FilmGate Interactive Unveils Schedule for 2nd Interactive Film Festival and Technology Conference Featuring Master Class with Philip Bloom

FilmGate Interactive Unveils Schedule for 2nd Interactive Film Festival and Technology Conference Featuring Master Class with Philip Bloom

Now in its second year, FilmGate Interactive, the interactive film festival and technology conference produced by Indie Film Club Miami, has scheduled a series of events which will showcase the latest ideas and innovations of transmedia storytelling. The event will take place from February 1-5, 2014 in various South Florida venues.

Offering a mix of interactive events, with film and technology at the core, the 2014 lineup will feature:

CNTL/ALT/DANCE Transmedia Dance Performances curated by Pioneer Winter

This interactive dance program includes Drive-In Voyeur and Romantic
Endings. Choreographed by Pioneer Winter and produced by Indie Film
Club MIami. Drive-In Voyeur is an interactive performance that reflects
on the time of late 1950s and early 1960s popularity of the drive-in
movie using movement, contemporary dance and video projection. Romantic
Endings pairs favorite romantic death scenes with contemporary dance
performances and a curated food experience created by a surprise Miami
Chef. The experience and professional “hand holders” are supplied. In TRPL QUINCE, quince
being the traditional Hispanic coming-of-age/coming-out party for
15-year-old girls, the flamboyantly outrageous Cuban-American
performer-choreographer-producer Octavio Campos is throwing himself
not one but three quinces in a single performance. However, TRPL
Quince, which will have its third showing at FilmGate
2014, looks nothing like the usual elaborately costumed party. Instead,
Campos addresses a roiling mass of issues: his Cuban family’s refusal
to accept his homosexuality and his desire to be an artist; the
sometimes-troubled history of the men in his family; his reasons for
making art; the looming challenges of middle age and mortality.

PBS POV Digital Story Hackathon Story Hack

PBS POV Digital, television’s longest-running showcase of independent nonfiction film,
will host a Story Hack Workshop. The workshop precedes a two-day
weekend Story Hack, where seven creative groups compete for the chance
to get funded.
TAKE 5 Short Film Contest FREE Outdoor Screening and Bike-In

The 15 top finalist of TAKE 5, a short film
contest that encouraged South Florida residents to rant and rave about
Miami, will showcase final entries for a chance to win a $1,000 cash
prize and an Indie Film Club Miami membership.

First Annual FILM WALK™

The first annual FILM WALK™ is a community
building initiative that takes place throughout various locations. Interactive exhibits,
performances and screenings by South Florida’s film festivals and community organizations come together for this celebration of visual storytelling.

A Vincent Moon Retrospective

OKO, Carnets de Russie/The Other Russia is a series of short
films shot in Russia in 2012, focusing on the music of the ethnic
minorities of this huge land. Far from the clichés we tend to have about
the country, the films uncover rare music from the Caucasus republics
of Ossetia, Chechnya, Dagestan, as well as from the Buddhist land of
Kalmykia and the northern republic of Karelia.  Vincent Moon will appear
live through SKYPE for the Q&A at the end of the screening.  His
first visit to Miami in June 2014, will complete the retrospective and
will culminate with a master class.

Hierarchy of the Lost Children

secretive HIERARCHY OF THE LOST CHILDREN cult will open itself to Miami
audiences, with an immersive event that challenges your beliefs through
all of your senses. Take part in demonstrations of the cult’s
recruitment techniques. Dig deeper into the cult’s secrets through
interactive side missions. Witness a rare initiation ritual. Watch the
feature film that reacts to the audience in real time and changes with
each screening. Resist if you can, but one of you will join us. Created
by Mark Harris, a
writer, software architect and filmmaker focused on immersive and
interactive storytelling, who is currently a partner in the immersive
entertainment studio Murmur.

The Interactive New Technology Playground

Curated by Midtown, Video, the Interactive Tech Playground is a new and
original way to exhibit new technology, created for the content
producers of tomorrow. It is a truly immersive experience for the
attendees, including a live set, with actors and art objects.  Includes
exhibitors such as Sony, Arri/Alexa, Schneider Optics, Canon, Kessler
Cranes, Manfrotto, etc.
The Skype Show or See You in August

In November of 2010, Jody Christopherson and Michael de Roos formed the
indie-folk-beatbox-rock band Greencard Wedding in Crown Height Brooklyn.
In December of 2012, Michael’s visa ran out. He moved back to Holland
and Jody and Michael discovered they couldn’t harmonize via Skype. But
they could write a play. And music. . . and maybe get an artist visa.
This transmedia musical is an exploration of the ways technology can
enable us to transcend boundaries, uniting artists with each other and
their audience.
3-Day Master Class with Digital Image Creator Philip Bloom: Making the Eco Doc

Philip Bloom, British filmmaker and one of the world’s best digital
image creators, leads a three-day master class, Make the Eco Doc.
Limited to 24 pre-selected participants, the group will be shooting and
editing their own narrative eco documentary short. Presented in
partnership with the Love the Everglades activist
group, the hosted excursion will include a shuttle bus and an airboat
ride into the world heritage site and home of 36 different threatened
species, The Everglades, a wildlife haven and a home of the Miccosukee

The Journal of Insomnia, an Interactive Experience presented by the National Film Board of Canada

The Net never sleeps. It is always daytime somewhere—and nighttime
somewhere else. The Internet is insomnia. A Journal of Insomnia invites
insomniacs to collaborate in a web-based reflection on what keeps them
up at night. This interactive documentary offers an utterly original
encounter with a disorder that affects one in three people in the
developed world. In September 2012, insomniacs around the world began
sharing their stories on
Thousands have contributed webcam testimonies, written accounts and
original artwork—material that forms the heart of A Journal of Insomnia.
The National Film Board of Canada will summon
us to an appointment with sleeplessness that provides arresting new
perspectives on contemporary existence and the anxiety that so often
underscores our days—and our nights.

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Charlie the Kraken

hi I am Charlie the Kraken. I am stoked and counting the days till I get to share what and who my tentacles have captured to showcase at this years FilmGate Miami . Prepare for lots of Interactivity. Having visited Florida many times, one can't help being a fan of the theme park experiences and because of that I invite you to join me and embark on the quest to unite story with new technology and infusing it with the "no holds bar" of the indie film spirit. I encourage you to not only view but to also create at FilmGate Interactive. You will see when you get there. Hope to see you in Miami.


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