The 2020 Film And Video Poetry Symposium
Submissions Are Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Sunday May 3, 2020

Poets, filmmakers, video and digital artists, media and performance artists are called to submit creative works to The 3rd Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium.

FVPS2020 will announce the 2020 program on Monday June 1, 2020.

The symposium celebrates and will screen a large scope of film and video projects developed through the medium of poetry.  This event will also host a series of panels, guest speakers, workshops, and public dialogues regarding film and video poetry throughout the course of the symposium. In addition, programmers also curate a 30-day gallery exhibition.

There are no restrictions regarding total running time of films submitted. There are no restrictions regarding when the film was produced or if the film has premiered regionally or internationally.

There are no restrictions on subject matter, theme or topic. Nor on language of origin.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium will accept submissions of poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, visual poetry, choreopoems, poetrinca, media poetry, and all films and video that are driven visually by text.

Live performances, virtual reality projects, video mapping, installation proposals, and grand scale video art presentations that hybrid or contain strong aspects of poetry are encouraged.

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 non-narrative work, found footage, genre deconstruction, experimental fiction, and the avant-garde. The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for work completed within the genre of essay film, video or film essay (or cinematic essay).

FVPS strongly considers work that examines and/or challenges traditional visual communication methods while continuing to function as a tool for exploring narrative, language, and expression.

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.

If you are a creator and are ready to submit to The 3rd Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium please complete our online submission form by clicking the link below:



A Note for New Technology, Installation, and Performance Pieces:
FVPS recommends new technology projects, live performance, and conceptual work to submit directly through email.

Virtual reality projects must be viewable via Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. We request that you provide a link to a 360? video file (.mp4), a separate 2D version of the project as a URL, an app download package (.apk), and any other installation package applicable. Creators of performance pieces, multiple or non-traditional projections, video mapping, and installation/ conceptual works, please include the proposal, potential floor plan, and technical requirements with your email submission.

All projects submitted will be archived with The Film and Video Poetry Society.



Primary Link to Further Details and Online Submissions:


This is a link to our third party submissions platform Film Freeway: