International Poetry-Film Competition with a Valued Award From Ó Bhéal 2020

International Poetry-Film Competition with a Valued Award From Ó Bhéal 2020

United Kingdom 31 Aug 2020
Ó Bhéal

Ó Bhéal

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Ó Bhéal invites poets from all over the world to participate in the International Poetry-Film Competition

About The Competition: 

Since 2013, Ó Bhéal has been affiliated with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Cinema & Music, to bring the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-film Competition, screening the shortlist of thirty films and awarding one winner the Ó Bhéal/IndieCork prize for best poetry-film. Shortlisted poetry-films since 2012 are also shown every week at Ó Bhéal, before the event begins. Poetry-film programs curated by Ó Bhéal have also appeared at Cyclops Poetry-Film Festival in Kiev and at the Clare Island Film Festival. 

Competition Rules: 

  • Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety.
  • Films completed no earlier than August 2017. 
  • Films may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. 
  • Poet may submit as many entries as he like.
  • Non-English language films will require English subtitles. 

Required Documents: 

Poet must include the following information in an attached word document:

  • Name and duration of Film
  • Name of the director
  • Country of origin
  • Contact details
  • Name of Poet
  • Name of the Poem
  • Synopsis
  • Filmmaker biography
  • And a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film

If a poet is sending a Vimeo or youtube link, etc, then he must ensure that the download button is enabled.

About Ó Bhéal: 

Ó Bhéal is Cork’s weekly poetry event, featuring poetry-films, a poetry challenge, guest poets. Ó Bhéal hosts the annual Winter Warmer poetry festival each November and curates two International competitions: The Five Words poetry competition and the Ó Bhéal/IndieCork International Poetry-Film competition.

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