Cadence: Video Poetry Festival
Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in April 2020.
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and artist Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, during National Poetry Month. Featuring screenings, an artist residency, generative workshops for youth and adults, and juried awards, Cadence fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry.
Cadence approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image.
Video poetry alights on screen April 15-17, 2020!
We are now reviewing works no longer than 5 minutes that fit within the following categories of video poetry for inclusion in Cadence Video Poetry Festival. Works that exceed 5 minutes may be submitted in the Wild Card category.
- 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 video artist and writer.
- 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.
- Wild Card: Video work that’s poetically informed or poetry that’s visually informed that doesn’t neatly fit into one of the other categories and/or exceeds 5 minutes.
Submissions are due by March 1st, 2020! The festival will take place April 16 & 17, 2020. Please direct questions regarding 2020 submissions to NWFF Artistic Director Rana San at email@example.com. Cadence Video Poetry Festival accepts entries via FilmFreeway.
Northwest Film Forum will select an artist or artist team of two to develop a new video poem for inclusion in Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, April 15–17, 2020. The selected artist(s) will have access to NWFF’s film equipment and edit lab, as well as an opportunity to participate in a scheduled workshop to develop or supplement their filmmaking and/or editing skills. The Artist-in-Residence will be asked to participate in a post-screening conversation with festival co-directors and other participating artists.
Artists or artist teams of two residing in Seattle, 18 years of age or older.
11:59pm PST, March 1, 2020.
Application requirements: bit.ly/cadenceresidency
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke is a writer exploring the liminal spaces of the literary arts. She is the author of the chapbooks Adventures in Property Management (Sibling Rivalry, 2017) and Thunder Lizard (H_NGM_N, 2016). Her interest in how words are experienced has led to solo work and collaborations with artists across media to create gallery installations, classical music performances, broadsides, karaoke, and video poetry. She is co-founder and director of Till, a literary organization that offers an annual writing residency at Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA and a museum communications professional.
Past editions of Cadence: