Annie Ok to be Panelist and Judge for 2008 Machinima Festival at Eyebeam on Sat, Nov 1


Machinima Filmfest 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th & 11th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

Festival and Screenings: 11am-8pm
Awards Ceremony: 8pm

Admission: FREE!!

Panel Track: 1:00 pm – Machinima and Art

Can Machinima hold up as Art? Nominees “Les Riches Douaniers” from this year’s machinima festival together with festival judge and multimedia artist Annie Ok and photographer turned media artist Dan Torop discuss how the medium fits in with the new media art world.

About 2008 Machinima Festival:

In its fifth year, the 2008 Machinima Festival celebrates the revolutionary new breed of animated filmmaking that uses virtual spaces and popular video games like Halo® 3, World of Warcraft® and The Sims™ as source material for entirely new and often subversive works. Organized and produced by the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences in association with Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology and sponsored by Beepa, the event, hailed as the “Sundance for the Video Game Set” by MTV News, makes its return with a totally free format, welcoming the general public to enjoy the full day of panel discussions, demonstrations and screenings of the most groundbreaking works of this movement, along with the nominees and winners of the 2008 Machinima Awards (“The Mackies”).