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Merry Christmas!

As it is December 24 today, the night before Christmas, here is the 1905 poetry film “The Night Before Christmas” directed by Edwin S. Porter. It closely follows Clement Clarke Moore’s 1823 poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, and was the first film production of the poem.

Directed by Edwin S. Porter
Based on the poem written by Clement Clarke Moore
Cinematography by Edwin S. Porter
Distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company
1,670 feet of film was shot, with 798 feet used

A panoramic shot of Santa Claus riding his sleigh over hills and the moon was shot using miniatures and a painted backdrop.

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PoetryFilm Solstice: Comments Book

Below is a selection of comments from the sold out PoetryFilm Solstice event at the ICA Cinema on 21 December 2014.

“Just a short word to say how much I enjoyed the poetry film winter solstice. It was wonderful, stimulating and great to see it got a full house too, lots of interesting brilliant people.”

“Really good to see something so unique and thought-provoking”

“Wonderful creative poetry films screened and excellently hosted/presented”

“Very unique and thought-provoking”

“Wonderful films, stimulating. Loved Sandpiper, Genet, Solstice”

“Great project – well produced. Dann Casswell’s film was great as was Sandpiper and Turbines”

“Some lovely inspirational creativity and all beautifully presented / hosted”

“Following PoetryFilm since my film was selected for Shot Through the Heart (Southbank) – lovely to come to an event – enjoyed the selection”

“Really enjoyed – thank you”

“Great programme”

“Fantastic films”

“Great selection of films! Love the connection between poetry and science in an experimental medium”

“Thank you really much!! That was hypnotic and poetic. Great time”

“Thank you for a fine afternoon. Enjoyed the turbine the most! :-)”

“Really enjoyed it, thought-provoking for a Sunday afternoon. Lovely venue”

“It’s the best poetry event that I’ve missed, yet!”

“Solstice screening today was cool. Lots of great stuff”

“Perfect way to spend the Winter Solstice. Keep up the good work and roll on the next event”

PoetryFilm Solstice at The ICA Cinema is sold out

PoetryFilm Solstice sold out in record time. Please email info@poetryfilm.org to be added to the priority list for future events.

PoetryFilm Solstice: Programme (ICA Cinema, December 2014)

Programme for PoetryFilm Solstice on Sunday 21 December at the ICA Cinema in London. 

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The “Regulate” exhibition has now ended

Demonstrating the headphone exhibit. Many thanks to the Regulate team.

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PoetryFilm: Comments Book

Below is a selection of comments written in the PoetryFilm Comments Book following the PoetryFilm event in Cork.

 

“Really brilliant, makes us question perception and everyday events”

“Great stuff.”

“Excellent initiative allowing to see great talents calling out to reflect upon everything. Brilliant.”

“Fantastic.”

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A short note about PoetryFilm Submissions

Due to the high volume of submissions received by PoetryFilm, please read the following advice before submitting your work:

– A fully completed Submission Form must accompany all submissions – please download from http://www.poetryfilm.org/submissions

– Please print out and include hard copies of all the additional material you would like to have considered as part of your submission

– Please do not write website links or “see website” on the form, and please do not submit links by e-mail or through social media

– Please submit a screening copy of your film, preferably on a properly-formatted DVD, or on a USB memory stick, and send your submission to PoetryFilm by post to: PoetryFilm, First Floor, 85 Harwood Road, Fulham, London SW6 4QL.

Thanks very much.

PoetryFilm News: Nov/Dec 2014

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News Nov Dec 2014

Zata invited to read at The Poetry Café, Saturday 13 December, 7:30pm

I have been invited to read at The Poetry Café on Saturday 13 December. Publicity material for the event is below:

Platform 1 is a wonderfully eclectic night of poetry and spoken word at The Poetry Café, hosted by Ernie Burns and Amy Neilson Smith. This month’s event features:

Mishi – a devoted Stalwart Football fan, his work, often written in a real-life, working man’s rhyme is honest and hilariously self deprecating

Zata Kitowski – a jewel of antithesis, her collection Doppelgangers is published by Heaventree Press

James McKay – since graduating from Cambridge, his lyrical work and mastery of Victorian classics has stolen many a show

Elphara – a violinist whose music will pluck your heart strings

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Bob Jubilé: a year-long celebration of Bob Cobbing

Bob Jubilé is a year-long programme of displays and events devoted to the career and legacy of Bob Cobbing, curated by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper.*

Bob Cobbing (1920-2002) was ‘the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain’ (Robert Sheppard, The Guardian). His performances of printed sound poems involved stretching language through the deployment of shouts, hisses, groans, interspersed between more recognisable tracts of spoken word.

Bill Jubobe
Chelsea Space
19 November – 19 December
16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU
11am – 5pm Wednesday-Friday

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Programme: Sounds of Love, Southbank Centre, 19 July 2014

Saturday 19 July 2014, 7:45pm

Southbank Centre

An evening of sound-informed poetry films and live performances celebrating the sounds of love and the love of sounds. Conceived, curated and introduced by Zata Kitowski.

Venue: Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall

The event is part of Poetry International and The Festival of Love.

The full programme is below.

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Ben Vautier’s “Trou Portatif” from the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry

Many thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner for the kind invitation to view their private collection in Miami.

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PoetryFilm Archive: photograph from PoetryFilm at Cardiff Academi: “Shock of the New”, October 2008

Here is a photograph taken at the PoetryFilm event in Cardiff in 2008. The event was part of a programme called “Shock of the New”. Thanks very much to Cardiff Academi for the photograph and for the invitation.

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Photo of the London Poetry Film Night III at the Genesis Cinema, July 2005

London PoetryFilm Night II