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15-17 February 2018

4pm till 9pm Daily

FREE

film poetry competition

Film Poetry Competition in association with ArtfulScribe and Liberated Words

Submissions are now open for Light Up Poole’s Film Poetry Competition as part of a unique digital Light Art Festival aiming to transform Poole’s town centre after dark from 15-17 February 2018.

Focussing on a theme of ‘Identity’, festival organisers are looking for films, up to a maximum of three minutes, that address the topic and consider how identity is reflected in contemporary society. What does it mean to be an individual, a member of a family, a worker in the city, in a rural setting, a person living in Britain today?

Prizes: Ten short-listed films will be shown at select venues in Poole’s town centre throughout the duration of the festival, with further screenings as a prelude to main cinema screenings at Lighthouse Poole during March/April 2018. The winning film will receive £500, to be shared between poet and film-maker in the case of collaborations.

Judges: Lucy English and Sarah Tremlett (Liberated Words)

Lucy English is co-creator of the poetry film organisation, Liberated Words, which curates and screens film poetry. Lucy is best known as a performance poet who has published three novels and is currently a Reader at Bath Spa University where she teaches on the undergrad and Master’s Creative Writing courses. Her specialisms include writing for digital platforms.

Sarah Tremlett, MPhil, FRSA, SWIP,  is a British poetry filmmaker, artist and arts theorist/writer, with a first-class honours degree in Fine Art and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. In 2012, she co-founded Liberated Words film poetry events with poet and novelist Lucy English to screen international poetry filmmakers alongside films made in the community, and co-conceived MIX conference, Bath Spa University.

Links to films must be received by 26th January 2018. High Definition files will be required for short-listed films.

Please email submissions to: matt@artfulscribe.co.uk

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