2012 Poetry in Film Festival (PIFF)

The Poetry in Film Festival (PIFF) is back in 2012 and we are on the hunt for the feature poem to be interpreted into 4-7 minute short films.

Submit your poem and see it brought to life on the big screen!

PIFF is open to filmmakers from around Australia.

The best submissions will be screened in November 2012 in Palace Cinemas.

This year’s theme is ‘The Future Imagined’ and the poem can be up to 15 lines.

Deadline: June 30th 2012.

Send your poem to poems@poetryinfilmfestival.com.au.

Rules and regulations at www.poetryinfilmfestival.com.au

Last year, poet Belinda Hilton was overwhelmed by the quality and diverse interpretation of her poem Four Letters, Three Words. “My experience as the featured poet for PIFF 2011 was priceless,” said Belinda. “Not only did the festival give me national and international exposure as a writer/poet it also enabled me to form great network contacts within the creative industry. The diversity in interpretation of my work was exciting. Seeing how your writing can inspire others is a rare opportunity for most writers and truly validates your practise. I come from a cross discipline background and believe that working with creative practitioners outside of your field can reinvigorate your work and the Poetry in Film Festival is testament to that.”

2011 winning poem: Four Letters, Three Words By Belinda Hilton

Like a secret;
I desperately want to tell you.
Whisper it in your ear,
pass you a note,
write it on your arm as you sleep.
I want to send you messages.
Reveal it in a look, a glance, a kiss.
Do you suspect me?
Play it down, fold it up.
Would you leave if you knew?
Or would you hold me,
like a secret?


  • sandra22
    sandra22over 2 years ago

    Hi Deb…great share, thanks…Belinda’s poem is fabulous!

    Hope all is well up there lovely lady
    Sandra x

  • Hey Sandra, yep, Brisbane is treating me well!
    Here’s one I’ll submit entitled Alert & Alarmed xxx

    Also, can you please check if you’re a member of Live Love Dream – I often find myself thinking of you when I pick the writing features – you have so much content that would fit the essential theme.

    – msdebbie

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    Dear Deb thank you so much for sharing. Great poem here. I hope you are doing very well.

  • Thanks Anth, well indeed and hope likewise for you my lovely friend!
    Here’s one I’ll submit entitled Alert & Alarmed xxx

    – msdebbie

  • Initially NO
    Initially NOover 2 years ago

    Thanks Deb I’ll try and do something for it!

  • Yay! Here’s one I’ll submit entitled Alert & Alarmed x

    – msdebbie

  • Nancy Ames
    Nancy Amesover 2 years ago

    I have lots of material but 15 lines is way too short, so please think again.

  • Hi Nancy, I was just providing the information – did not make the requirement of 15 lines or less :)

    – msdebbie

  • Nancy Ames
    Nancy Amesover 2 years ago

    Thanks for replying, msdebbie, understood.

  • :)

    – msdebbie

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    wow, awesome. thanks so much for this info. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • No problems shar x

    – msdebbie