Trailer: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2018
The original trailer of eighth annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2018), which has taken place November 8-10, 2018 at Tribeca Film Center in New York City.
Trailer: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2017
The original trailer of the seventh annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2017), which has taken place November 10th-12, 2017 at Tribeca Film Center in New York City.
Trailer: "FASHION FILM - THE NEW WAVE" program - VAEFF 2017
In recent years, fashion film has gravitated toward the conceptual, eventually evolving into an art form in its own right. VAEFF has recognized the phenomenon of this new wave of fashion film and has included the genre in its selections for several years now.
This year, VAEFF is excited to present its newest program: Fashion Film–The New Wave, put together by guest curator Niccolo Montanari, one of fashion film’s most prominent curators.
From Niccolo Montanari:
The following program is meant to give an overview of outstanding fashion film content. Though what comes under this term is yet to be agreed on, this is precisely the strength of this genre and what makes it particularly interesting. Fashion, film, music and dance come together to give rise to highly creative video content to be enjoyed regardless of its affiliation to a specific brand. This is my personal pick from the past five years in what I see as a visual journey across the world of fashion film.
Trailer: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2016
The original trailer of the sixth annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2016), which has taken place November 11-13, 2014 at Tribeca Film Center in New York City.
Trailer: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2015
The original trailer of the fifth annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2015), which has taken place November 12-14, 2014 at Tribeca Film Center in New York City.
Trailer: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2014
The original trailer of the fourth annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2014), which has taken place October 2-4, 2014 at the iconic Tribeca Cinemas in New York City.
Trailer: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2013
The original trailer of the third annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2013), which has taken place February 7-9, 2013 at the iconic Tribeca Cinemas in New York City.
VAEFF 2015 Panel Discussion Highlights
VAEFF 2015 Panel Discussion Highlights
VAEFF 2015 concluded with a panel discussion featuring artists Marie Kristiansen, Carla Gannis, and curator, critic, and writer Lyle Rexer, all moderated by Mark Alpert.
VAEFF 2014 Panel Discussion
Over three nights in early October, as the New York fall seemed to be taking its grip on the city, filmmakers, artists and film enthusiasts huddled outside Tribeca Cinemas and engaged in animated exchanges and heated discussions – excitedly picking apart the films of this year’s Video Art and Experimental Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival once again presented a challenging and arresting program of short films, showcasing the diversity of moving image work being created today.
The festival closed with a panel discussion, which featured Short of the Week co-founder and Vimeo Curator Jason Sondhi; Art + Commerce Executive Producer and Film Agent Ziggy Levin; and Vimeo Curator, festival programmer, and VICE contributor Jeffrey Bowers.
VAEFF 2014 opening day featured “Beauty, Sex, and Shame,” a screening of works which explore and analyze the overlap between beauty, shame, and sexuality. The program closed with “SHAME” by St. John McKay, an extremely intimate look at the artist’s most shameful moments and relationship to addiction. It was followed by a personal discussion with McKay, who discussed the inspiration for his work: while watching the 2011 film “Shame” directed by Steve McQueen, which told the story of a wealthy sex addict in NYC, McKay felt that he had much more shameful stories to tell, and that the truly shameful contains no glamour. When asked if he intended his film to give him a sense of catharsis, McKay said that his hope for the work is to give people a platform to admit and discuss their shameful moments, and that the acknowledgement of the lows that people can reach would remove the power and stigma they contain.
Learn more: vlog.videoart.net/beauty-sex-and-shame/
Q&A with filmmakers Andrea Lauren Sisson & Peter Edward Ohs, On their film 'I Send You This Place'
VAEFF 2013 hosted the New York premiere of I Send You This Place, a feature length documentary by Lauren Edward.
The VAEFF team visit award-winning performance artist and filmmaker Kalup Linzy
The VAEFF team visit award-winning performance artist and filmmaker Kalup Linzy in his Crown Heights studio, getting an inside scoop on his new work, which is premiering at the 2013 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival. In his film Introducing Kaye: Romantic Loner (The Short), Linzy extends the large cast of characters found in his early video works with a brand new persona, “Kaye,” an artist and ‘romantic loner’ himself.With excerpts from his film, this interview piece shows Linzy expounding on his new work and his thoughts on the 2013 VAEFF where it’s premiering.
Excerpts From Panel Discussion - Video Art & Experimental Film Festival 2010
JJ Hurvich interviews Blake Whitman, Director of Community and Product at Vimeo
Blake Whitman, the former Director of Community and Product at Vimeo, talks about the partnership with videoart.net (VAEFF 2010)