»

| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

Toronto Media Company Launches Festival for Films Based on Books

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.05.08

BookShorts, a media and production company based in Toronto, recently launched the Moving Stories Film Festival to celebrate the blending of moving images and the printed word. Amateur and professional filmmakers may submit recent films or videos based on any form of literature, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

"The idea is to bring literature and film together," BookShorts founder Judith Keenan told the Book Standard. "The whole point of the festival is to raise the profile of filmmakers, muscians, and authors." BookShorts was founded in 2004 with the mission of creating "self-contained shorts" that entertain as well as prompt the viewer "to delve further into the world the author has created by reading the book," according the Web site.

Filmmakers interested in the Moving Stories Film Festival may submit work based on or directly inspired by poetry, fiction, or nonfiction that is in print and available for purchase by the general public. Priority is given to films under ten minutes that were created after September 1, 2007, and inspired by work published during the current year. There is an entry fee of ten dollars prior to the February 15 deadline, fifteen dollars prior to March 15, and twenty dollars prior to April 15. For complete guidelines, visit the Moving Stories Web site.

Reader Comments

City Guide

by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

Upcoming Events
Fiction
Panel
Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center
October 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
Poetry
Reading
Antigone Books
October 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Workshop/Talk/Performance
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center
November 1, 2014 (All day)
Poetry
Workshop
Hilton Garden Inn
November 1, 2014 - 9:30am
Fiction
Workshop
Writespace Houston
November 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Conferences & Residencies
Conference
Salt Cay, Bahamas
Residency
West Cork, Ireland
Residency
Riga, Latvia
Writing Contests
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
American Library Association
Magazine Articles

by Staff

November/December 2014

Artist and architect Matteo Pericoli pairs drawings of views from the desks of writers around the world with essays by those writers about where they write, what they see, and how their view informs their work

by Mira Ptacin

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.

 

Directory of Writers
Poet
White River Junction, VT
Fiction Writer
Sharon, MA

Subscribe to P&W Magazine | Donate Now | Advertise | Sign up for E-Newsletter | Help | About Us | Contact Us | View Mobile Site

© Copyright Poets & Writers 2014. All Rights Reserved