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