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Poetry Into Film Contest | Deadline Extended to May 4th

Apr 2 2020

Poetry Into Film Contest

DEADLINE: May 4, 2020


Sponsored by the Stanford Creative Writing Program and Stanford Arts


$1,000 first place

$500 second place

$250 third place

$250 best film under a minute



Best Short Film Inspired by a Poem


Filmmaker must be a Stanford undergraduate enrolled for Spring 2020 term. Poem can be written by anyone (canonical or original) but entire poem must appear or be spoken in the film. Five minute limit. All formats encouraged: film, digital, stop motion, animation, cell phone, etc. One film per student. Previous winners are ineligible to win in same category two years in a row.


Films will appear online in the Poetry Into Film Festival at Stanford in Spring 2020.


Final Judge: William Brewer


Entries must be received by:

Monday, May 4th, 2020, 11:59pm (uploaded to Box)


For more information or to upload film, contact 

Kai Carlson-Wee (


Format: .mp4 or .mov | Codec: h.264 w AAC audio | Aspect Ratio: 16:9 preferred | Res: 1080p or 720p