CONTEST: Win Tickets to the ATA Film and Video Festival

Artists’ Television Access wants to give you two passes to the program of your choice at this year’s ATA Film and Video Festival. Tonight is a shorts program called “Human Nature,” and tomorrow night is a shorts program called “Lo-Fi Future.”

Leave a comment below explaining which one you want to attend and why, and we will pick a winner based on merit. Contest ends at 5pm today.

Note that there’s a special hands-on workshop on Saturday, and special installations in the ATA window all month long.

View the trailer for the event below, and peruse the full press release after the jump:

Artists’ Television Access announces 5th Annual Film & Video Festival program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The 5th Annual Artists’ Television Access Film & Video Festival
celebrates original, independent and underground film & video with screenings, installations and
workshops, October 19th – 23rd.

Thursday, October 21, ATA will screen the first of two shorts programs. Titled “Human Nature,”
the program explores the relationship between our natural environment and consciousness. The
screening includes films and videos by Paul Clipson, Sam Barnett, Bill Brown, Patricia McInroy,
Gina Carducci & Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Vera Brunner-Sung, Karl Lind, John Palmer, and
Maite Abella. The shorts will be followed by the ceremonial smashing of a piñata.

On Friday, October 22, the second festival shorts program,“Lo-Fi Future,” explores futuristic
landscapes and lo-fi culture. This program includes films and videos by Kathleen Quillian,
Whitney Horn & Lev Kalman, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Jeff Guay, Zachary Epcar, Bryan Boyce,
Jesse McLean, and Kerry Laitala. Chromadepth 3D glasses and chromatic jello shots will be

Two hands-on workshops will be offered this year. Local filmmakers Kerry Laitala and Craig
Baldwin will offer workshops on Tuesday, October 19 and Saturday the 23rd, respectively.
Kerry’s workshop, Lightstruck, on hand processing 16mm film, will be held in SOMA, at the
Rayko Photo Center, the festival’s Lab sponsor. The workshop will give participants the
opportunity to create cinematic photograms by hand and see their creation as a festival trailer
on screening nights.

On Saturday, October 23, Craig Baldwin will share his expertise in the use of archival 16mm
film material through his “Flix Remix” show-and-tell session. The workshop will include technical
instruction and must-see exemplary material. To sign up for these workshops go to http://

Local artists will be providing two installations, which will be presented in ATA’s gallery. Sam
Manera will exhibit “THE BOX, aka, The Multiplicity of Perception”, an interactive multimedia
installation. And Shalo P will present “Liquid Light,” a piece that surveys the digital apocalypse
and embellishes it with rainbows.

Also, during the month of October, the ATA Window will project a selection of experimental
shorts, visually stunning pieces and innovative animations. These projections, visible from
dusk until midnight on Valencia, near 21st Street, include work by Patrick Bergeron, Charles
Fairbanks, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Zachary Iannazzi, Nightmare City, Ben Popp & Kenny
Reed, Nancy Jean Tucker, and Maarit Suomi-Väänänen.

ATA is located at 992 Valencia near 21st Street. Doors open at 7:30pm every night. Screenings
start at 8:00pm. Tickets are $7-$10.

For complete information and interviews with the filmmakers visit

2 thoughts on “CONTEST: Win Tickets to the ATA Film and Video Festival”

  1. I’d like to swing by for tonight’s show, if only to demolish that piñata. Repressed guys like me need a way to vent now and then…oh, and the shorts look good, too. :-3

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