TED-Ed - There's a Poem for That
In 2018, TED-Ed launched an animated poetry series called There's a Poem for That. In the first season, they worked with award-winning animation filmmakers to animate 12 spoken word and classical poems.

"As we return to Animafest this year, excited to be surrounded by this vibrant community of talented designers, animators, and filmmakers, we would like to open up the series and commission two poems from Animafest attendees." - Gerta Xhelo, producer.

We invite all of you to participate in this competition. To be considered, please submit 2-3 design frames and a short director's treatment/ proposal (no longer than 100 words).

You may submit a treatment for one of the two following poems:


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

The Chariot

Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality
We slowly drove, he knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too
For his civility

We passed the school where children played
Their lessons scarcely done
We passed the fields of gazing grain
We passed the setting sun

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground
The roof was scarcely visible
The cornice but a mound

Since then 't is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity

More about TED-Ed:
TED-Ed Animations are short, award-winning animated videos about ideas that spark the curiosity of learners everywhere. Every TED-Ed Animation represents a creative collaboration between experts. Such experts may include TED Speakers and TED Fellows, as well as educators, designers, animators, screenwriters, directors, science writers, historians, journalists and editors. These original animated videos, paired with questions and resources, make up TED-Ed Lessons.

All additional materials regarding your proposal and all further inquiries can be sent to: entries@animafest.hr

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