Visible Poetry Project 2019: filmmaker applications and poetry submissions extended till Nov 10

The New York-based Visible Poetry Project will once again be releasing 30 poetry films—one a day—in April, and for the third year in a row, their original call somehow slipped under my radar. (This is what happens when sites don’t have a blog I can subscribe to.) But when I finally remembered to go look at their website just now, I noticed that the deadline for both poetry submissions and filmmaker applications are still open… for five more days! Here’s what they say about the latter:

UPDATE: The deadline for applications has been extended to November 10, 2018!

Applications for the Visible Poetry Project 2019 series open on September 10, 2018 and close on October 31, 2018.

The Visible Poetry Project strives to emphasize the diversity of the global film community, and so encourage you to apply regardless of background or circumstance. Whether filmmaking is your hobby, profession, private outlet, or public expression, your work is welcome.

Within your application, please provide a reel and/or links to previous films you’ve created. All work samples must be original, and you must be one of the main contributors. You may submit up to three links. We recommend submitting samples that you believe to be representative of the greater styles and themes in your work. If you are accepted, this will help inform which poet you may get paired with.

You may apply as part of a team (up to two filmmakers). If you are applying as part of a team, please submit only one application. Please include links to reels for both collaborators, and send an email to, CC’ing your co-director.

If you are a producer, director of photography, or editor, and are interested in being involved in the 2019 series, please email

Click through for the application form. (Here’s the poetry submission form.)

This project has yielded some really high-quality work so far in a wide range of styles, so if you’re at all ambitious about making poetry films, why not throw your hat in the ring?

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