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Poetry Film is a short film or video that combines poetry, image, and sound. In 2008, CalArts will sponsor a Poetry Film Contest and Festival. Approximately ten winners will be chosen and given a cash award. Winning films will be celebrated at a screening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. For contest guidelines, please check back in the fall, or e-mail: info@calartsandletters.org to receive the guidelines electronically.


"Things are not all so comprehensible and expressible as one would mostly have us believe; most events are inexpressible, taking place in a realm which no word has ever entered, and more inexpressible than all else are works of art, mysterious existences, the life of which, while ours passes away, endures."

—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet