We are absolutely thrilled to announce our collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the Festival of Creative Learning.
During the Call for Submissions for Magma 71, we will choose a number of poems to be handed over to the University of Edinburgh filmmakers to create film-poems, using the written poem as a starting point. The film-poems will be featured on the Magma Poetry website as well as on the Festival of Creative Learning website.
The complete films will be showcased during a Festival of Creative Learning event in 2018, and at the magazine launch in London. The poets will be invited to read at the events.
If you would like your poems to be considered for this project, you will need to submit your poems no later than November 1st 2017. (Note that the closing date for the general Magma 71 Call for Submissions is January 31st 2018).
Please note: you may submit poems on any theme for this project.
Cheryl Moskowitz and Stav Poleg, Editors, Magma 71
By taking part in the University of Edinburgh and Magma 71 Filmpoem Project the selected filmmakers are agreeing to have a version of their film published under an open license (Creative Commons CC-BY or CC-BY-SA), in line with the University’s Open Educational Policy, which encourages staff and students to use, create, and publish work in such a way that it can be reused and remixed by others freely and legally. Your original poem is not affected by the license applied to the film, but any spoken word recorded for inclusion in the film will be subjected to that license. Further guidance on CC licensing in support of creative practice(s) will be provided for the selected poet-filmmaker collaborating teams. Further information: open.ed.ac.uk/about