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Miniature Film Festival, 2019

My 34-second video poem “Mixed Signals” was shown yesterday evening at the 5th-annual Miniature Film Festival, in Vancouver!

The filmfest offered a program of 46 videos of 60 seconds or less on the theme of hope (broadly interpreted). “It was a fun time and the audience really enjoyed your films!” said MFF organizer Robert David Duncan.

So if you have half a minute, I invite you to take a look at my contribution to the event, “Mixed Signals” — a quick hit of poetry to amuse and (perhaps) intrigue you! To view the video, just click this link: https://vimeo.com/billwaters/videopoem03.  ;- )

Laurels: Official Selection

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Miniature Film Festival, 2018

My 28-second video tanka “First Crush” was chosen as an official selection at the 4th-annual Miniature Film Festival, in Vancouver!  :- D

The filmfest is presenting microshorts on the theme of love at a venue that seats . . . about 25 people. LOL! It’s a tiny festival with a whole lot of heart.  <3

This is the first film festival I’ve ever submitted a video to, and I’m delighted in a rather LARGE way to be a part of it.  ;- )

Laurels: Official Selection

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Video poem 10a

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Video Poem No. 10a”.

Video Poem No. 10a

Video Poem No. 10a.

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Video poem 5

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Video Poem No. 5”.

Video Poem No. 5

Video Poem No. 5.

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Video poem 4

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Video Poem No. 4”.

Video Poem No. 4

Video Poem No. 4.

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Through my eyelids

CLICK THIS LINK to play “through my eyelids”.

Video Poem No. 1a

Video Poem No. 1a (“through my eyelids”).


Published in Gnarled Oak (http://gnarledoak.org/issue-15/through-my-eyelids/), 4/6/18.

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Video poem 3

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Video Poem No. 3”.

Video Poem No. 3

Video Poem No. 3.

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Video poems 1a and 2

In a world that values bite-size arts and entertainment, “short” is very good. Add “media” to that and you have a reasonable formula for success in the ongoing struggle to gain a timeslice of a busy audience’s attention. It follows, then, that when I started seeing video poems scattered around the web, I knew it would be an art form I’d simply have to try.

The term video poem can mean different things to different people. To see what it means to me, please check out two of my first attempts to create a haiku moment at the shiny-bright intersection of “short” and “media”.  ;- )

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Video Poem No. 1a”.

Video Poem No. 1a

Video Poem No. 1a.

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Video Poem No. 2”.

Video Poem No. 2

Video Poem No. 2.

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