PoetryFilm celebrates films based on poems, poems turned into films, collaborations, text-based films, and other avant-garde text/image/sound material. 

PoetryFilm is a living research project initiated by Malgorzata Kitowski in 2002. The PoetryFilm project has resulted in over 50 events at cinemas, galleries, literary festivals and academic institutions featuring avant-garde films based on poems, art films, text-based films, live performances and talks. The project originated from an interest in the experiencing, creation and perception of emotion and meaning.

The PoetryFilm Archive contains hundreds of international films submitted to the project. To book a screening, please email Malgorzata at info-at-poetryfilm-dot-org.


*PoetryFilm Submissions Open*

Submissions are ongoing and material will be considered for a number of forthcoming events in 2014. Work welcome:

Films based on poems, poems based on films, live performance concepts, multimedia, art films, text films, poet-filmmaker collaborations and other experimental films/texts.

For a submission form, please email Malgorzata at info-at-poetryfilm-dot.org


Malgorzata Kitowski's Oulipo-influenced poetry collection Doppelgangers was published in 2005 by the Arts Council and Heaventree Press. Her film "Cut-Up Experiment VIII" has been shown at the Cannes Film Festival, Tate Britain and Curzon Renoir, and her latest film "Palindrome" was shown at the ICA in 2013. She is a regular Guest Lecturer on the topic of PoetryFilm. 

Malgorzata has been invited to judge the Southbank Centre's "Shot Through the Heart" Poetry Film Competition.