Poetry Film Live has a focus on the work of poets and the type of poetry film that is a literary form. A form of poetry that is visual, not solely textual, that moves rather than stays put on a page. 

Poetry Film Live has responded to the changes that have developed during the Covid19 pandemic. The future of poetry gatherings, reading series and open mics is uncertain both in the short and longer term, therefore, Poetry Film Live is including performances and readings of poetry.

These are new and exciting times and we hope you will consider participating and supporting Poetry Film Live by sending us your submissions, we look forward to seeing your work.

Start by watching the two videos below: 'How to Make Voice Recordings from Home Better' and 'Top Tip for filming yourself reading a poem from a smartphone'.

A new online Poetry Film Making course has been launched! check out the details here:

Poetry Film Making 



a poetry film by Carolyn Guinzio

Notes from a Moon Station

As the earth rises above the surface of the moon, a survivor remembers its history. A poetry film by Anne Rouse.


reading by Lucia Sellars

A Manual of Wonder

Lucy English reads A Manual of Wonder which was made in collaboration with Dave Richardson


We are currently open for submissions of poetry film, and videos and sound recordings of poetry being read or performed. Go to 'Submit Here' for submission guidelines.

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Poetry Film Live is the new home of Elephant's Footprint online poetry film training.

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