Below are photographs from the Prize Giving for the Shot Through the Heart poetry film competition (Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, July 2014). Congratulations to Ella Jane Chappell and Katie Garrett for the winning film Rolling Frames. Thanks to Rachel Cherry and Southbank Centre for the photographs.
PoetryFilm Blackboard was a participatory text/art project devised by Zata Banks. Participants were invited to write or draw on a blackboard using chalk. A photograph was taken of each person’s blackboard and a montage film was made showcasing all the blackboard contributions. PoetryFilm Blackboard was commissioned by the Southbank Centre as part of Poetry International and the Festival of Love on 18, 19, 20 July 2014 and took place at the Saison Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall.
PoetryFilm Blackboard is a participatory text/art project devised by Malgorzata Kitowski.
Visitors are invited to participate by writing words on a blackboard using chalk. A photograph will taken of each line and a PoetryFilm will be created using a selection of photographs taken from the project.
18, 19, 20 July between 12pm – 2pm Saison Poetry Library (on the 5th floor) at Royal Festival Hall.
The blackboard contributions will be screened on Monday 21 July at 12pm at the Saison Poetry Library and the poetryfilm will be available to watch here on http://www.poetryfilm.org shortly afterwards.
(The below press release is taken from the Southbank Centre’s blog and was published on 15 July 2014.)
Southbank Centre is very proud to announce the shortlisted poetry films for its inaugural poetry film competition. Shot Through the Heart Poetry Film competition received entries from all over the world and judges selected 10 films to showcase at the prize giving evening in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre as part of Poetry International Festival on Friday 19 July.
There were two prizes – one for films made for adults and one for films made for children – all inspired by the themes of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love.
I’m delighted to be a Judge for the Southbank Centre’s Poetry Film competition.
Friday 14 February – Friday 30 May
Calling all poets and filmmakers! Love is in the air at Southbank Centre and we want you to create poetry films that explore the joy of first love, the pain of lost love, the confusion of displaced love, the purity of platonic love, or any other kind of love.
There are two categories to enter
Poetry films on the theme of love made for adults
Poetry films on the theme of love made for children (under 12)
Throughout the summer, Southbank Centre’s celebrates the Festival of Love. Our biennial Poetry International festival (17 – 24 July 2014) explores many different themes including the various ways in which love can impact on writers’ lives. Poetry film will be a major part of this year’s Poetry International.