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BVFF 2014 Review East Bay Express by AJ Kiyoizumi

Berkeley Video & Film Festival Starts this Weekend

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/CultureSpyBlog/archives/2014/10/28/berkeley-video-and-film-festival-starts-this-weekend

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2014/10/30/the-it-list-five-things-to-do-in-berkeley-this-weekend-115/

Saturday November 8 Screenings, Mel Vapour (left) awards Bob Holman (right) the GRAND FESTIVAL AWARD IN DOCUMENTARY,

SPECIAL JURY MENTION, for LANGUAGE MATTERS with BOB HOLMAN.

 

Friday November 7 Screenings SOLD OUT - STANDING ROOM ONLY for BY CHANCE by Frieda De Lackner

and AGE of REASON by Philip Marlatt , Andrew Schrader and Jordan Harris. GLOBE TROT by Mitchell Rose,

THE MAN to CALL by Zack Scott, COLUMBUS DAY by Scotty Cornfield and FREEDOM by Neil Ira Needleman.

Special Thanks and KUDOS to these phenom filmmakers.

 

BVFF 2014 attendees Tom Glass and Pep Panos of Berkeley, attending BVFF 2014 every screening, breaking the record for most films screened at a BVFF. They broke the previous record held by Dr. David Woodrow of New York, by screening 74 films, smashing Woodrow's record of 45 films.

 

Grand Festival Award Audience Favorite - IN PASSING by Alan Miller - USC School of Cinematic Arts

Mel Vapour, BVFF Director, Jon Hammond, Musician, and Tom Glass, Musician at BVFF 2014 Opening Night.

Berkeley California -- It was really great to be at Opening Night of the 23rd Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2014 at

East Bay Media Center this evening! Wonderful screening of movies tonight from USC Film School, the picture and audio quality in East Bay Media Center is outstanding!

Great job Mel Vapour and EBMC Team! Jon Hammond - photo Hammond Associates

 

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 - STUDENT FILM MARATHON

SELECTIONS FROM USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS – FIRST LOOK 2014
Student Filmmaker’s - Drama - 202 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
Screening Twelve short Dramatic films from the FiRST Film, FiRST Look Festival 2014 bringing together the rich diversity, creativity, and talent from the USC student body across multiple disciplines and art forms in film, television, film production, animation, or interactive media. Screening of BA and MFA student works.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 - STUDENT FILM MARATHON

SELECTIONS FROM USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS – FIRST LOOK 2014
Student Filmmaker’s - Drama & Comedy - 148 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
Screening 10 short Dramatic and Comedy films

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 - STUDENT FILM MARATHON
Student Filmmaker’s - Documentary and Animation - 200 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 2:30pm
Screening short Documentary and Animation films

Intermission - 6pm

THE MAGIC SHOES - Sahand Nikoukar - Student Filmmaker’s, 19 minutes.
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:00pm
After moving to Los Angeles in 1992, a nine-year-old Iranian boy wants to impress his new classmates with a pair of Air Jordan basketball shoes, thinking they will make him fly like Michael Jordan! The Magic Shoes is a USC Graduate Thesis film shot on Super 16mm film.

ARENA - Martin Rath - Short Feature, 23 minutes - Poland - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:30pm A hitchhiker is taken in by a remote Polish mountain community. Tested by the hardened locals and the unforgiving harshness of his new environment he constitutes his presence in the mountains. But whom do we have to prove of what we’re made of?

Intermission - 8pm

RUNAWAY DAY - Dimitris Bavellas - Feature, 86 minutes - Greece - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 8:15pm
Independent film trying to depict the effect of crisis in modern-day Athens while paying at the same time homage to sci-fi B-movies

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2

PRAYERS OF THE ANCIENT ONES – Barry Schieber, Pema Gelleck, Guna Foundation - Documentary, 56 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - Screens at 2:30pm
The World Peace Ceremony, founded in 1989, an annual event that’s united the most ancient of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

THE INVISIBLE PEAK - Gary Yost - Documentary, 21 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space Screens at 4pm
The script, movingly narrated by Peter Coyote, provides both a historical and spiritual overview of place, and the long continuum of humans relating to and caring deeply for the peaks of Mt. Tamalpais.

BON IN DOLPO: Ancient Zhang Zhung Kingdom - Then And Now - Andrea Heckman - Documentary, 56 minutes Screens at EBMC Performance Space Screens at 4:30pm
Explores the story of ancient Zhang Zhung and Bön traditions that have persisted for centuries in Dolpo where ancient texts and practices have been preserved. Followers of Bön receive oral teachings and transmissions from teachers in a lineage unbroken from ancient times until the present day.

CULTURAL HERITAGE - A Village In The Clouds - Chan Wai - Radio Television Hong Kong - Documentary, 22 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 5:45pm
Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in Central China. Tibetan’s respect for nature is passed on generations by generations. They believe that there is a soul in every creation. It had used to be a place allowing the coexistence of human and nature.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6

SMART CHIMP! – Marc Wilson - Animation, 6 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:30pm
Shows the struggles of Bobo, a research subject in a cognitive - enhancement experiment, to outwit the two human researchers keeping him caged.

MANUFACTURED MEMORIES - Neil Ira Needleman - Experimental, 5 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:40pm Our memories anchor us to essential parts of our identity. Without them, we are adrift. The narrator of this story is adrift in a place that is unfamiliar. Like me, he’s aware that he has memory issues. And, like me, he compensates by manufacturing “memories” to replace the ones he’s lost. Some of my manufactured memories appear in this video.

LOVE JANINE POMMY VEGA - Tom Knoff & Kurt Hemmer - Arts, 50 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
A moving tribute to a female poet finding her voice among some of the most revered men of the counterculture.
BAWDY, The Movie – Larry Paros - Animation, 20 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 8:45pm
Sex… Easier done then said. See our sexual organs brought to life before our eyes. Watch them perform acts, which you’ve only dreamt about.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7

FREEDOM – Neil Ira Needleman - Experimental, 5 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:35pm A subtle elegy to the excesses of capitalism. A delicate ode to overabundance. A sedate celebration of the moral imperative to buy. An understated tribute to those whose cups runneth over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

COLUMBUS DAY – Scotty Cornfield - Comedy, 9 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6:45pm
If you’re a con man, tourists are usually pretty easy targets Usually.

THE MAN TO CALL - Zachary T. Scott - Short Feature, 13 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
When the cops bust the city’s biggest mob king Pin, they have to call an ex-cop (old school) who got kicked off the force for his brutal interrogation acts which consist of wet willys, Indian burns and many more. Will Donny be able to hold out? Watch to find out!

GLOBE TROT - Mitchell Rose - Experimental, 5 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:15pm
An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as filmmakers on all seven continents each shoot two seconds of dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.

BY CHANCE - Frieda De Lackner - Short Feature, 13 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7:30pm
Two People meet by chance in a museum and have an instant connection that could possibly change their lives.
THE AGE OF REASON - Philip Marlatt - Feature, 93 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 8:15pm
After his alcoholic father sabotages his chance at becoming a major league pitcher, Oz seeks a way out of the suburbs but he won’t leave his sister Kayli, and his best friend, Freddy, behind.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8

INVINCIBLE CITY - David Finkelstein - Experimental, 21 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 3:30pm In a city of dead ideas, dry, brittle conversations, and trembling, crystallized buildings, two men seek the proper approach to take towards the end of the world. Should one sit back, writing notes in a crumbling notebook, or should one rush headlong into the flames.
MY HAPPY PLACE - Kit Young - Experimental, 9 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 3:55pm
This Video was a short in a video feedback environment I built. I also created the robotic devices used to manipulate the props and cameras. It Is part of my “Our Favorite Shows” video series which serves as an alternative to “normal” TV content.

DR. WEISSBERG AND THE MEANING OF LIFE - Mitchum Nathaniel Ray - Short Feature, 4 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:10pm
Window into the Professor’s subconscious darkens. The meaning of life is told.

YODELAY KILL YOU - Alfred Ham - Comedy, 8 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:15pm
The Frustration of living with a messy, careless, annoying roommate. How must they be handled?

HEAVENKID: TIME-SPACE DOOR – Meng-Ying Lin, Ping Tan - Animation, 12 minutes Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:25pm
ToTo and Ahya enter a Time-Space Door and forget who they are. HeavenKid rescues them from their fantasy world.
BALI BODY & SPIRIT - Henry Young - Documentary, 24 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 4:45pm

Intermission - 5:15pm

BUTTERFLY DREAMS - Venkat Kaishnan - Short Feature, 22 minutes - Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 6pm A young child laborer in India sees a way to pursue her dream to learn to read and write when an educated man comes to her village.

Intermission - 6:30pm

LANGUAGE MATTERS with BOB HOLMAN - David Grubin - Documentary, 120 minutes
Screens at EBMC Performance Space - 7pm
Includes interviews with songmen, linguists, and poets, including songman Charlie Mangulda, the only living speaker of Amurdak, an Aboriginal language once common in Australia’s Northern Territory. The film also features original music and songs in Welsh, Hawaiian
and Aboriginal languages. When we lose a language, we lose a part of ourselves. Q&A follows with Bob Holman.

BERKELEY VIDEO and FILM FESTIVAL 2014 FESTIVAL WRAP EVENT at EBMC Performance Space - 9:30pm
Featuring The Peter Barshay Trio, Refreshments and more. Evening Tickets: $15.00 for Language Matters with Bob Holman film and event.

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'THE FIFTH HORSEMAN' Produced and Dircted by Kari Barber wins BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL 2013

BEST OF FESTIVAL . GRAND FESTIVAL AWARD for BEST STUDENT FILM - USC Cinematic Arts

Kari Barber - Producer and Director of 'The Fifth Horseman'

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Friday Night November 1 at BVFF 2013. Zachary Scott receives the Reality Films Award

for Student Filmmaking, for his short film, "We Need To Talk", an Epiphone electric guitar and DVD's. 

Zachary Scott - 'We Need To Talk" , Mel Vapour, BVFF Director, BVFF intern Olga ' Svetlana' Sanchez

Berkeley's News | The Daily Californian

Friday, November 8, 2013

USC student films featured in Berkeley Video and Film Festival

By | Staff

 

The Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2013 program’s weekend of 67 student films opened Friday in a night of excellent curatorial choices, pristine film innovation. The five-and-a-half hour program opened with three films submitted by students from unspecified schools and the remaining twelve films were created by students of the University of Southern California Film School. While a five-and-a-half hour marathon can be exhausting to sit through, the vast variation in cinematic quality, narrative innovation and subject matter within this program was enough to retain acute interest throughout the night.

The small East Bay Media Center welcomed the crowd of audience members to get comfortable with homemade enchiladas, cold lemonade and a warm, intimate theater before the program began. The first and third films, “Iris” and “Cuvee,” displayed strong cinematic qualities in writing, direction and lighting, but the high level of mastery over these points made the films’ weaker details increasingly prominent. For example, while “Iris,” a film about the risks of counterfeited identity in an enticing future world, had a captivating storyline and well-crafted lighting, the nonprofessional acting and editing were made exceedingly apparent.

However, the second film, Zachary Scott’s “We Need to Talk,” embraced the materials at its disposal to create a consistently successful product. A story of a man who unknowingly marries a professional assassin, “We Need to Talk” integrates intentionally campy effects — freeze-frames on individuals providing their descriptions as assassins — with strong acting talent, smooth editing and a succinct storyline that moved visually: The protagonist stumbles through his house, accidentally killing a number of assassins. The film was independently funded, and Scott used his low budget to his advantage. After the screening of his film, Scott received the Reality Films Award for his excellence in capturing a range of horror genres from zombie to teen scream to B-horror.

After the presentation of Scott’s award, the night’s curator, Mel Vapour, introduced the projects from the University of Southern California students with great admiration and excitement. With a wide variety of films, from documentaries about family myths and black culture in Los Angeles to narratives ranging from horror stories to historical epics to musicals to teen dramas, the USC selection was riveting. As Vapour explained, he selected USC films specifically because he considers their program to be the world’s center for professional film training; Friday’s films held up to this standard. The lighting, staging, framing and overall aesthetic  of each film were pristine, the storylines were fascinating and the the acting and editing in each film were executed at a professional Hollywood level.

While the success of these USC films attest to the dedication, skill and talent of each filmmaker as well as to the quality of the school and training they receive, it is important to note that the the substantial amount of funding allotted to these films provided access to resources — on-location shooting, professional editing and shooting equipment, etc.—  that contributed to their polished Hollywood quality.

While each USC film glowed with professionalism, one in particular that stood out was Gil Marsden’s “Bluebird Street,” about a community of women who are taught to live “perfect” ’50s housewife-style lives — but devoid of men. What was so impressive about this film was its modern use of the musical genre, which is generally absent from today’s screens except in recycled Broadway productions. Its songs complement the quaint tone of the film’s environment and introduce the story’s turn from peaceful to horrific as a man is abducted for trying to court one of the women. While each film at this festival was beautifully executed, this revitalization of a medium unseen on American screens today — the movie-musical — was especially compelling.

The student films screened through the Berkeley Video and Film Festival were professionally constructed and well selected.

It was a night of incredible filmmaking.

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Below:

Michael McClure accepts Grand Festival Awards for Colin Still's 'Abstract Alchemist of Flesh' and Nic Saunder's 'One Night at the Aristo', Friday, October 25th at the BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL 2013 at East Bay Media Center - Berkeley

Pics from Friday Night:

https://picasaweb.google.com/102823651275162242877/BVFF2013Friday1025#slideshow/5939841439265815426

Review of 'ABSTRACT ALCHEMIST OF FLESH' in Daily Cal by Cara Cerino

http://www.dailycal.org/2013/10/27/abstract-alchemist-flesh-offbeat-look-beat-writer/

Michael McClure at S.F. County Zoo circa 1964-ish. Frame from Abstract Alchemist of Flesh

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th - SOLD OUT!!!!

The Party in Taylor Mead’s Kitchen – Jeffrey Wengrofsky
Documentary, 10 minutes
Screens at 7:15pm

One Night at The Aristo – Nic Saunders – U.S. Premiere
Experimental, 24 minutes
Screens at 7:30pm

Intermission

Abstract Alchemist of Flesh – Colin Still – U.S. Premiere
Arts, 55 minutes
Screens at 8:10pm

Intermission

Moment of the Making – Jesse Block
Arts, 4 minutes
Screens at 9:20pm

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th


The Ghosts of Jeju – Regis Tremblay – Pax Tibi Productions
Documentary, 80 minutes
Screens at 4:00pm

Epistolary Fusillades – David Finkelstein
Experimental, 18 minutes
Screens at 5:30pm

The Storm– Charles Denson
Documentary, 20 minutes
Screens at 5:50pm

EVENING SCREENINGS

The Joke That Is My Life – Neil Ira Needleman
Comedy, 11 minutes
Screens at 7:15pm

Revolution – Produced and directed by Rob Stewart
Documentary, 85 minutes
Screens at 7:30pm

Intermission

The Terence McKenna Experience:

Where The Only Laws Are Laws of The Human Imagination – Ken Adams
Experimental, 68 minutes
Screens at 9:15pm

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th

The Healthiest Man on Earth – Gary Turchin
Arts, 26 minutes
Screens at 3:00pm

Her Mother’s Love – Sage Drake
Short Feature, 9 minutes
Screens at 3:30pm

Summer Teen Media Camp 2013
Teen Videos, 45 minutes
Screens at 3:45pm

Fire Ruin Renewal– Margaretta K. Mitchell
Documentary, 23 minutes
Screens at 4:30pm

Budapest: An American Quest – Lynn Schneider
Ethnographic, 28 minutes
Screens at 5:00pm, Q&A to follow

15 min Intermission

A Charming & Quaint Tale of Brutal Revenge – Neil Ira Needleman
Short Feature, 8 minutes
Screens at 6:00pm

Border Woman/ Mujer Frontera – Adrian Arias
Experimental, 4 minutes
Screens at 6:10pm

Machete Maidens Unleashed! – Veronica Fury and Mark Hartley
Documentary, 84 minutes
Screens at 6:20pm
Wear a Halloween mask-costume and get half off your ticket.

15 min Intermission

The Substance – Albert Hofmann’s LSD – Martin Witz
Documentary, 90 minutes
Screens at 8:00pm

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st
Student Films Marathon

Iris – Justin S. Lee
Student Filmmaker, 6 minutes
Screens at 5:45pm

We Need To Talk – Zachary T. Scott
Student Filmmaker, 15 minutes
Screens at 6:00pm

Cuvée – Shareef Salaam
Student Filmmaker, 16 minutes
Screens at 6:20pm

The Fifth Horseman – Kari Barber
Narrative, USC Student Film, 30 minutes
Screens at 6:40pm

The Case of the Missing Garden Gnome – Alberto Belli
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 7:10pm

Mein Schloss – Amy Adler
Documentary, USC Student Film, 26 minutes
Screens at 7:30pm

15 min Intermission

Haven’s Point – Anna Elizabeth James
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 8:15pm

Bluebird Street – Gil Marsden
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 8:30pm

The Most Girl Part of You – Mark Cummins
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 8:45pm

Of Sand and Sea – Erik Howell
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 9:05pm

How to Change the World – Yili Li
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 9:25pm

15 min Intermission

Shaya – Amir Noorani
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 10:00pm

Beyond the Echo of the Drum – Lori Webster
Documentary, USC Student Film, 20 minutes
Screens at 10:20pm

Genderfreak – Rebecca Louisell
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 10:40pm

If Attacked – Ian Becker
Narrative, USC Student Film, 17 minutes
Screens at 11:00pm

Waking up – Yuta Okamura
Narrative, USC Student Film, 11 minutes
Screens at 11:20pm

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
Student Films Marathon

iBook Workshop for the Independent Producer with Ken Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film and media artist Ken Adams will offer an introduction to Apple's iBook as a medium for artists. 

His presentation will draw on his current authoring projects, including: Blue Rumi, Billy the Kid, and The Terence McKenna Experience.

Hands-on workshop with filmmaker and graphic designer Ken Adams of Austin, Texas.
Starts at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Q&A with Ken Adams to follow.

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Intro Animation – Einar Baldvin
USC Student Film, 32 seconds
Screens at 3:30pm

Mr. Blue Sky – Einar Baldvin, Sullivan Brown, Robert Calcagno, Lisa Chung, Miguel Jiron, Amy Lee Ketchum
 USC Student Film, 4 minutes
Screens at 3:31pm

The Collector’s Gift – Ryan Kravetz
USC Student Film, 9 minutes
Screens at 3:35pm

Shadow Factory – Yizhou Li
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 3:44pm

<file not found> – Maria Sequeira
USC Student Film, 5 minutes
Screens at 3:46pm

Badbloom, FL – Ryan Gillis
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 3:51pm

The High Five Apprentice – Tom Kanter
USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 3:53pm

Register Rap! – Joshua Weisbrod
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:00pm

Gecko’s Gamble – Matthew Steidl
USC Student Film, 5 minutes
Screens at 4:02pm

Geometry – Simo Liu
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:07pm

Bob Hope – Careen Ingle
USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 4:09pm

Shape Dance – Lou Morton and Amy Lee Ketchum
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:17pm

Tailypo – LaMar Ford
USC Student Film, 4 minutes
Screens at 4:20pm

Platter – Lou Morton
USC Student Film, 1 minute
Screens at 4:24pm

The Sixth Stage – Jordan Prieto
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:25pm

Sad John – Junjie Zhang
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:28pm

Spotlight – Simon Wilches-Castro
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:31pm

Tomato Adventure – ShihChieh Chiu
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:34pm

Hu’s Game – Seong Young Kim
USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 4:36pm

Earth Brain Wrinkle – Dustin Reno
USC Student Film, 2 minutes
Screens at 4:44pm

The Shopgirl – Diana Ling
USC Student Film, 4 minutes
Screens at 4:46pm

Baboon – Einar Baldvin
USC Student Film, 3 minutes
Screens at 4:50pm

Ladies Knight – Joseph Rothenberg
USC Student Film, 9 minutes
Screens at 4:53pm

A Few Words In Favor of God – Neil Ira Needleman
Short Feature, 4 minutes
Screens at 5:10pm

10 min Intermission

Mysteries of the Human Voice – Veronica Fury, Bettina Dalton and Stefan
Documentary, 50 minutes
Screens at 5:25pm, Q&A with Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski

15 min Intermission

Gyre – Lindsay Morrison
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 7:00pm

Eddie Puzynski – Jeremy Michael Cohen
Narrative, USC Student Film, 17 minutes
Screens at 7:20pm

Willowbrook – Ross Cohen
Narrative, USC Student Film, 16 minutes
Screens at 7:40pm

Paulie – Andrew Nackman
Narrative, USC Student Film, 11 minutes
Screens at 8:00pm

Canto de Familia – Lindsey Villarreal
Documentary, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 8:15pm

In Brotherhood – Nabila Lester (Act I), Stephen Parsey (Act II), Devin Law (Act III)
TV Pilot, USC Student Film, 43 minutes
Screens at 8:35pm

15 min Intermission

Exedia Nation – Tyrell Lloyd
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 9:35pm

Tina for President – Carmen Emmi
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 9:55pm

An Early Summer – Lu Lu
Narrative, USC Student Film, 17 minutes
Screens at 10:10pm

Bingo Night – Conor Fetting-Smith
Documentary, USC Student Film, 22 minutes
Screens at 10:30pm

10 min Intermission

Elie’s Overcoat – Erik Howell
Narrative, USC Student Film, 15 minutes
Screens at 11:05pm

Traffic Cone – Victor Ridaura
Narrative, USC Student Film, 8 minutes
Screens at 11:20pm

Psychosis – Ian Christian Blanche
Narrative, USC Student Film, 15 minutes
Screens at 11:30pm

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
Student Films Marathon

The Unknown Craftsman – Rachel Zurcher
Young Producer, 5 minutes
Screens at 4:15pm

America – Sophie Le Neveu
Young Producer, 4 minutes
Screens at 4:25pm

The People of People’s Park – Madeleine C. Shiber
Young Producer, 8 minutes
Screens at 4:35pm

15 min Intermission

Deja-Vous – Christabel Savalas
Short Feature, 7 minutes
Screens at 5:00pm

Between Brothers – Erik Douglas
Narrative, USC Student Film, 16 minutes
Screens at 5:15pm

Josephine and the Roach – Jonathan Langager
Narrative, USC Student Film, 15 minutes
Screens at 5:35pm

A Second Chance – David Aristizabal
Documentary, USC Student Film, 23 minutes
Screens at 5:50pm

All the Splendour of the Years – Charlene Wang
Narrative, USC Student Film, 20 minutes
Screens at 6:15pm

15 min Intermission

Jody’s Bra – Janine Sides
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 6:50pm

Found – Anthony Bushman
Narrative, USC Student Film, 19 minutes
Screens at 7:05pm

Lost Dog – Vanessa Pantley
Narrative, USC Student Film, 12 minutes
Screens at 7:25pm

The Chemist – Jeff Toye
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 7:40pm

The Grift – Kelly Nygaard
Narrative, USC Student Film, 9 minutes
Screens at 7:55pm

15 min Intermission

Stepping Out? – Yaminah McKessey
Documentary, USC Student Film, 22 minutes
Screens at 8:20pm

unSETTLED – Joselito Seldera
Narrative, USC Student Film, 18 minutes
Screens at 8:45pm

Penny Arcade – Karl Stieg
Narrative, USC Student Film, 12 minutes
Screens at 9:05pm

This Time Tomorrow – Lucy Marie Eagleson
Narrative, USC Student Film, 14 minutes
Screens at 9:20pm

Delikadesa – Lea W. Dizon
Narrative, USC Student Film, 16 minutes
Screens at 9:35pm

Midnight – Talia Lidia
Narrative, USC Student Film, 12 minutes
Screens at 9:55pm

 

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One of the 2013 BVFF Awards from REALITY FILMS will be an Epiphone Guitar - Rock On

 

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ANDREW YOUNG ( right ), former Ambassador to the United Nations, former Mayor of Atlanta and civil rights pioneer, accepts the Grand Festival Award for his documentary "CHANGE IN THE WIND", from BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL'S WIL HUBERT ( left ) in Atlanta, Georgia, April 8, 2013

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For those that missed these outstanding films in past years at the BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVALS, we screened the Best of the 2011 & 2012 selections in February. All Screenings and Advance Tickets available at: EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER PERFORMANCE SPACE - 1939 ADDISON STREET . DOWNTOWN BERKELEY ARTS DISTRICT . 510.843.3699 . Tickets: $5. each night . Advance Tickets on sale NOW!

 

DS+R  - Checkerboard Film Foundation - 54 minutes Documentary -
*BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD DOCUMENTARY 2012 - Architecture and Design team – Diller Scofidio + Renfro - examined through the lens of two important urban projects: the High Line and Lincoln Center.
 

Space Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm
by Laura Harrison and Elizabeth Federici - 78 minutes
GRAND FESTIVAL AWARD DOCUMENTARY - BVFF 2011
Radical architects, video pioneers, and mordantly funny cultural commentators.

The Ant Farmers created a body of deeply subversive multidisciplinary artwork that questioned the boundaries of architecture and predicted much of the technology we now take for granted. 

at East Bay Media Center - Performance Space
1939 Addison Street - Berkeley Downtown Arts District  
Tickets: $5. Advance tickets available now
 

Click on the above graphic - link for the complete 2012 BVFF Schedule

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Hotel for Filmmakers and Festival attendees:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

2086 Allston Way - Downtown Berkeley - 510-845-7300

www.hotelshattuckplaza.com/

 

http://www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org/BVFF%202011%20Selections.html

Click the above graphic for the BVFF 2011 Program and Films

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Click above pic for Official Selections

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Examiner Interview BVFF 2010 - by Jason-Louise Graham:

http://www.examiner.com/art-world-in-san-francisco/the-berkeley-video-and-film-festival-2010-interview-with-director-mel-vapour-review

Berkeley Daily Planet Preview of BVFF 2010 - by Justin De Freitas:

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2010-09-21/article/36320?headline=Berkeley-Film-Festival-at-the-Shattuck-This-Weekend

San Francisco Sentinel - BVFF 2010by Justin De Freitas:

http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=89380

Ed Sharpe's Award from Glendale Arizona:

http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_cbc8c37e-d6da-11df-a7cd-001cc4c03286.html

 

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In our cinematic memories -

Allen Willis 2011 . Roberts Blossom 2011 . Richard Randall 2011 . Todd Godwin 2011. Loni Ding - 2010

CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2009

CLICK HERE FOR BV+FF 2009 PICS

BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL 2009
An Independent Cinematic Marathon

BV+FF’s two day event this year, features outstanding and challenging independent new cinema from Italy, Cuba, Germany, Venezuela, Great Britain, and the USA, as well as, 15 local San Francisco Bay Area Filmmakers being represented.

Since our previous BV+FF, we have witnessed a regime change in Washington, and a global economic collapse, however, the spirit of indie cinema prevails, as witnessed by this years remarkable filmmakers and their substantive creative endeavors.

Our screening selections in 2009, reflect the very best works of over one hundred and fifty submissions. Sit back, relax, and let these filmmakers inform, shock and entertain you. - Mel Vapour, Director BV+FF

“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.” - Jean-Luc Godard

2008 OPENING NIGHT MICHAEL McCLURE AWARD VIDEO

MORE BVFF 2008 McCLURE VIDEO

Click "2008 Official Selections Box" above for link

BVFF 07 AWARDS NIGHT

BVFF 07 PRESS REVIEWS

2007 PROGRAM

2007 AWARDS

THE 19th 2010 BERKELEY VIDEO + FILM FESTIVAL
Founded by award winning independent filmmakers who were involved with the "independent underground cinema revolution" in the early and mid-1960's, THE BERKELEY VIDEO + FILM FESTIVAL was created in 1990 to provide a venue for independent film and videomakers creating works that challenge and confront our notions of "Electronic Cinema."

BV&FF programs and screens original works, all which have been juried by a screening committee of professional media makers at mainstream film theaters in Berkeley, California, home of the free speech movement. The festival issues awards in each category and promotes the individual filmmakers by insuring that their works receive media attention, press reviews and screen presence.

The rapid growth of THE BERKELEY VIDEO + FILM FESTIVAL in the past decade reflects the increased interest in independent electronic cinematography, locally and globally. BV+FF continues to provide a context for everyone interested in independent media making today.

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