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Colm Scully

Poetry Film Curator

Formerly a chemical engineer, Colm now spends his time writing and interpreting poetry through film.

Poetry Film

Colm has made over thirty Poetry Films including collaboration with  Conor McManus, Mags Creedon, Sue Blue and  Anton Floyd. His films have been shown/shortlisted at festivals all over the world including Fastnet Film Festival, IndyCork Film Festival, Slippery Elm Poetry Film Prize, Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival, Ó Bhėal Poetry Film Competition, 10th International Video Poetry Festival and many more. He won 1st Prize at Spark Micromania Film Competition and Rabbits Heart Poetry Film Competition.


His collection ‘What News, Centurions?’ is published by New Binary Press. He won the Cúirt New Writing Prize in 2014 and was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions in the same year. He has been commended in The Gregory O’Donoghue Prize. Colm’s poems have been published in Cyphers, Crannóg, Abridged, Skylight 47, Burning Bush and many others. He has been an adjudicator at several poetry film competitions in Ireland and abroad, including organising the Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend Poetry Film Competition 2022.  Colm’s short stories have been published in From the Well, Cork County Libraries and The Honest Ulsterman and has given workshops on poetry film for DeBarras Spoken Word, Clonakilty. He is a board member of Ó Bhéal Poetry Events Cork.


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