10th Annual T-10 Video Festival: featuring works that clock in at 10 minutes or less

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.

The artists in the list below are split by the day their piece will be playing, but the playing order isn't necessarily final.

Thanks again.
Kriss De Jong & Eliot K Daughtry, Killer Banshee Studios
Darren Jenkins, 21 Grand

21 Grand and Killer Banshee Studios present:

The 10th Annual T-10 Video Festival
two nights celebrating short videos

July 15 & 16, 2010
Doors 8.00pm
Screening 8.30pm

21 Grand
416 25th St. at Broadway

This year's featured artists:
Lynn Marie Kirby , Thursday July 15
killer banshee, Friday July 16

Thursday, July 15
(see bios)
(see descriptions)
Descriptions are currently in alphabetic order by artist name. Order will change to play order when it is set.
 A Book of Poems on Beauty, ch. 3

AACE (Abraham, Asif, Chris & Eric)

The Bulb


Bay Area, CA

Cantata in C Major

Sean Clute

Mechanical Bull


Berkeley, CA


Thorston Fleisch

Wound Footage


Berlin, Germany

Great Kings

James Fontana

I Said Silence


Bay Area, CA

Breaking Glass: My David Bowie Movie

Makiko Fukaya



Long Island City, NY


Lee Hunter

Resonant City


Oakland, CA


Tricia Lawless Murray



Los Angeles, CA


Andrew Makadsi



North Brunswick, NJ

The Oasis Bloom

Michael Mantra

Pixel Dub


Oakland, CA


Pinky Out Productions

Yesterday's Tomorrows


Bay Area, CA


Angela Rodriguez

Dream of Murder


Downey, CA


V.K. Shah

Welcome to Shady Pines


Venice, CA


Samantha Steven

Thrift Town: Get Used


Bay Area , CA

Featured Artist: Lynn Marie Kirby

Time Dilations
Study in Choreography for Camera Remote
Latent Light Excavations 2003-2010
Karate Class Exposure  Part 1: The Space Itself (silent), Part 3: Second Star Kata, Part 2: Points of Contact
Listening to Letters

San Francisco, CA


Friday, July 16
(see bios)
(see descriptions)
Descriptions are currently in alphabetic order by artist name. Order will change to play order when it is set.
Slow Motion Suicide

Corrine Bot

Slow Motion Suicide


Rotterdam, Netherlands

Keep Watching the Skies

Dastoli Digital (James & Robert Dastoli)

Keep Watching the Skies


Los Angeles, CA

Caught in a Labyrinth

Michael Goodier

The François Show


Oakland, CA

Image coming soon

Juba Kalamka

The Honorable Henry Ford Civilization Machine


Oakland, CA


Nightmare City in collaboration with Elise Irving



San Francisco, CA

Whispering Beast

George Pfau

Whispering Beast (Rising/Guided)


San Francisco, CA


Kathleen Quillian



Oakland, CA

"Cardboard" for Robert Rauschenberg

Damon Smith

"Cardboard" for Robert Rauschenberg


Oakland, CA

Forest Feed

Jerry Smith

Forest Feed


Oakland, CA

Forest Feed

Elizabeth Tolson



Fairfax, VA

See No Evil

Catie Vercammen-Grandjean

See No Evil


Oakland, CA

How Far is it to EXPO 2010

Hong Zhang

How Far is it to EXPO 2010


Shanghai, China

Viva Zapatos!! LONG LIVE SHOES!!!


Viva Zapatos!! LONG LIVE SHOES!!!


Lower East Side, New York, NY

The Purpose Driven Life

Feature Artist: killer banshee
(Experimental video collaborative artists Eliot K Daughtry & Kriss De Jong)

Unleashed Power
Wake for Analog

Oakland, CA



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