For a full week this year, Fotogenia festival (who I partner with at Liberated Words) and directed by leading curator Dr Chris Patch, is running from November 23rd to December 1st. At https://www.fotogeniafilmfestival.org/en it is now in its fourth edition and is packed with a broad and eclectic selection of international works and includes live events alongside an online programme. I am one of the judges of the poetry film section and the entries were very difficult to judge, although one or two were highly innovative and a real delight to watch. Villanelle for Elizabeth not Ophelia is also in the festival programme 6 alongside artists such as Jane Glennie, Deborah Kelly and Tova Beck-Friedman in a section primarily related to women’s issues, and I am looking forward to being involved next week from an online point of view.
I just love this festival! I won it last year with Selfie with Marilyn so maybe I am biased, but I really applaude their approach and artistic creativity. I am also lucky enough to have my interview (in Spanish and English) with Javier Robledo celebrating 25 years of VideoBardo and The Poetics of Poetry Film in the event, as well. If you are in Spain please go along!
Lovely review of The Poetics of Poetry Film by leading animator Professor Suzie Hanna in the Lisbon-based International Journal of Film and Media Arts –Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022): GEECT Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Film. Thank you so much Suzie and editor Anna Coutinho. A valued endorsement.
Following on from Vancouver I will be giving a reading with Marc Zegans at Adobe Books, SF on the 10th. Really looking forward to hearing him read from his new book and also I will be reading a selection of poems from poetry films and also unpublished poems 'being gathered' for TREE family history project. I will also be discussing The Poetics of Poetry Film and the historical relevance of poetry film to SF.
,Excited about Tom Konyves Poets with a Video Camera symposium (I am very lucky to be key speaker) and the poetry reading on the 6th – Poems by Poetry Filmmakers with the wonderful symposium speakers; a lot of inspiring people!
Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival in Bilbao has accepted Villanelle this year (Spanish version). It will be screened in the Art House Zinema of the BilbaoArte Art Production Centre this Friday, the 17th October. So very pleased as many experimental festivals don't accept poetry films, although this film is more on the experimental side. Wish I could be there :( as it has a wide selection from across the world.