Resonans Film Festival- Call for Submissions

We are thrilled to announce the call for submissions for the upcoming Resonans Film Festival, a celebration of the poetics of nature and environment. The festival will be held on October 13th 2024 at Empire Bio in Copenhagen and will also feature an online segment accessible at

We encourage all filmmakers and artists within your network to consider submitting their work to this dynamic event. We are looking for poetry films, animations, short films, experimental films and documentaries that explore nature and culture. Can you please share and post the submission link wherever you think filmmakers may find it:

RESONANS – A Fringe of Nature & Culture – FilmFreeway

For further details and submission guidelines, please visit the FilmFreeway link provided. Should you have any inquiries, do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

+45 27 77 86 57.

Patrick Horner (he/him), a Canadian poet and engineer, resides in Denmark where he works advancing water treatment technologies. His poetry and fiction have been published in journals and magazines internationally. He is a cultural organizer with Red Door and a co-director of the Copenhagen Poetry Film Festival, Nature and Culture. His debut poetic novel, “Refugia,” was published by the University of Calgary Press in 2022.

RESONANS: A Fringe of Nature and Culture

(Previously known as the Nature & Culture International Poetry Film Festival)

This festival focuses on the poetics of nature and environment, and takes place annually in Copenhagen, Denmark (with headquarters in Sweden and Finland for smaller features) as well as an online festival which is of free access at during the festival dates.

The Organizers:

The Poetic Phonotheque started in 2020 as an audio collection of poetry from all over the world which now counts with over 500 adiovisual poems in all languages and an international permanent collection of poetry films. The Poetic Phonotheque is managed by Red Door Gallery in Copenhagen, which also counts with its own magazine since 2009.

In 2021, Kulturhuset Islands Brygge (Copenhagen, Denmark) became the official home of the Poetic Phonotheque, to house its audio collection and launched a second round of poetry open calls to collect audio poetry recordings in every language with the theme of climate, sustainability, nature, and our planet’s preservation as the focus.

In 2021, Kultivera, a cultural organization in the city of Tranås, Sweden, also became headquarters of the Phonotheque for that country.

In 2022, the screening location of the festival was Husets Biograf, a cultural centre located at Rådhusstræ 13 in central Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2023, Bokens Hus, in Turku, Finland, joins the team as Finnish headquarters, collaborators and mapping team.

In 2024, Empire Bio in Copenhagen joins as the screening location for the 4th edition of the festival.

We invite you to submit your films on this important subject, whether they’re animation, short film, poetry film, experimental, or documentaries. A focus on the NATURE & CULTURE (humanity’s connection with our environment) is encouraged.

Poetry films are invited to remain as part of the permanent video collection of the Poetic Phonotheque. We encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creators to submit their work. Awards & Prizes

-ALL the films in the POETRY FILMS category (if selected) will be added to the permanent collection of the Poetic Phonotheque and screened in the various headquarters of the Poetic Phonotheque in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. (As well as wherever the Poetic Phonotheque is being featured / exhibited).

By submitting your poetry film, you agree for it to be placed in the permanent collection. (This does not apply to films in other categories, which are only screened during the festival and then discarded). Rules & Terms

We’re looking for films of a cultural nature with a focus on environmental conservation, nature, appreciation to our planet… and with a poetic angle.

The poetry videos submitted will be also added to the Poetic Phonotheque, an online archive that aims to document the poetry being created all around the world, and by default the contemporary voices, concerns, dreams and connections between our communities.

—>Minority voices, Indigenous communities, neurodivergent creators and members of the LGBTQ+ community are always encouraged to share their work, voice, dreams and projects with us, so as to be directly represented, rather than having others speak for you, that which you can speak of with better clarity: Your OWN story.

Absolutely no homophobia, racism, sexism or any discriminating messages. This is a festival of inclusion, tolerance and support for our communities, which aims to create awareness, entertain, and inspire the public. Our goal is to connect and be moved by the poetics of humanity and our planet.

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