RESFEST’s 2006 global tour marks the 10th anniversary of the pioneering film and digital arts festival. The tour kicked off with a special presentation in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, from 19 -22 October followed one day later by its Paris debut at the esteemed Pompidou Centre. The festival will continue on to more than 43 cities on six continents around the world, including Cape Town.
RESFEST will be screened in Cape Town, at the “Labia’ on Orange from 29 Nov – 2 Dec. Sponsored by Interactive Africa and brought to you by Design Indaba.
The festival received a record 2,200 film submissions this year, with programmers viewing hundreds more in assembling a stellar collection of outstanding short films, dynamic music videos, experimental animation and cutting-edge motion graphics. In addition to Paris, RESFEST will debut in Berlin, Eskisehir, Jakarta and Lima. The festival will culminate for the first time ever in the United States, with a series of expanded seven-day events to take place in March and April 2007 in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In another first, the festival will be presented in high-definition during these spring engagements.
To celebrate this commemorative year, RESFEST will feature a pair of special anniversary programs looking back at its decade-long history of revolutionary filmmaking. Unsung Heroes: Music Video Gems from the Archive gathers directors who’ve turned the music video into an art form, with classic promos for Air, Cornelius, UNKLE, Phoenix and others, while A Decade of RESFEST: 10 Seminal Short Films compiles milestone short form work that has become the stuff of RESFEST lore, including Michael Overbeck’s Tongues and Taxis, Bob Sabiston’s Snack and Drink and Stefan Nadelman’s Terminal Bar.
For full programme details visit www.resfest.com