Final Lineup Announced For Third Annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival At New York's Tribeca Cinemas

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Last Updated: January 25, 2013 12:13 am GMT
(New York, New York--January 25, 2013) Videoart.net is pleased to announce the lineup for the third annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF), which will take place February 7-9, 2013 at the iconic Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. The three-day festival aims to introduce New York audiences to the most arresting, provocative and conceptually challenging works in time-based media today. Drawing from hundreds of submissions, the festival will feature a diverse array of short films by video artists and experimental filmmakers from around the world, including the USA, Italy, Sweden, Colombia, Iran and the UK. This year's festival has had the most rigorous selection process since its inception three years ago, and the lineup is a captivating roster of both established and emerging artists from around the globe.

For the first time, the festival has invited renowned artists that have played important roles in video art and experimental film in recent years to showcase their work in the festival. These works are screening alongside pieces selected as part of the festival's open call program. On Friday, February 8, the festival will host a panel discussion led by distinguished academics and industry professionals, as well as a gala reception at the Tribeca Cinemas' elegant Varick Room bar, with several artists and panelists in attendance. The festival will conclude with the New York premiere of Lauren Edward's feature documentary I SEND YOU THIS PLACE, which brings a unique perspective to the issues of spirituality and mental illness.

VAEFF aspires to become a public gateway into the ever-expanding and fluctuating worlds of experimental filmmaking and video art, and to expose a diverse audience to avant-garde video artists and experimental filmmakers. The festival is not only a platform for showcasing exceptional work, but also a forum for the public and artists to debate and exchange ideas. This year's eclectic selection of works, along with the surrounding discussions and panels, will help further VAEFF founder Dan Fine's desire to "democratize the relationship between artists, curators, institutions, and the public worldwide."

The festival opens on Thursday, February 7 at 7pm with a series of exciting works from emerging artists as well as a new film from Allison Schulnik. This program looks at visions of destruction, environmental decay, political limbo, alternate memories, chaos and other "realms of possibility". The following program at 9pm includes evocative works around issues of performance, gender, femininity and sexuality, as well as the premiere of a new piece by Kalup Linzy. Both Thursday screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with several of the artists. Friday's program begins at 7pm with a unique combination of short films from the two screenings on Thursday, followed by an in-depth panel discussion with artists, curators, and distinguished guests. At 9pm there will be a reception with food and open bar. On Saturday, February 9, the festival hosts the premiere of I SEND YOU THIS PLACE at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

All events are held at Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street. Tickets are ON SALE NOW from http://festival.videoart.net/tickets.php. A two-day pass for Thursday & Friday screenings and reception is $55. Tickets for each Thursday screening are $12. Friday tickets are $45 and include the screening, panel, and gala reception, with reception-only tickets available for $25. Tickets for Saturday are $15. A full schedule of screenings follows. For more information, including a full list of works visit festival.videoart.net.


Thursday, Feb 7, 2013, 7pm
Screening + Q&A

Mattias Haerenstam, CLOSED CIRCUIT
Maija Tammi, DWARFDOM
Siobhan Landry, AFTER WE AGREED THAT IT WAS BEAUTIFUL
Gerald Guthrie, THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY
Nobutaka Aozaki, THE LIFE IN UNDERGROUND
Joe Hambleton, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Allison Schulnik, MOUND
Marcantonio Lunardi, SUSPENSION
Matthew Pell, SPARKS
Ben Skea, TRACE
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, MY SUPER 8
Harry Van De Bospoort, CIRCLE IN A CIRCLE WITH CIRCLES…
Pat Clark, DECAY THEORY
+ Q&A with participating artists

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013, 9pm
Screening + Q&A

Bruno Levy, SOMA
Koorosh Asgari, SHAHRZAD
Zackary Drucker, LOST LAKE
Sam Spreckley, SURFACE II
Angel Rose, THE GREEN CARNATION
Norberto Briceno, TRAIN WRECK
Sasha Waters Freyer, YOU CAN SEE THE SUN IN LATE DECEMBER
Kalup Linzy, ROMANTIC LONER
Jordan Long, HANDLED PIECE
Rossina Bossio, THE HOLY BEAUTY PROJECT VOL. 3
Mariana Tschudi, SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE NATIONALIZING SNAKE
+ Q&A with participating artists

Friday, Feb 8, 2013, 7pm
Screening + Panel discussion + Reception

Diego Lama, TRANSFIGURACIÓN
Joe Hambleton, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Allison Schulnik, MOUND
Zackary Drucker, LOST LAKE
Mattias Haerenstam, CLOSED CIRCUIT
Rossina Bossio, THE HOLY BEAUTY PROJECT VOL. 3
Kalup Linzy, ROMANTIC LONER
Siobhan Landry, AFTER WE AGREED THAT IT WAS BEAUTIFUL
Jeff Desom, REAR WINDOW
Pat Clark, DECAY THEORY
Bruno Levy, SOMA
Angel Rose, THE GREEN CARNATION
+ Panel discussion with artists, curators & guests
+ Gala reception with food and open bar

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, 7pm
Screening + Q&A

Lauren Edward, I SEND YOU THIS PLACE
+ Q&A with filmmakers


About the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival:
Established in 2010 with the support of founding sponsors Vimeo and Tribeca Cinemas, the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival brings New York audiences a showcase of the most arresting, provocative and conceptually challenging videos from around the world. The festival provides a platform where video works and films by artists who are redefining the medium of cinema can be exhibited and discussed freely and enthusiastically.

Over the years, the festival has attracted many prestigious artists and scholars to its lively panel discussions, including Professor Ed Bowes (2010 Guggenheim Fellow), Professor Ross Rudesch Harley (Head of the School of Media Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney), and Blake Whitman (Director of Community and Product at Vimeo). Since its inception, the festival has received over one thousand submissions from artists all over the world, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Tribeca Film Blog and the Tribeca Cinemas newsletter.


About Videoart.net:
Based in New York City, Videoart.net is an international network where artists, filmmakers, curators and the public engage with time-based artwork. Founded in 2005 as a video-sharing website for artists and filmmakers by artist Dan Fine, Videoart.net quickly positioned itself to become the most popular video art and experimental film website in the world. Videoart.net attracts both art and film industry professionals by providing a global matrix with a dynamic online community. By carefully curating thousands of video artworks from hundreds of artists all over the world, Videoart.net prides itself in providing the most rousing, thought-provoking, and significant works in film and video currently being produced. Through the creation of the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, Videoart.net has been able to expand its reach beyond its online community to connect its virtual population with the public in a physical space.

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