Resfest Tour Set For a British Kick-Off
RESFEST, the digital film festival formerly known as LowRes, kicked
off its 1997 tour in London this weekend with work from the United States, Japan
and Australia, in conjunction with the Institute for Contemporary Art‘s
onedotzero show, which is showcasing European films.
“We are very excited to be kicking off the ResFest tour in London,” Festival
Director Jonathan Wells told indieWIRE, “London is such a hotbed of digital
production, its an entirely appropriate launch site for the tour.”
RESFEST features work created by desktop digital tools or high-end digital
systems; among the works to be presented at the London event are projects by
Spike Jonze, animator Ian Haig and Chicago-based H-Gun Labs.
Wells tells indieWIRE that they are currently pursuing “digitally created and
assisted films” for RESFEST’s domestic dates. Films screened at previous
festivals feature various types of production tools including 35mm, 16mm,
Super 8, Betacam, Hi8, MiniDV, Pixelvision, computer animation, and wide
range of non-linear editing and effects software.
The festivals’ US premiere with take place in Chicago in June, and continue
with events in Los Angeles (August 15-16th), San Francisco (September
25-27th), New York City (October), and Orlando (December 5-6th)
[For more information, visit the RESFEST website at http://www.resfest.com]