Poetry filmmakers wanted!

Hairy pig cr Judy DarleyI’m a fan of creative mediums drawing inspiration from one another, so am pleased to share news of an opportunity inviting you to create a 90-second film based on a poem.

The inaugural Pighog Poetry Film Competition is open to all talented amateur and professional filmmakers.

First prize is £500.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is select a poem from a Pighog poetry pamphlet or full collection and create a video around the poem. Creative response to the literary gems is encouraged – so let your imagination run riot!

The winner and shortlisted entrants of this international competition will be featured and celebrated as part of the growing Pighog poetry and film community.

How to enter this competition

You must pick a poem from a Pighog poetry publication and create a 90-second film based around it. This could mean anything from an animation to a live action film. The winner of the main competition, as decided by the judges, will win the £500 prize as well as a feature on the Pighog website alongside their winning film.

The second part of the competition is the ‘Pighog People’s Choice Competition’ in which the judges will pick five outstanding films to be voted on by the public. The top voted film will receive a £100 prize and will be featured on the website alongside the overall competition winner.

The deadline for entries is 31 October 2013.

Once your entry has been filmed and rendered into an acceptable format (as shown in the competition’s terms and conditions), you will need to send it via Submittable. This enters you for both the main prize and the People’s Choice Competition. Along with your online submission you will need to send your entry fee. There are two categories for submission fees:

1. If you have purchased a Pighog poetry publication online since January 1st 2012, you will only have to pay a single £5 entry fee for a chance to win.

2. If you have not purchased a Pighog poetry publication online since January 1st 2012, you will need to pay a £10 entry fee to submit your film for your chance to win the full prize.

Find full details here: www.pighog.co.uk/prize/index.html