M+A “MY SUPER8” @ Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, NY
07-08 February 2013 @ Tribeca Cinemas in New York City
Video Art & Experimental Film Festival
In 2010, Videoart.net hosted its first Video Art & Experimental Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas. That year, 17 international films and videos were screened and concluded with a panel of distinguished professionals, including artist Ed Bowes, Professor Ross Rudesch Harley, and Blake Whitman (Director of Community and Product at Vimeo) before a closing gala reception in Tribeca Cinemas’ Varick Room. The outstanding support and enthusiasm received that year fueled an even larger and exciting 2011 festival, with more than double the number of submissions 2010 received. 2011’s closing panel featured video and performance artist Kalup Linzy, bricoleur Brian House (The Research and Development lab at the NY Times), and Professor Shelly Silver (Columbia University) discussing the current state of video art and its future in the Digital Age. Nearly half of the 25 artists selected for the 2011 festival attended, representing countries from around the world, such as the US, Iran, Canada, Italy, France, UK, Israel, and China.
Videoart.net founder, Dan Fine said, “We’re enormously proud to present the work of these international artists and filmmakers to the New York City audiences, whose sophistication and appetite for film is unsurpassed.” Filmmaker and professor Steven Hoskins, whose video 15 YEARS was presented in the 2010 Festival, confirms the importance of being selected by Videoart.net: “In the two and a half years that I’ve had videos posted there, [I’ve been in] 14, 15, clearly over a dozen festivals. Almost all of them are because my videos are on Videoart.net. I would not have gotten that exposure without it—no way.”