The seminar, which will be held at Teatru Salesjan in Sliema on 18 February, introduces prospective directors and filmmakers to the poems by Maria Grech Ganado and Victor Fenech. It will run from 15:00 till 19:00 and includes an introduction to the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival and poetry films by Dr Adrian Grima, followed by a close reading of the poems by Dr Grima and Kit Azzopardi and a discussion. Screenings of poetry films will also be taking place at 19:00 and are open to general public. Participation is free of charge. To apply for the seminar, please fill out the online form by 17 February.
Applicants are to choose one of the proposed poems. The six poems, chosen by Immanuel Mifsud as literary consultant for the Poetry on Film project, will be presented to those attending the seminar. Following the submissions, there will be a process of selection.
The deadline for the final proposal will be 13 March. The two selected proposals, one focusing on each poem, will need to be translated into film by the end of July. Participants who have produced films for the Poetry in Film project in the past may also submit proposals. The choice of applicants is left to the discretion of the jury.