Films & Audio

From StAnza 2012 short film: Daniel Warren

Initiated in 2007, the festival’s film programme is dedicated to showing both filmed poetry – either recordings of past readings or dramatisations of poetry – as well as the cutting edge medium of poetry film. A poetry film or videopoem strives for a symbiotic relationship of images, words, and sound and/or music. It can integrate all the arts – drama, dance, music, graphics and documentary elements. Some of the best poetry films and videopoems use stills, animation, documentary clips as well as abstract computer-generated graphics and narrative.

Return to Brownsbank »

James Robertson reflects on MacDiarmid, in a film by Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim with music by Steven Gellatly

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

StAnza’s Listening Booth: North Uist Sea Poems »

Poems and music by Pauline Prior-Pitt and Catherine Eunson

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

StAnza’s Listening Booth: Idioma Da Tinta »

Poetry by Yolanda Castaño set to music by Isaac Garabatos

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Poetry Loops »

Loop showings of filmpoems

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Bright Coast »

An interdisciplinary collaboration by Martin Malone, Bryan Angus and Pete Stollery for the Year of Scotland's Coasts & Waters, 2020

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 20:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Trawl »

An installation mixing raw footage of scientific marine field recordings, prepared sound and text-extracts in a relationship which is 'neither complementary nor indifferent'

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 20:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

StAnza’s Listening Booth: Änimling »

A performance of sound poetry by Finnish poet Stina Saari

Thu 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Meet the Artist »

Meet the filmmakers, poet and musician behind Return to Brownsbank

Sun 8 March | 14:15 - 15:00 | free / ticketed | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room