2020 is Ó Bhéal’s tenth year screening international poetry-films, and eight year featuring this competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in October. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film.
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.
Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety (audibly and/or visually), having been completed no earlier than 1st of May 2018.
Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration
Non-English language films will require English subtitles.
Deadline : 31 August 2020
here is no entry fee to participate!
Participation in the “ Poetry-Film Competition ” Award contest is free
Who may enter ?
Entry is free to anyone.
One overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film.
shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 8th Winter Warmer poetry festival (27th-29th Nov 2020).
You should send your movie via email to poetryfilm [at] obheal.ie – including the following info in an attached word document:
Name and duration of Film.
Name of director.
Country of origin.
Name of Poet.
Name of Poem.
Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.
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