2021 Filmetry Festival
The 2021 Filmetry Festival was broadcast live on YouTube on April 21st. Over 80 viewers watched live, and the archived program has been viewed over 400 times. Based on poetry from the anthology Voices Amidst the Virus, the program included work from 33 filmmakers and poets. For the first time for the festival, 2 pieces created by student poets and filmmakers in English and Film classes were also chosen to be included. The work was deeply moving and cathartic through this impossibly difficult year.
Student Film Selections
Student poets in ENG 229: Intro to Poetry Writing were challenged to write a piece related to the COVID19 pandemic by their professor and cofounder of the festival, Cindy Hunter Morgan. Those poems were then given to filmmakers from Pete Johnston’s FLM260: Intro to Digital Media class, where they could choose one to produce as a film. Two of our favorite films were chosen to be included in the 2021 festival.