Call for films: Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend

Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend is looking for poetry films. Drumshanbo in County Leitrim, Ireland, hosts an annual literary festival bringing together some of Ireland’s finest writers and poets to celebrate the written word. Part of this festival is an annual Poetry Film Competition open to filmmakers and poets from everywhere. The shortlisted films are screened as part of the festivals opening ceremony, and is curated by Colm Scully.

Market Square, Drumshanbo / Image: Oliver Dixon CC BY-SA 2.0

The event offers a first prize of €400
Apply via Filmfreeway at the following link (€5 per submission)
or apply for free direct by sending a high resolution download link to by Saturday 1st July with the following information on an attached Word document.
  • Film Name
  • Director
  • Poem Name
  • Poet
  • Length of Film
  • Country of Origin
  • When completed
  • Short Bios
  • Contact Details
Films should be no longer than 6 minutes, and have been made since Jan 2021. Maximum two films per competitor. All languages welcome but films not in English or Irish require English subtitles or captions. Responsibility for copyright and third party authorisations lies with the creator. Please do not submit films that were previously entered.

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