film festival

Are Robots Man’s New Best Friend?

9 July 2012

Being a roboticist should pay well… given that most families will have a personal robot much like a toaster by two thousand ……, but in the meantime Heather Knight has decided that a Film Festival could be the best way to familiarize all of us with the upcoming robot supremacy…

The Second edition of this unorthodox celebration is about to take place next Saturday @ the 3LD Art and Technology Center and given that it barely costs $5… well… we thought you might want to know..

And opening the festival will be Sundance winner “Robot & Frank,” a story of a retired jewelry thief and his companion robot, starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon… and the best way to celebrate robotiveness. Although the festival is more about short films in general (from  that feature robots as main characters) this second edition will also include a good list of parallel events like live performances, art installations, robot demos… etc.

And of course… the Botsker awards will be back… nothing more valuable than a good printed robot award.

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BccN 2012

7 May 2012

From BccN to ccMAD to BccN again. The original and only Creative Commons Film Festival (now copied and reproduced all over the planet) is back for a new edition in the Catalonian capital this weekend.

The third edition of the Barcelonian festival (this year exported to quite a large number of cities including Buenos Aires, Rome, Helsinki or Santiago de Chile) takes the same principles & manifesto that made it famous back in 2010 and brings them to a new location: the well-known contemporary arts MACBA museum.

Vincent Moon is also back to the festival presenting his new musical documentary “Esperando el Tsunami” (waiting for the….) – a roadmovie starring the Colombian duet “Lulacruza” and visiting the Andean country musical heritage – which he believes to be his best work up to date and that will open the festival this Thursday.

But there will be more!  24 more movies, shorts and documentaries from all around the world showed at the MACBA Auditorium until Sunday evening, so… if around Barna, and nothing else to do… you better not miss it. The full program is this way, and more info on the BccN webpage.

And one more teaser for your pleasure…

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Hackney Film Festival

15 September 2011

The good thing about London is that there’s always something exciting going on. If it’s not a cinema competition on racing boats across the city canals is hidden super secret evenings with Eastern Europe’s best trapeze artists or high-quality electro squats. The bad thing is that most of these are 1 time only and hardly repeat themselves throughout the months or years.

And here comes the second edition of a great initiative:the Hackney Film Festival! Conceived as a platform for local filmmakers and audio-visual artists to have their work showcased to the community and a wider London audience.

As pretty much done in Hackney their FF wants to stay intimate & cozy not “pretending to  over popularize itself with the glitz and glamour of awards ceremonies and VIP parties”, focusing on the works & talent coming from the borough.

The venues and diverse range of select events make of the HFF one of the best ways to start the course showcasing the best psychedelic local animated shorts to the most futuristic live Sonic Cinema performances. A lot going on during those 4 days and with an also large choice of prices & venues that go from the simply free, the affordable 3 or 5£ to the 10£ for the Live cinema evening.

“We aim to give the community a festival of cinema and live audio-visual entertainment for a fair price. Making the festival as financially and culturally accessible as possible is at the heart of the festival. We see the festival as a tool for education and inspiration and should be available to all”.

(Julia Pott’s new short will be shown @ RIO Cinema on Sat 17th)

The whole program, events info, prices and venues can be found on their dedicated page. Make sure you don’t miss it ok?

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