Call for Entries: The 2020 Film and Video Poetry Symposium

  • Deadline:
    May 3, 2020, 9:05 p.m.
  • Location:
    The Film and Video Poetry Society THE 2020 FILM AND VIDEO POETRY SYMPOSIUM 1001 Fremont Avenue | Post Office Box 1131 South Pasadena, Ca. 91030 - 9998

Submissions are now open for The 2020 Film and Video Poetry Symposium.

Poets, filmmakers, media artists, and video artists are called to submit their work to The 3rd Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium!

Throughout July 2020 this festival and symposium will screen a large scope of film and video projects developed through the medium of poetry. The symposium programmers also curate and present a 30 day gallery exhibit in conjunction with the film screenings. There are no restrictions regarding when films are produced or if the film has premiered regionally or internationally. There are also no running time restrictions.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium is accepting poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, choreopoems, visual poetry, poetronica, and media poetry.

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 essay film or cinematic essay, non-narrative work, and the avant-guard. We strongly consider work that challenges traditional and current visual communication methods while continuing to function as a mode for experimenting with narrative and personal expression.

Performance material, virtual reality projects, video mapping, installation proposals, and video art presentations that hybrid or contain strong aspects of poetry are encouraged.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium will consider documentaries that focus on poets, poems, poetry, poetic technique, literary movements, and historical events within these realms.

DEADLINE: May 3, 2020 11:59PM PST



For those applicants who would like to complete the submission process online, please click here:

For more information and a detailed description of the submission guidelines please visit our guideline page:

(Updated on November 6, 2019)