Cadence: A Video Poetry Festival @ Northwest Film Forum, Seattle [from 5 to 26 April]

Cadence: A Video Poetry Festival

5 - 26
19:15 - 21:15

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
Verse meets visuals in motion during a series of cinepoem screenings, ekphrastic responses, and generative workshops celebrating National Poetry Month. Cadence is programmed in collaboration with Chelsea Jean Werner-Jatzke.

Video poetry is the synthesis of two types of imagination. It is text-based video work or a video-based text piece. It is a space within which visual and text are intrinsic to each other. It is a poetry genre that some might call an experimental film. A video poem makes meaning that would not exist if the text was without image, the image without text.

Thursday, April 5, 7:15 pm

An attempt at describing video poetry with words alone leaves out half the poetry of the genre! Come to this screening to see work that helped define the video poetry genre from its beginnings to outstanding contemporary examples.

A panel discussion on the history and definition of video poetry will follow the screening and include an opportunity for audience questions and contributions. Panelists include Tom Konyves, Amaranth Borsuk, and Nikkita «KO» Oliver!

Saturdays, April 7 & 14, 12–5pm

Capture your unique cadence in a collaborative workshop that will take you from conception to premiere screening. Poets and video artists will be paired as teams to create new works of cinepoetry. This match-making workshop will be led by poet Shin Yu Pai and video artist Gretchen Burger who, through guided writing and filming exercises and group feedback, will support your creative process. Participants will have access to the NWFF editing lab over the last three weeks of April to complete their cinepoem. This is a chance for writers to consider words visually and for filmmakers to approach images poetically.

Workshop participants get complimentary admission to both festival screenings with a guest!

Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm

What does video poetry look like now and here? This screening is a gathering of submissions from Pacific Northwest artists and the collaborative outcomes of the video poetry workshop offered through NWFF.

— CALL FOR ENTRIES! — NWFF is soliciting video poetry from Northwest filmmakers for inclusion in the final screening of Cadence: A Video Poetry Festival on April 26. We are looking for works no longer than 10 minutes that fit within the following categories of video poetry:

* Adaptations/Ekphrasis: Videos created to bring new meaning and dimension to pre-existing poetry. Any poems used for this purpose must be in the public domain or else used with written consent of the author.
* Collaboration: Video poems created in collaboration between a videographer or video artist and poet.
* Video by Poets: Poets creating video from, or as, their writing.
* Poetry by Video Artists: Video artists using text visually or through audio intrinsic to the poetic meaning.

To submit a cinepoem or recommendation of one, please contact NWFF Community Programmer Rana San at [email protected] by April 6, 2018.
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