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QLD Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge

QLD Poetry Festival’s coveted Filmmakers Challenge is now open for submission!

The Queensland Poetry Festival challenges Australian filmmakers, video artists and other multimedia practitioners to produce a short work (5 minutes max) which explores the possibilities of poetic expression via audio visual technology.

Poetry is defined broadly as memorable language. Your work might be a record of a poetry performance, a video text manipulation or something entirely different. We are looking for work that displays creativity, originality and an understanding of possibilities of language.

A prize of $500 is up for grabs and the winner will be announced at the 2010
Queensland Poetry Festival (27-29 August, 2010). A selection of entries will be screened at The Wrong End of the Kaleidoscope session at QPF on Sunday, August 29, 2010.

The deadline for entries is close of business Friday August 6, 2010. Download the entry form from the Awards Section of www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

Look forward to seeing your poetry light up the big screen!

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It’s Saturday…

Time for opening the mind to some of life’s last pleasures… poetry and music.

Here’s a few gifts to help your weekend unwind…

The Besnard LakesFor Agent 13

The Besnard Lakes sound hauntingly like The Beach Boys laying down the sound track for a David Lynch film. Their 2007 album The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse is lush and dripping with swirling guitar and sweet falsetto.

Diane WakoskiSlicing Oranges for Jeremiah

I have long admired the work of Diane Wakoski. Her Archaeology of Movies & Books quartet (Medea the Sorceress, Jason the Sailor, The Emerald City of Las Vegas and Argonaut Rose) and Greed poems are still some of the most ambitious writing I have encountered.

John S. HallIt’s Saturday

Best known for fronting King Missile (remember when Detachable Penis made the Triple J Hottest 100?), John S. Hall knows how to makes his words sing on the page as well.

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Great poemfilm site – rabbit light movies + Harold Norse Update

With the QPF Filmmakers Challenge currently looking for the best in poetic film, I have been checking out all things good in the ‘poemfilm’ genre. Recently I came across rabbit light movies and I have to say, this site is absolutely incredible… Make sure when you head on over your Flash software is up to date and that you have a bit of time on your hands as there is so much to take in on this site.

Check out the site here: rabbit light movies

And for those of you who were saddened by the news of Harold Norse’s death, you should head on over and check out the tribute site that is growing day by day… it is shaping up to be a great archive of Harold’s life and work.

For all things Harold Norse go here.

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Ah Pook + Poetry Publishing for the 21st Century

It’s Saturday and the sun is shining outside, so to get your minds limbered up check out this short film of Burroughs’ all purpose bedtime story, Ah Pook is Here.

Ah Pook is Here is a collaboration between Burroughs and artist Malcolm McNeill. Originally conceived as a graphic novel, it was published (text only) in 1979 after several attempts to get the project off the ground. Thankfully the artwork has been rediscovered and is now being exhibited in the USA.

Here’s a link to see the artwork.

And here’s the link to the film

And don’t forget the QPF Filmmakers Challenge is now open so get your entries in.

Now that you have got your fix of film, art and Burroughs check out this article by Timothy Green (editor of Rattle) on poetry publishing for the 21st Century. He makes some really interesting points about the current model of online publishing (including a link to the Top 50 Literary Journals Online), and gives his view on a way forward for small press publishers. Well worth the read friends!

Poetry Publishing for the 21st Century by Timothy Green.

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Another Killer Opportunity – QPF Filmmakers Challenge

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CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS!!! 

Entries are open for the QPF Filmmakers Challenge, 2009!

The Queensland Poetry Festival challenges Australian filmmakers, video artists and other multimedia practitioners to produce a short work (5 minutes max) which explores the possibilities of poetic expression via audio visual technology.

Your work might be a record of a poetry performance, a video text manipulation or something entirely different. They are looking for work that displays creativity, originality and an understanding of the possibilities of language.

A prize of $500 is up for grabs and the winner will be announced at the 2009 Queensland Poetry Festival (21-23 August, 2009). A selection of entries will also be screened at the Poetry on the Big Screen session at QPF 2009.

The deadline for entries is Friday 17 July 2009. Download the entry form in the Competitions section of www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

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