Visuals and text : Paul Nurk

Video poem competition of La Factorie is back with renewed momentum, and all sails set to discover the yet uncharted seas (and rivers) of film and poetry. 

 In our 3rd year, we welcome once again all to send their creation: directors, poets, young and old, grandmasters and those who are just on course to take their first steps, but all who the inspiring arrow of a muse has caught.

The only thing that matters is for the film to be centred around a poem, but the way to convey it rests in the hands of the authors: be it by voice, image, body, dance, a strip of film or the line of a pencil. 

To spark your imagination, the theme of this year is « Singing of the rivers », but it is not obligatory to make use of it.

The winner will receive the award Prix du Meilleur Vidéo-Poème and prize money of 500 euros. The award-giving ceremony and the screening of best films will take place on May 26, at the opening of the poetry festival POESIA.


Take a look at the films from previous years:

2021 • Sang d’encre (Blood of Ink)

by Margot Rondia – in French

2020 • Deux mois d’été et un chat perdu et un chat retrouvé 
(two months of summer and a cat lost and a cat found)

by Mécistée Rhea – in English

2019 • Patagonie (Patagonia)

by Clara Pauze, Céleste Vigouroux and Hadrien Yannou – in French

Competition schedule

The submission form for films closes

April 1, 2023

The authors of the films will be notified about the preselection results by, at the latest,

May 1, 2023

Screening of the selected films and award ceremony at the opening of the festival POESIA

May 26, 2023

For any questions – or just to share your thoughts on video poems – feel free to write to the following email address!