“The artwork is an invitation, a compelling silent film that draws parallels with the haiku form. Using visual images as its vocabulary, this understated and powerful film demonstrates the power of simplicity in evoking emotion and plural meanings.” ~ Zata read more >>
The contest is closed for 2015/2016. Please see the Winner & Finalists here. Check back for announcements for 2017.
Poetry Film Prize
We want to integrate film and literary culture. Carbon Culture will award a $1,000.00 prize for the best poetry film. Zata Kitowski, director of PoetryFilm, will pick the grand prize winner and finalists. The winning entry will receive $1,000.00. The top five entries will receive high-profile placements across our social media networks, a one page note alongside honorable mentions in our newsstand print and device editions. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016.
By submitting, you grant CCR the right to publish selected poetry films in our online issue as well as recognition in our print issue. All rights revert to the film creator(s) and/or submitter.
Rules for Submission
- Create a video adaptation of your original, unpublished poem.
- Post the video to a Youtube or Vimeo account and make it live.
- Submit the piece as an .Mp4 alongside your bio or team member’s bios to us.
- One submission per poet, please. If you previously created a poetry film for our initial guidelines listed in early 2015 for John Gosslee’s poem before we opened the contest to any original poem, you may submit this and one other poetry film for consideration.
Prize Announcements will be made in July 2016. Payment will be made via Paypal.
All visual and textual interpretations of any contemporary poem written by you or someone on your team are welcome. Animation (digital or cartoon,) live action, kinetic poems, stop motion, anything you can imagine. We are looking for literal and non-literal interpretations of the poem. How long should it be? That is up to you. Poetry is meant to be heard and we encourage audio.
The prize is open to poets, students, individuals and teams.
Click Here to Submit Your Film.
*Please note that CCR reserves the right to edit contest information, such as dates, judges, award amount and other information if needed.