cover photo by Stephanie Arnett

Live on YouTube, 7:00pm Eastern April 21st

The MSU Filmetry Festival is an annual collaborative art-making endeavor that pairs filmmakers with poets to create exciting new pieces of work. Now entering its 3rd year, co-founders Cindy Hunter Morgan and Pete Johnston are thrilled to once again invite filmmakers to synthesize and adapt poetic work into film. Their hope is that through this collaboration, both artistic partners can witness not just an adaptation of a written piece into audiovisual media, but the transformation of the original piece into something wholly new.

2021 Filmetry Festival

This year, the poems will be selected from the newly published anthology Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic, edited by Eileen Cleary and Christine Jones. 20 filmmakers will be invited to partner with poets to create their new work. Click through to purchase the anthology.

Registration for Filmmakers is now closed.

Past Festivals

View the 2020 Filmetry Festival entries
View the 2019 Filmetry Festival entries