Filmpoem Festival


If you happen to be in Belgium this Saturday, or Antwerp – make sure you head along to Filmpoem Festival (part of Felix Poetry Festival) at FelixPakhuis.

Bad Blood, my film/poetry/music collaboration with Martha Jurksaitis & C.A.R., has been selected as part of this year’s programme. It has had quite a life of its own. It also appeared at the Berlin International Director’s Lounge in February.

Filmpoem have worked in partnership with The Poetry Society to bring poetry-films of  ten winning entries (a top three and seven commended). The first, second and third prize winners will be available on their website and the seven commended will be unveiled at Filmpoem Festival and screened at Poetry International (Southbank, London) and ZEBRA (Berlin) later in the year.

Michael Symmons Roberts, Helen Mort and John Glenday have also been commissioned to write on the festival theme, Migration. Alongside David Harsent, the poets will present new film-poetry of their work. David, John and Michael will read on Thursday 12th June as part of Felix Poetry Festival; they will also be in discussion with the filmmakers Marc Neys, James Norton, Maxime Coton and Alastair Cook and composer Luca Nasciuti during the main Filmpoem Festival on Saturday 14th June.

For more information visit this link. 

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