"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, September 27, 2010


EB Projected: 100 Films about Elizabeth Bishop

Deadline: February 1, 2011

This is a call for short films or single-channel videos with a duration of between one and ten minutes about the poet Elizabeth Bishop's life, letters, landscape, thoughts, poetry, and dreams. She was a American Pulitzer prize winning poet who had deep family roots in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The film festival, sponsored by the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia and the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Festival Committee, is part of the 2011 centenary celebrations of her birth, and will take place in August, 2011 in Great Village, Nova Scotia. We are currently planning a screening in Halifax, NS as well.

If you are interested in more information about Bishop, please have a look at the blog spot:


Eligibility: This call for entries is open to all professional artists. There is no submission fee. The EBSNS is presently applying for funding to pay screening fees and will keep all participants updated. In addition, there will be a "People's Choice" vote taken at each screening and the filmmaker whose film receives the most votes will receive a week retreat at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village (travel and food not included).

For submissions please send:

  • A DVD or mini-dv tape (NTSC) labeled with the film title, the artist's name and the film's duration.
  • A brief synopsis of the film (50 words)
  • A brief bio about yourself (50 words)
  • Artist contact information, including email address and telephone number
  • A list of the Director, Producer, and participants
  • A list of where the film has been screened before and if it has won any awards, if applicable.

Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if you would like your submission returned, otherwise it will become part of the EBSNS archives.

For overseas submissions, please write "For Cultural use only. No commercial value" on your mailing envelope.

We cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged applications.

The postmarked deadline to receive submissions is February 1, 2011 and selected artists will be contacted via email by April, 2011.

For further enquiries please email lrdornan@nb.sympatico.ca

Submissions may be mailed to:
EB Projected
c/o LR Dornan
83 York St.,
Sackville, NB
E4L 4R6

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