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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 any font of your choice.

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

Both Suraja Menon Roychowdhury and Gauri Dixit have stepped down for personal reasons. 
talkingSTREAM wishes them the very best. 


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