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My poet and filmmaking partner and I have a poetry film we would like to submit, but the film consists of 17 short related poems as an experimental video prose poem essay. It is longer than 4 min. Is there any place for such a film in your festival? Our film does not really lend itself to more conventional film festival categories, and we would be disappointed to learn that we don’t fit your festival either. But we don’t want to waste our money on the entrance fee if we don’t fit your guidelines.
The only way I could really tell you would be if you sent it over and we take a look – feel free to drop it in the submissions & someone from the team will preview it & get in touch.
ps – there is no submission fee for Rabbit Heart.
My son made a movie with one of my poems. He is seventeen now but will turn 17 in a month. We are ready to submit, can he submit to the youth prize?
Sorry I meant 18 in a month.
As long as the film was made when your son was 17, you can definitely send it in for the Shoots! category =)
Hi Just submitted my film! hope all is ok and I did things correct for the youth category
You should be all set – someone will drop you an email when your submission is processed today =)
I think/hope that went through.
It went through =D
When is the deadline for 2017 submission?
July 1st is the submission deadline for 2017 =)
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Is there a date after which the film must have been made? That sounds weird. I mean, how old can the film be?
There is no limit on when the film was made =)
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Why do you require the filmmaker and writer of the poem to be the same person? Why not allow collaborations?
“The only way I could really tell you would be if you sent it over and we take a look – feel free to drop it in the submissions & someone from the team will preview it & get in touch.
I’d like to submit 3 short films that are a little longer than the 4 minutes limits (5:00 mins, 6:40 mins and 6:50 mins).
I really hope that you are gonna give them a chance… or that you like them even stopping the viewing at 4:00 minutes ;-)
God ahead & send them over & we’ll have a look =)
Hi. Do you acept only original poems? I´ve made a poetryfilm with an old poem written by great poetess from my country. I´ve the permission to use it in my film. And also: de video is longer than 4 minutes. I´ve read the comments and you say you would watch it anyway. Can I apply?
Hi, Martin =)
Cover poems and overtime are *kind of mostly* ok. Let me explain – our worst-kept secret is the Here Kitty Kitty category, in which excellent work that doesn’t *quite* meet the guidelines gets to stay in the running. We’ve seen work there that runs the gamut, from a little overtime to being more of a music video, to being someone else’s poem. There’s a cute cat-shaped trophy for it, even, and three to four poems will make it to the final round and be screened at the awards ceremony.
BUT ALSO! This year we’re going to have a matinee again – Nick’s has been kind enough to host us for a few extra hours in the afternoon on October 21st, and we have really good treats in store – including a special showcase just for OPP (Other People’s Poems)!
Which is to say, by all means, please do submit your poetryfilm. Please let us know that your film is a cover when you make your submission (down in the bottom of the form where we ask about permissions) so we can make sure you get sorted into the right category, and you should be all set.
Great! It´s done! When will you announce the programme? Best regards!
Thanks, Martin! I saw your film come in when I checked the mail this morning =) We will be announcing our programme in late September (with submitter notifications at the beginning of September).
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