Submissions are open.

In an interview Elizabeth Bishop was asked: What one quality should every poem have?
Her answer: Surprise. The subject and the language which conveys it should surprise you. You should be surprised at seeing something new and strangely alive.

Surprise us!

Please read these guidelines before submitting.

We welcome submissions of poetry films.

  • Poetry films should be no longer than 6 minutes.
    We are looking for poetry films that are primarily the work of the poet – or that has been made in close collaboration with the poet.
    Poetry films should be in English, or have English subtitles.
  • Only one poetry film can be submitted at a time.
    Poetry films need to have a link to YouTube or Vimeo. Please include a password if applicable.
    Previously screened, shown and published work is great, but please send us your best work.
    Poetry Film Live is unable to pay contributors.
  • By submitting to, and having work published by Poetry Film Live, you understand and agree to the following:
    All rights remain the property of the author.
    The author asserts, under his/her/their own liability, the complete right of use on used materials (images, words, sounds, music) that compose the artwork; the author undertakes complete liability for any breach of copyright laws.
    Work published will be archived on the site;

Thank you for sending us your work. We aim to get back to you within 4 weeks.


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  • If more than one other person is involved, please include details in the Credits section below.
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    Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 1.