The 2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium Call for Entries

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Submissions are now open for The 2018 Film And Video Poetry Symposium

Poets, filmmakers, media artists, and digital artists are called to submit their work to the 1st Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium.

This film festival and symposium will screen a large scope of film and video projects developed through the medium of poetry.  Eligible submissions have a maximum length of 32 minutes. There are no restrictions regarding when the film was produced or if the film has premiered regionally or internationally. There are no restrictions on subject matter, theme or topic.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium is accepting poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, visual poetry, poetrinca, and media poetry. The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for experimental film and video work that explores language and/or literature whether it be oral, written, visual, or symbolic. This includes the film essay or cinematic essay, non-narrative work, and the avant guard. We strongly consider work that challenges traditional and current visual communication methods while continuing to function as a mode for exploring narrative and personal expression.  Performance material, virtual reality projects, installation proposals, and video art presentations that hybrid or contain strong aspects of poetry are encouraged.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

For those applicants who would like to complete the submission process online, please click here: ONLINE APPLICATION / SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You may also email or snail mail your submission to the Film and Video Poetry Symposium office. You can do this by filling out a DOWNLOADABLE SUBMISSION FORM available through the 2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium website.  Snail mailers will need to send a cashier's check or money order that can be retained by a US Banking Institution. Snail mailers must also make sure the media submitted is formatted for region 1 (USA). Email submissions must include proof of payment, a link to the work, and a password for that link if applicable. Submission email is available above.

This film festival and symposium is hosted by The Film and Video Poetry Society.

For more information and a detailed description of the submission guidelines please visit our guideline page:

The Film and Video Poetry Society
1001 Fremont Avenue | Post Office Box 1131

South Pasadena, Ca. 91030 - 9998 

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Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
To event remaining 19 days

Exhibition dates: 

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 06:45 to Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 09:45