AUGUST 2018

Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 8/15/18
2018 is Ó Bhéal’s ninth year screening International poetry-films, and sixth year featuring this competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in October. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film. The festival takes place between the dates of the 7th and the 14th October, 2018. Entry – send email to poetryfilm [at] obheal.ie – including the following info in an attached word document: Name and duration of Film, 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. You may submit as many entries as you like. Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety, having been completed no earlier than August 2016. They may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles. The final shortlist will be announced here during September. Shortlisted films also appear in Ó Bhéal’s poetry-film touring programme, at a number of film and literary festivals, to date including the Clare Island Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival, Stanzas in Limerick, the Cyclops festival in Kiev, Poemaria in Vigo and at the Madeira Literary Festival (2018). Shortlisted entries are also screened throughout the year from Ó Bhéal’s competition shortlist archive (in random), at the start of each Ó Bhéal poetry evening. This year’s entries are judged by filmmaker Oonagh Kearney and poet Anamaria Crowe Serrano.

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) 8/31/18
The Ratma International Film Festival from here known as “The Festival” or “the event” and refers to the main festival at Keighley College and Keighley town centre. The “Red Carpet event” refers to the finale gala evening and prize giving at the Keighley Picture House Cinema.

CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER (Belfast) 8/31/18
Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (age 25 and younger). The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news program or documentary. PLEASE NOTE: THE COMPETITION IS ONLY OPEN TO YOUNG FILMMAKERS AGED 25 AND UNDER LIVING IN THE UK AND IRELAND. FILMS ARE TO BE NO LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES.

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