10th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition- Submit now (1st May – 31 August 2022)

The 10th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition is now open for submissions (1st of May – 31st of August 2022).  The judges for 2022 are Colm Scully and Paul Casey.

Up to 30 shortlisted films will be screened at the Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival in November, with the overall winner being announced directly after the screenings.

For more info, submission guidelines & previous winners visit: https://www.obheal.ie/blog/competition-poetry-film/

Submission Guidelines 2022

Submissions will be open from 1st May – 31st August 2022. Entries made outside of these dates cannot be considered. You may submit as many films as you like – each must interpret or convey a poem (present in its entirety, audibly and/or visually) and have been completed after the 1st of May 2020.

Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English or non-Irish language films will require English subtitles.Judges for 2022 are Colm Scully and Paul Casey.

The shortlist will be announced during October 2022 and one overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film. Shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 10th Winter Warmer poetry festival (25th-27th Nov 2022).

Entry is free to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] obheal.ie – including the following info in an attached word document:

  • Name and duration of Film
  • Month & Year completed
  • Name of Director
  • Country of origin
  • Contact details
  • Name of Poet
  • Name of Poem
  • Synopsis
  • Filmmaker biography
  • and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.**

Best of Luck!

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