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.

Poetry Loops »

Loop showings of films featuring poetry by Geneviève Gosselin-G., Jonathan Lamy, Rachel McCrum, and Calum Rodger

Wed 1 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

The Scores »

Poetry lifted off the page

Wed 1 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Mapping the World in Poetry »

A poetic map of the world to celebrate our twentieth festival

Wed 1 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Reusement »

A performance through digital text generation by Jerome Fletcher

Wed 1 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

StAnza’s Listening Booth »

Listen to the voices of French poets

Thu 2 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Step Forward »

Mark Goodwin’s sound-enhanced poetry finds echoes in the garden

Thu 2 March | 11:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Garden

Quebec-UK Connexions: cinepoems »

Meet the artists behind this acclaimed poetry film project between Scotland and Quebec

Sat 4 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Meet the Artist »

A chance to hear from writer and filmmaker Timothy Neat

Sun 5 March | 14:30 - 15:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Hallaig »

The poetry and landscape of Sorley MacLean captured on film by Timothy Neat

Sun 5 March | 15:30 - 16:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium