Video Art and Experimental Film Festival

June 5, 2010

These are some highlights from an event I shot the other week at the Tribeca Cinemas. The first annual Video Art and Experimental Film Festival. Because they said it better than I could, “The festival aspires to shed new light on the definition of the video art genre by showcasing the work of ground-breaking contemporary video artists and experimental filmmakers from all over the world”. It included two hours of screening, a panal discussion and an afterparty. The panal included Ross Harley, Professor and Head of the School of Media Arts, College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in Sydney; Ed Bowes, an SVA professor and winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship 2010; Blake Whitman, Director of Community and Product at Vimeo; and moderated by Bonnie Friel, a video and performance artist and instructor of Media Theory and Production at ( no other than my alma mater ) Temple University.

As someone who is creative in their profession, its so important to have portals in which you can share your work with others, especially others from all over the world. The panal touched on the importance of social networking sites and how they are specifically impacting the way that people communicate their art.

On their website there are videos that you can take a look at from the event including interviews with a few of the filmmakers. It was a wonderful event, and I was glad to be able to shoot it!

loveee this one

A shot of one of my favorite films, Manuela from Marco Castro

If you follow any of my personal sites ( tumblr, twitter, facebook) you know by now of my obsession with neon signs πŸ™‚


One Response to “Video Art and Experimental Film Festival”

  1. Dan Fine Says:

    Thank you Samantha, It looks Great!

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