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Video Art and Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF) 2017

Presented at Tribeca Film Center and DCTV

NEW YORK, NY, November 9th-11th – The Seventh Annual Video Art and Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF) introduces New York City to the most conceptually and aesthetically arresting, daring and provocative video art and experimental film from around the world.

The festival continues with the ever-popular “Beauty, Sex & Shame” program, and is debuting the brand new “On the Margins” program as well as “Fashion Film – The New Wave,” guest curated by Niccolo Montanari, one of today’s most prominent fashion film curators.

In addition to the official selection, VAEFF invites a number of artists who continue to amaze the art, film, and media worlds with their exceptional portfolio of work. The resulting lineup is a captivating roster of both established and emerging artists from around the globe.

Over the years, VAEFF has attracted many prestigious artists and scholars to its lively panel discussions, including Alanna Heiss (founder of MoMA PS1), David Ross (former director of the Whitney and SFMOMA), Jason Sondhi (co-founder of Short of the Week and former lead curator of Vimeo Staff Picks), and Ziggy Levin (executive producer for Art + Commerce and faculty member at SVA).

VAEFF 2017 will kick off on Thursday, November 9th at DCTV and will include screenings and VAEFF’s opening reception.

The festival will continue on Friday, November, 10th at Tribeca Film Center with more screenings, each followed by Q&A sessions moderated by Mark Alpert.

On Saturday November 11th, VAEFF will present a special screening of selected works at DCTV followed by a Q&A with artists and filmmakers, moderated by Mark Alpert. The closing gala will conclude the festival.  

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Tickets can be found here: http://videoart.net/tickets-vaeff-2017/

Program Highlights:

“Fashion Film – The New Wave” gives an overview of outstanding fashion films from the last five years, guest curated by Niccolo Montanari, one of today’s most prominent fashion film curators. Filmmakers include Daveion Thompson, Monica Menez, Matthew Frost, Georgia Tribuiani, Justin Anderson, and more.

Another highlight of VAEFF is the new program, “On The Margins,” which will screen an eclectic collection of works, all with the common thread of existing on the margins of society, space, and the human spirit. This series will include work by Maria Burns, Luca Finotti, Soda_Jerk, John Merizalde, Adi Halfin, Markus Hofko, and more. The program will be screened in two parts, Thursday at DCTV and Friday at Tribeca Film Center.

VAEFF 2017 will continue its popular program, “Beauty, Sex and Shame,” which examines the interplay of beauty, sexual representation, and shame as expressed through art, fashion, and music videos. The works span from sexually provocative rebellion in the new digital age to intimate personal encounters with political, patriarchal, and religious dogmas. This series will include work by Nadia Lee Cohen, John Sanborn, James Lees, Alisa Yang, Alan Masferrer, Sarah Kershaw, and others. The program will be screened in two parts, Thursday at DCTV and Friday at Tribeca Film Center.

Please visit videoart.net for more details and updates.


Program Lineups:

Beauty, Sex and Shame Part 1, Presented at DCTV:

Rushing Like a Banshee // John Sanborn

Spin // Elena Knox

THEP // Kannan Arunasalam

Efímera // Paco Peregrín

Rhythm of Being // Giada Ghiringhelli

The 3rd Woman // Benjamin Nicolas

Nothing A Little Soap And Water Can’t Fix // Jennifer Proctor

Beauty, Sex and Shame Part 2, Presented at Tribeca Film Center:

Sleeping With The Devil // Alisa Yang

Degrees of Doneness // James Lees

Four Play – Blue, Table, Water, Cello // Sarah Kershaw

Two // Tamara Hansen

Honey Pie // Drea Cooper & Zack Canepari

:::-:: (6-4) // Ana Valdés

A Guide to Indulgence // Nadia Lee Cohen

Klyne “Lend Me Another Name” // Alan Masferrer

Tippi at Squam Lake // Jenny Plante

On The Margins Part 1, Presented at DCTV:

Dear Beloved // Orkhan Huseynov

The Duel // Sean David Christensen

Your Approval is Not Essential // Leen Michiels

#WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove // Luca Finotti

A Hard World For Little Things // Sonja Bertucci

Oporavak // Charlie Tweed

Home Alone// Adi Halfin

xxxxxxx // Liliana Colombo

Kali // Sabine Molenaar

Mexico City Punks // John Merizalde

KOKOKO!: Tokoliana // Markus Hofko

On The Margins Part 2, Presented at Tribeca Film Center:

Vakuum // Maria Burns

248 // Leonardo Corallini

Ruby // Emma Allen

Andy Wooff’s Birthday // William Bentley

The Was // Soda_Jerk

The Performance // Miao Hao

Fashion Film – The New Wave:

Camper S:S15 Campaign Video // Daniel Sannwald

Lady Dior “Enter the Game” // Eliott Bliss

Hyojoo X Vogue Japan // Lacey

Bello // Monica Menez

Fashion Film // Matthew Frost

Paris Go Zones – i-D Magazine // Cyprien Clément-Delmas

Crème Caramel // Canada

RGB // Daveion Thompson

Anaak – SS16 – Escape // Georgia Tribuiani

Jumper // Justin Anderson

A Tribute to Thierry Mugler // Mathieu César

INORI // Nobumichi Asai

Cut To Bliss // Moree Wu

Cycle // Kouhei Nakama

OY – “A New Planet is Born” // Zeitguised


Selected Work from VAEFF 2017:

The festival will close with a screening of works from all programs, followed by an artist’s discussion.


Tickets:

Thursday Pass: $25

Friday Pass: $25

Saturday Screening & Gala Pass: $45

Discount codes available for students!

Purchase Tickets at videoart.net

 

Press Registry Form: The press will be given free access to the festival.

Please sign up for specific time-slots here

 

Program Schedules:

Thursday November 9:

6pm – 7:15pm | Screening: On The Margins, Part I | DCTV

7:15pm – 8:00pm Opening Reception

8:15pm – 9:15pm | Screening: Fashion Film – The New Wave | DCTV

10:00pm – 10:45pm | Screening: Beauty, Sex & Shame, Part I | DCTV

 

Friday November 10:

7pm – 8:10pm | Screening: On The Margins, Part II + Q&A | TriBeCa Film Center

8:15pm – 9:40pm | Screening: Beauty, Sex & Shame, Part II + Q&A | TriBeCa Film Center

9:50pm-11pm Fashion Film – The New Wave + Q&A | TriBeCa Film Center

 

Saturday November 11:

7pm – 9pm | Screening + Panel Discussion: Selected Works from  VAEFF 2017 | DCTV

9pm – 12am | Gala Reception | DCTV


Venue Locations:

Tribeca Film Center (November 10th)

375 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013 (Between North Moore Street and Franklin Street).

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) (November 9th and 11th)

87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

If you would like more information, please email contact@videoart.net for general inquiry or Festival Coordinator Sarah Telesca at sarah@videoart.net.

 

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