DAILY NEWS: NYC & LA Offer Short Showcases with Dotcom Angle
>> REEL New York Hits Fifth Anniversary will Include Web-based Art Showcase
(indieWIRE/6.9.00) -- The acclaimed independent film and video showcase,
REEL NEW YORK, returns for its fifth season tonight on WNET (New York's public television station). This year, the event will also include an
online showcase that will feature web-based art.
Among the 12 online projects featured are, "Disseminet" which includes
personal memories from site visitors, and "Empire 24/7" which offers a
webcam view of the Empire State Building as a tribute to Andy Warhol's famed film on the same subject.
The eight-week television program will kick off with screenings of Lisa
Collins' "Tree Shade," and Danny Leiner's "Time Expired." Later in the series, the program will showcase Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, while the series will also offer the first full screening of Robert Frank's "Pull My Daisy," featuring narration by Jack Kerouac with appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Peter Orlovsky.
The series' site (www.thirteen.org/reelnewyork) offers clips, artist
interviews, a festival calendar and a filmmaking resource guide. [Eugene
[REEL NEW YORK airs on consecutive Fridays at 10 p.m. through July 28
(episodes are repeated on Sundays at midnight).]
>> International Directors Series Adds Shorts, Partners with reelshort.com
(indieWIRE/6.9.00) -- The American Cinematheque will present the second annual Universal Studios Hitchcock International Director Series later this month, featuring the first reelshort.com New Directors Short Film Showcase. The event will offer a week of screenings at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
For this years event, the series will honor the work of Ann Hui (Hong Kong), Otar Iosseliani (Georgia), Miguel Litt