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The 2021 Film and Video Poetry Symposium Call for Entries

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Submissions are now open for The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium.

Poets, writers, filmmakers, media artists, and digital artists are called to submit their work to the 4th Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium.

The film festival and symposium will celebrate and screen a large scope of film and video projects developed primarily through the medium of poetry. FVPS will host a media gallery, a series of panels, guest speakers, and public dialogues regarding film and video poetry over the course of the symposium.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium will accept submissions of poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, choreopoems, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word film and videos, videopoems, visual poetry, poetrinca, media poetry, and film and video works that are driven by onscreen text.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for experimental film and video work that explores language and/or literature whether it is oral, written, visual, or symbolic. This includes non-narrative work and the avant-garde. We strongly consider work that challenges traditional and current visual communication methods while continuing to function as a mode for exploring narrative forms and personal expression.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls essay film, works of epistolary cinema, documentaries, animation, performance art film and video, and oratorical works. Lastly, The Film and Video Poetry Symposium seeks virtual reality projects, new technologies, 360° Video, digital art, video mapping, installation proposals, and video art presentations that feature, hybrid, or contain strong aspects of poetry.

DEADLINE: September 4, 2021 11:59PM PST

PROGRAM ANNOUNCED: October 4, 2021

Please read our statement regarding Coronavirus-19 by clicking here.

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 2021 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 


Saturday, September 4, 2021 (All day)

Exhibition dates: 

Monday, November 1, 2021 (All day) to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 (All day)

Contact Email: 

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