Ó Bhéal 10th Poetry Film Competition Deadline Looms

OBheal Poetry Film flyer

If you intended to send something in for Ó Bhéal’s 10th Poetry Film Competition, you have until the 31st of August. Here are the entire guidelines:

Submissions will be open from 1st May – 31st August 2022. Entries made outside of these dates cannot be considered. You may submit as many films as you like – each must interpret or convey a poem (present in its entirety, audibly and/or visually) and have been completed after the 1st of May 2020.

Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English or non-Irish language films will require English subtitles.

Judges for 2022 are Colm Scully and Paul Casey.

The shortlist will be announced during October 2022 and one overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film. Shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 10th Winter Warmer poetry festival (25th-27th Nov 2022).

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

  • Name and duration of Film
  • Month & Year completed
  • 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.**

** If you are sending a vimeo or youtube link, etc, please ensure that the download button is enabled. All films not shortlisted by the judges are permanently deleted directly after the adjudication process.

Click through to watch previous winners.

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