Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition


Years running: 10 (since 2013)

Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

International poetry-film festival.


Since 2013, Ó Bhéal has been affiliated with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Cinema & Music, to bring you the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-film Competition, screening the shortlist of thirty films and awarding one winner the Ó Bhéal/IndieCork prize for best poetry-film. Shortlisted poetry-films since 2012 are also shown every week at Ó Bhéal, before the event begins. Poetry-film programmes curated by Ó Bhéal have also appeared at Cyclops Poetry-Film Festival in Kiev and at the Clare Island Film Festival.


  •  Best Poetry-Film — the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize. 


  • Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety.
  • Films completed no earlier than August 2018. 
  • Films may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. 
  • You may submit as many entries as you like.
  • Non-English language films will require English subtitles. 

Submission should be made via email.

Include the following info in an attached word document:

  • Name and duration of Film
  • Name of director
  • Country of origin
  • Contact details
  • Name of Poet
  • Name of Poem
  • Synopsis
  • Filmmaker biography
  • and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.

If you are sending a vimeo or youtube link, etc, please ensure that the download button is enabled.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Founder and director: Paul Casey.




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 01, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    August 31, 2020
  • Event Dates
    27 — 29 November 2020
Categories & Fees

Films may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. 

  • Regular Deadline — free
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