NEW POETIC CINEMA
Film Haikus, Film Pantoums, Film Sonnets, Film Villanelles, Film Rengas
Featuring 37 filmmakers from Jihlava Academy and SeaShorts Film Society (2020-2021)
"what is this film poetry bootcamp? / how to make three short films in three days? / silence the critic within. / just shoot it. / shoot whatever. / make meaning before, during, after, or never. / doesn’t matter. / what matters is you have a film. / ugly, masterpiece, bad, spectacular, wrong, right. / throw labels out. / what you film is what you got. / transform poetic forms. / artistic witchcraft. / no boundaries allowed. / go further back. / shamanistic poetry. / embrace all poems. / eastern, western, do the whole globe. / let nothing stop you. / not even death. / baby steps. / the poetic form as a baby walker. / the rules as training wheels. / follow and be free. / do what you want after. / what is poetry? / what is cinema? / what is poetic? / what is cinematic? / destroy all definitions and create new ones. / no age requirement. / everyone can pass. / as long as they’re willing to jump off the cliff and fly. / no excuses. / shoot or be shot."
- Khavn De La Cruz -