Juteback poetry film festival
Poetry and filmmaking converge for this unique, one night only event. Featuring films from around the globe, the Juteback Poetry Film Festival highlights the creative migration of two art forms, video & poetry, also known as Videopoetry. JPFF is Colorado’s only poetry film festival and one of only two screening in the U.S. today. Join us on Friday, June 23rd at Wolverine Farm Publishing’s Letterpress and Publick House, 316 Willow St, @ 7:30 in Fort Collins CO. No advanced ticketing available, $10 at the door.
What was once known as Body Electric Poetry Film Fest is now the Juteback Poetry Film Festival. The Body Electric was Colorado's first poetry film festival, and as far as we know, Juteback is the second. TBE debuted at The Lyric Cinema Cafe to a sold out crowd on May 4th, 2013 in Fort Collins, CO. We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish as The Body Electric and extremely excited to move on as The Juteback Poetry Film Festival.
At the Juteback Poetry Film Festival, we are looking for innovative and technically sound filmmaking, coupled with a strong grasp of poetics. It is our hope to showcase a broad range of talented film-poets from around the world to best represent the budding art form of videopoetry. See TBE previous selections: Program 1 , Program 2
The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival celebrates the merging of two art forms - Bree Davies, Denver Westword, May 2 2013
The Third Form with Erica Goss June 2013 - Erica Goss, The Connotation Press
Juteback Poetry Film Festival 2017
The JPFF will take place on June 23rd, 2017, 7 pm at the Wolverine Farm Publishing's Letterpress & Publick House. Festival Director R.W. Perkins. Festival Programers R.W. Perkins & Matt Mullins.
R.W. Perkins is a filmmaker from Loveland, CO. Perkins’ work has been featured at film festivals all over the world including an 18 state tour with the New Belgium Brewery’s Clips Beer & Film Tour and the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Perkins' short subject film The Big Wait was selected as a top 20 finalist in Canon’s Project Imagination nationwide film competition. In May of 2016, Perkins premiered his first feature film, Crash & Burn Stories which he wrote, directed, and produced, to a sold out crowd in Fort Collins, CO. R.W. currently works in digital marketing in the Colorado area, creating many T.V. and web-based commercial spots.
Matt Mullins writes and makes videopoems, music, and digital/interactive literature. His work has been screened at numerous festivals in the United States and throughout the world including Visible Verse (Canada), Zebra (Germany), Videobardo (Brazil), Liberated Words (England), Rabbit Heart and Co-Kisser (USA). His fiction and poetry have appeared in online and print literary journals such as the Mid American Review, Pleiades, Hunger Mountain, Descant, and Hobart. His debut collection of short stories, Three Ways of the Saw, was published by Atticus Books in 2012 and was named a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. You can engage his interactive/digital literary interfaces at lit-digital.com.