Film and Video Poetry Symposium
The Film and Video Poetry Society is currently excepting submissions for the inaugural 2018 symposium and film festival.
2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium
Call For Submissions Has Closed
Poets, filmmakers, media artists, and digital artists are called to submit their work to the 1st annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium. This event will take place on the following dates:
April 27th - 28th, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
The festival and symposium will celebrate and screen a large scope of film and video projects developed through the medium of poetry. This event will also host a series of panels, guest speakers, and public dialogues regarding film and video poetry over the course of the symposium.
Eligible submissions have a maximum length of 60 minutes. There are no restrictions regarding when the film was produced or if the film has premiered regionally or internationally. There are no restrictions on subject matter, theme or topic.
The Film and Video Poetry Symposium will accept submissions of poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, visual poetry, choreopoems, poetrinca, media poetry, and all films that are visually driven by text. Performance material, virtual reality projects, installation proposals, and video art presentations that hybrid or contain strong aspects of poetry are encouraged.
The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for experimental film and video work that explores language and/or literature whether it be oral, written, visual, or symbolic. This includes the film essay or cinematic essay, non-narrative work, and the avant-garde. We will also strongly consider work that challenges traditional and current visual communication methods while continuing to function as a mode for exploring narrative and personal expression.
If you are a creator of a poetry film or video and are ready to submit to the 2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium please complete our online submission form.
A Note for New Technology, Installation, and Performance Projects
FVPS recommends new technology projects, live performance, and conceptual work to submit by email. Virtual reality projects must be viewable via Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. We request that you provide a link to a 360° video file (.mp4), a separate 2D version of the project as a URL, an app download package (.apk), and any other installation package applicable. Creators of performance pieces, multiple or non-traditional projections, and installation/ conceptual works, please include a proposal, floor plan, and technical requirements with your email submission.
All projects submitted will be archived with The Film and Video Poetry Society.
To apply please complete the online submission form by pressing the button below.
Process Submission Fee
Deadline for all submissions was December 31, 2017.
Submission fee is $18 USD per film.
To pay the submission fee press the Send Payment button below.
Your submission form must include proof of payment. To complete the process entirely you must input the Transaction ID as proof of payment on the submission form where indicated. The Transaction ID is a numeric code containing 5 digits and is located on the email confirmation you receive after payment.
Once you have included your proof of payment you are ready to submit your completed submission form.
Online submission is available by clicking here.
All email submissions must be accompanied by a completed PDF submission form. If you would like to apply via email please download the PDF submission form, fill it out, and then save a copy to attach to your email. To download the PDF submission form please click here.
Please place the name of your film in the email subject heading. Within the email body, include a brief synopsis of your film (100 words) and most importantly a link that will allow our team to download the film or view the piece on a 3rd party media service. Include a password for the URL if password protected. URL and password must remain valid until the symposium selection process concludes and the 2018 program is announced.
You are welcome to attach documents to your email submission pertaining to screening history, mission or artistic statement, publicity materials, press kits, bios, or curriculum vitae.
Our team will NOT open or review emails with documents and/or media attached as zip files, 7-zip or other converted formats. Do not submit Google Share documents. PDF Documents preferred.
Email your submission to the following address:
Snail Mail Submissions
A snail mail submission must be accompanied by a completed PDF submission form. If you would like to apply via snail mail please download the PDF submission form, fill it out, and then save a copy so that it may be printed. To download the PDF submission form please click here.
Include the completed submission form with a receipt of payment or money order. You may also include a hard copy of the project if applicable. Preferred formats include data cd or dvd in which the media is encoded as an .avi, .mpg, or .mp4. DVDs must be encoded for Region 1. The inclusion of documents pertaining to screening history, mission or artistic statement, publicity materials, press kits, bios, and curriculum vitae are welcome.
Snail mail your submission to the address provided below:
The Film and Video Poetry Society
2018 FILM AND VIDEO POETRY SYMPOSIUM
1001 Fremont Avenue | Post Office Box 1131
South Pasadena, Ca. 91030 - 9998
Money Orders and Cashier Checks
All money orders and cashier checks must be made payable to:
The Film and Video Poetry Society.
We do not accept personal, international, or business checks.