Film, poetry, festival and education project founded in 2010 by Alastair Cook.
Filmpoem is dedicated to the filming of words; a philanthropic and collaborative venture committed to attracting new audiences to new writing. The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed parameter to respond to, the power of a text sparking the imagination with visual connections and metaphor.
This site showcases our commissioned work, children's workshops and festival work.