Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition Shortlisting


I was delighted to get news of the shortlisting of my Poetry Film “Red Line Haiku” in the  4th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition. I have to acknowledge the fine work of Bao Zhu who made the film with me and used her expertise as a film maker to marry her vision to my words. The film has been chosen to be included in a shortlist of 28 from 163 films entered from 28 countries. It will be shown on the afternoon of 16th October as part of the IndieCork Film Festival along with the other shortlisted films at the Blacknight Festival Centre, Kino Cinema:

Competition Screening A Sun 16th Oct / 12:00pm / 50 mins

Sun Hours / Dotan Gur / Israel

Once in Whitley Bay / Diana Taylor / UK

Dictionary Illustrations / Marie Craven / Australia

One Dream Opening Into Many / Marie Craven / Australia

Red Line Haiku / Bao Zhu / China,Ireland

SMART USER / Kuesti Fraun / Germany

Two Story Train / Martha McCollough / USA

Song of Calling / Jason Lam / Australia

DADA! / Stephen Chang and John Weselcouch / USA

Peter and the Wolf (Aladdin Sane?) / Patrick O’ Shea / Ireland

The Nat King Cole Post Office / Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran / USA

Repères (Landmarks) / Karoline Georges / Canada

Love Mykolaiv if you dare / Angie Bogachenko / Ukraine

Adondar a lingua (Kneading language) / Celia Parra / Spain

Competition Screening B Sun 16th Oct / 2:00pm / 50 mins

What The Waves Brought In / Paul Broderick / USA

Joining the Lotus Eaters / Marie Craven / Australia

Eclipse / Eugenia Lindblat / Italy

SADDLE / Corbin Louis and Devin Ensz / USA

Thames Way / Diarmuid Fitzgerald and Ciarán Ó Floinn / Ireland

Known Unto God / Suzie Hanna / U.K.

Baisan and Buben – F5 / Anatoly Kuris / Belarus

Helvetinjumalankone (Hell’sgodmachine) / Sanna Larmola / Estonia, Finland

The Eternal Footman / Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran / USA

The Bloom / Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran / USA

Chamada Geral (Calling All) / Manuel Vilarinho / Portugal

A Demonstration / Pádraig Burke (Ireland)

Wat Zegt De Zee? (What Does The Sea Say?) / Jan Peeters & Paul Bogaert / Belgium

We are the ones who were born / Urs Mader / Germany


The awards will be made later that night at The Gate Cinema, Cork. Wish us luck!



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