call for poetry films and videos
- Split This Rock: Call for poetry films and videos
Deadline: postmarked by January 30th, 2008
Entry fee: $15.00 (non-refundable)
Notification by February 15th, 2008
Festival dates: March 20th-23rd, 2008
Poems of Provocation & Witness
Poets have long played a central role in movements for social change. Today,
at a critical juncture in our country’s history, poetry that gives voice to
the voiceless, names the unnamable, and speaks directly from the individual and
collective conscience is more important than ever. The festival will explore
and celebrate the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change:
reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility,
asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity
and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better
Film & Video Submissions:
We are looking for artistic, experimental, and challenging film/video
interpretations of poetry that explore critical social issues. Selected work will be
screened during the Split This Rock Poetry Festival film program.
Entries must be submitted on DVD (NTSC only) or CD (.mov format only), no HD
formats. Please note: videos with h264, divx compression or any format not
mentioned above will not be accepted.
Running time for entries should not exceed 15 minutes.
All entries must be in English.
All work submitted must be original. If portions of the submitted work
contain material from third parties, author must have and be able to provide written
permission to use such material.
All entries must include:
- Completed entry form
(download at: http://www.poetrycenter.org/calls/Split_this_Rock-ENTRY.pdf)
- Entry fee (check made payable to: The Poetry Center of Chicago)
- A short synopsis, artist's bio, and artist's statement (on one page only)
Please label all DVDs and CDs with title, running time, director’s name and
Please mail entries to:
The Poetry Center of Chicago
37 S. Wabash, Suite 704
Chicago, IL 60603
Attn: Francesco Levato/Split This Rock submission
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