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talkingSTREAM - Create Your OWN FILM! Triveni YouTube Videos

Updated: May 4, 2022

hosts: Madhuri Maitra & Kala Ramesh

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Create Your Own Film! 15 of August the films are to be submitted to us.

A short film with haiku, tanka or even a mini-haibun?

This would be the next logical progression of this art form.

A short film, say 3 to 5 minutes long, would elevate the magic you have already woven into your haikai, and deepen the aesthetics of the delicate Japanese poetry we all love.

We invite you to submit a short film, no longer than 5 minutes, that you believe will breathe life into your haikai or tanka. This could be a film you have specifically created for your haiku or tanka - a film made independently or in collaboration with other artists.

The haikai must appear as text on the screen, in any language (along with English) and in any font of your choice.

Credits must include the producer, musician, cinematographer, and of course, the poet.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few basics for the film you make:


Craft each frame with care – the objects, the colours, the movements, the sounds – and select each with as much deliberation as you do every syllable of your ku.


As each successive shot builds into a scene, and then a sequence, make sure your story is being told. A shift in scene, for example, would correspond to the ‘kire’.

Check the link for more clarity on shot-scene-sequence. HERE


Do remember to credit all the collaborators.

Enjoy every moment of your process – awaiting your contributions eagerly!

Madhuri's tiny (and amateur) attempt, a 10-sec film, is attached HERE Madhuri Maitra joins talkingSTREAM as a host. Films are her passion and joy, and while she's not a filmmaker, she has been teaching Film Appreciation at Symbiosis for close to ten years.


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I still send a hAibun film poem?


Madhuri Maitra
Madhuri Maitra
18 de jun. de 2022

Hi All

This post is long overdue, and I am so sorry to have cooled the ardor of may of you who were in the process of creating a film for their haiku.

A thought struck me today.

What if your short film completes, rather than complements your ku?

Lets say you make a 30 sec film. In the first fifteen seconds, there are one or two or three frames, and your L1 and L2 fade in. In the next 15 seconds, only an image that you think would adequately represent L3, no text. Maybe , allow the reader to co-create?

Its just a thought!


Madhuri Maitra
Madhuri Maitra
19 de mai. de 2022

The constant breeze these days, in Pune, promises an early monsoon. Already the sun is bowing to the clouds and every Indian heart, attuned as it is to celebrating monsoon, has begun to lift and sing.

the afternoon sky on the cusp of two seasons


Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
09 de mai. de 2022

CLICK - The LINK Madhuri has shared a link here, about colour theory in cinema. The information would be interesting for many, and that's the only reason it's posted. Please read it!


Madhuri Maitra
Madhuri Maitra
09 de mai. de 2022

" Color possesses a language without words" - Billy Dugger.

A well thought out color palette will add layers to your haiku.

I'm sharing a link here, about color theory in cinema. The information would be interesting for many, and that's the only reason its posted.

We would like to add a disclaimer here that your submissions will not be assessed for cinematic superiority. The film you create must serve your haikai well , the overall effect must be beautiful - we would be looking only a that.

Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
09 de mai. de 2022
Respondendo a

Beautiful post, Madhuri.

Thanks a lot.

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