Newlyn Film Festival

A new international film festival slated for April 6-8th, 2018 at the The Centre, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK will include a poetry film section, selected by judges Lucy English and Sarah Tremlett, who should be well known to readers of Moving Poems. The deadline is January 31 February 21, 2018. Here are the guidelines. To see the categories and submission fees for each, click through to Film Freeway and look on the right-hand sidebar. Poetry films can be up to six minutes long, and are “limited to one per applicant.”

The other categories are Fiction Film, Student Film, and Documentary. General advice on eligibility notes that “The Festival is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work from low to high budgets.”

Updated 2 October to correct information about the maximum duration of poetry films.


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    Pam Falkenberg 3 October, 2017

    Here is another opportunity for poetry films to get in front of an audience. You usually know about everything, but just in case you haven’t heard about the Magna 71 film issue, here is a link.

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      Dave Bonta 3 October, 2017

      Thanks! As a matter of fact, I just drafted a post about that this morning, but will hold off on publishing it until the weekend, so it will appear at or near the top of the auto-generated weekly email newsletter. (And I do miss a lot, so links are always appreciated.)

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