October 20th, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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6th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition Winner Announced

14th October 2018

Our congratulations to filmmaker Álvaro Martín from Valladolid, Spain, whose film set in Paris Accident de Personne is Ó Bhéal’s 6th poetry-film competition winner, as announced at the IndieCork Festival awards ceremony. Álvaro’s film won amid very tough competition from 31 other shortlisted entries representing 17 countries, the details of which you can view here. Our special thanks to all the poets and filmmakers who submitted this year. A record 193 films were submitted from 33 countries.

Accident de Personne (3:35)

Poem: Accident de Personne by Álvaro Martín

Synopsis – We create metaphors in order to mention facts we don’t want to talk about.

Director: Alvaro Martin (Spain)

Born in Valladolid, Spain, with a degree in Philosophy by the University of Salamanca, Álvaro Martín is interested in all kinds of art, especially in cinema and literature. In 2011 he created the movie production company Dream Zero Films (www.dreamzerofilms.com), he has directed several film shorts under that brand, like The Adorable Tenant (2013), Stockholm (2013), Disintegration (2014) or Cinema Roxy (2014).

“A thought-provoking, well-structured meditation on what it means to exist and to die by one’s own hand, to feel overwhelmingly alone in a word of endless connectivity. Serious issues are expertly raised in just 3.5 minutes, with deptively simple language.

Oonagh Kearney & Anamaría Crowe Serrano

Submissions will open for the 7th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition from May 2019 at this link.