From: Isabel Fondevila (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 22 2010 - 08:56:08 PDT
Here is some info about the ATA festival coming up in October. We hope that
at least locals can make it.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The 5th Annual Artists’ Television Access Film & Video
Festival celebrates original, independent and underground film & video with
screenings, installations and workshops, October 19th - 23rd.
Thursday, October 21, ATA will screen the first of two shorts programs.
Titled "Human Nature," the program explores the relationship between our
natural environment and consciousness. The screening includes films and
videos by Paul Clipson, Sam Barnett, Bill Brown, Patricia McInroy, Gina
Carducci & Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Vera Brunner-Sung, Karl Lind, John
Palmer, and Maite Abella. The shorts will be followed by the ceremonial
smashing of a piñata.
On Friday, October 22, the second festival shorts program,“Lo-Fi Future,"
explores futuristic landscapes and lo-fi culture. This program includes
films and videos by Kathleen Quillian, Whitney Horn & Lev Kalman, Sylvia
Schedelbauer, Jeff Guay, Zachary Epcar, Bryan Boyce, Jesse McLean, and Kerry
Laitala. Chromadepth 3D glasses and chromatic jello shots will be provided.
Two hands-on workshops will be offered this year. Local filmmakers Kerry
Laitala and Craig Baldwin will offer workshops on Tuesday, October 19 and
Saturday the 23rd, respectively. Kerry’s workshop, Lightstruck, on hand
processing 16mm film, will be held in SOMA, at the Rayko Photo Center, the
festival’s Lab sponsor. The workshop will give participants the opportunity
to create cinematic photograms by hand and see their creation as a festival
trailer on screening nights.
On Saturday, October 23, Craig Baldwin will share his expertise in the use
of archival 16mm film material through his “Flix Remix” show-and-tell
session. The workshop will include technical instruction and must-see
exemplary material. To sign up for these workshops go to
Local artists will be providing two installations, which will be presented
in ATA's gallery. Sam Manera will exhibit “THE BOX, aka, The Multiplicity of
Perception”, an interactive multimedia installation. And Shalo P will
present "Liquid Light," a piece that surveys the digital apocalypse and
embellishes it with rainbows.
Also, during the month of October, the ATA Window will project a selection
of experimental shorts, visually stunning pieces and innovative animations.
These projections, visible from dusk until midnight on Valencia, near 21st
Street, include work by Patrick Bergeron, Charles Fairbanks, Cecilie Bjørgås
Jordheim, Zachary Iannazzi, Nightmare City, Ben Popp & Kenny Reed, Nancy
Jean Tucker, and Maarit Suomi-Väänänen.
ATA is located at 992 Valencia near 21st Street. Doors open at 7:30pm every
night. Screenings start at 8:00pm. Tickets are $7-$10.
For complete information and interviews with the filmmakers visit
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