ExTV Presents: EXFEST 2014
Grab your friends, find some popcorn, pop a seat, and save the date for SAIC’s film festival! Once known as the Undergraduate Film/Video Festival, ExFest is dedicated to exhibiting time-based work by the SAIC community. It’s that time of year where we gather together and celebrate the hard work of the study body. This festival represents everything from narrative film work, experimental video, animation, new media, and performative pieces.
To provide more opportunities for the students, we also have a established filmmakers and animators as a part of our jury! Introducing:
- Casey Puccini— Known for his works on Control(2009), Geranium (2011), and his recent short film called Children Without Parents (2013), Casey is a local Chicago filmmaker that teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago part of the Film/Video department.
- Meghann Artes— An award-winning filmmaker and animator who has worked with Sesame Street, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Bix Pix, Nick Jr., NBC and ABC. Her short films have enjoyed success in festivals across the country and, in 2009, her work for Sesame Street was awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody.
- Alexander Stewart— His short films have been screened internationally, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival, and ImageForum in Japan. He is co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, and curated a screening series at Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center from 2006-2013.
Awards and prizes will be announced at Friday night’s program, followed by a reception.
Schedule & Locations:
Tuesday 10/7 @ MacLean 1307 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday 10/8 @Neiman Center 1st Floor 4:30-6:30pm
Friday 10/10 @ Columbus Auditorium 5:00-8:00pm