Festival Dates: Thursday July 15-Friday July 16, 2010
21 Grand and Killer Banshee Studios are pleased to announce the video selections for
the 10th Annual T-10 Video Festival
We received a lot of great submissions this year, so selecting these 26 & the featured artists was exceedingly difficult. We got a large number of submissions from Warren High School in Downey, CA this is an exciting development. As technology becomes more affordable we are seeing people educated in the use of video technology at a younger and younger age. While there is development still needed in concept, script, and other areas they are off to a good start. We are happy to include Angela Rodriguez's piece "Dream of Murder" from this group. We also received a large number of very well developed pieces from Ex'pression College for Digital Arts. It is great to see this institution developing and the students there putting together some very strong pieces. We've included several in this years festival: Catie Vercammen-Grandjean's "See No Evil", AACE (Abe, Asif, Chris & Erik)'s "The Bulb", James Fontana's "I Said Silence", & Pinky Out Productions "Yesterday's Tomorrows".
From the rest of the world of short film makers we received submissions from all over the United States & from many countries in the world. Selections this year just happen to be quite California heavy, with selections from elsewhere in the United States, Europe & Asia.
As we always do - and do because we really mean it - those that don't get selected we really encourage them to please submit again next year, as our decision process is always difficult & the fact that their piece didn't get selected this year says nothing of the quality of the work.
Our overall message is keep making independent video pieces & getting them out there in the world.
This year's T-10 Video Festival reflects the broad field of video, including experimental documentary, narrative shorts, animations and expanded media works. This year's entries showcase local, national and international works exploring themes as diverse as industrial food production, the collapse of the American housing market, to the existential musings of a house cat.
We hope you will join us for the festival at 21 Grand. Below you can see the lineup of pieces that were selected for this year's festival.
We are very excited to have Lynn Marie Kirby joining us as a featured artist. Each night of the festival we always include a 30 minute feature on a local, accomplished and often under-recognized video artist. And Kirby is incredibly accomplished and shockingly under-recognized in many of the Bay Area communities.
Darren Jenkins, our host, co-curator, founder of T-10 video festival and co-founder of 21 Grand asked our video performance group killer banshee to be the second feature artist this year. We had video pieces in the festival almost ever year before we started co-curating/co-organizing the festival and he said it was the most difficult part of having us working on the festival is that we refused to submit work (as a conflict of interest in the selection process). After much back and forth discussion, as the feature artist selection is by invitation and not part of the main jurying process, we've agreed to accept and look forward to performing on the second night of the festival.
Thanks to all of you who submitted work this year! We
always enjoy seeing the wide range of pieces that come in.
21 Grand and Killer Banshee Studios present:
The 10th Annual T-10 Video Festival
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