2019 was the first year that we have run a PoetryFilm competition - and we were delighted with the entries! Very many thanks to everyone who entered and responded so beautifully and powerfully to poems by our ignitionpress poets.
You can find the winning PoetryFilms below and we will be holding a screening in Oxford during October of all the films that were entered. Watch this space for more details. We will also be sharing the films with our poets who, we are sure, will be excited and overwhelmed!
The competition was conceived and organized by Theodora Vida, one of our Poetry Centre interns for this year, and judged by our team of interns and the Director of the Poetry Centre, Dr Niall Munro.
Because of the excellent standard and fascinating engagement with the poems, we sometimes found it difficult to choose between films; we were so impressed with the sympathy that filmmakers showed towards the subject matter of the poems and the deft and sensitive way in which they interpreted the words on the page. Thank you again for sending us such terrific work.