Only one week left to vote in the VidLit contest! Check out these runners-up!

Back in July, three of us sat in a sweltering photography studio and sipped a mixer pack of Alexander Keith's for 4 hours while dozens of video poems were projected on the wall. We were all very gratfeul that the editorial board for LitLive had tasked us with choosing 10 finalists, and not one winner. I don't know how any panel could have done that, given the calibre and diversity of the field.

It was so difficult, in fact, that we decided to name a few runners up. Due to some technical difficulties, we're not able to embed them here. So here are their links, in no particular order:

"Superhero" by Laura Burke 

 "Paper Cut" by Zorras

"Arielle's Song" by Jane Gabriels

 

And meet our judging panel:

 Tamara Scherbak is a filmmaker and installation artist based in Montreal, Quebec. Her short films, Only Sky & Water, Recycle, Reuse, Remix, Dedashka and Raya, have screened in numerous festivals around the world and have notably won awards for Best Film and Best Director. She has a B.F.A in film production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has participated in film workshops at the EICTV in Cuba, at the Centre Imagine in Burkina Faso, at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab and at the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus. She has also been creating multi-media installation that incorporate dance and architecture which have been shown at festivals in Canada, Germany and Mexico. Avid poetry lover, she is currently working on a documentary about a poetry and music festival happening all on a train.


Catherine Kidd is author of the novel Missing the Ark, the poetry collection Bipolar bear, and the solo show Sea Peach, which toured over five years to such venues as Singapore's Esplanade on the Bay, Toronto Harbourfront's World Stage, and the Spier Arts Poetry Festival
in Cape Town, South Africa. Her writing has appeared in P.E.N.International magazine and The Journey Prize Anthology, while her voice may be heard in narrating documentaries, air safety messages, and video games.Her new solo show Hyena Subpoena features soundscape and video installation, and was launched last Fall in Montreal. 
Chris Masson is the editor of LitLive.ca.
Congratulations to our runners-up, and good luck to all our finalists!

 

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