[artinfo] Media Forum 2005 (Moscow) - Call for entries!

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of the VII Moscow International Film Festival

June 23-26, 2005



«Attractions Park»

So, on for the unit of impact in art! Science knows 'ions', 'electrons', 
'neutrons'. Let be 'attractions' in art!

The technical term signifying assembling of machines, water-pipes, and 
lathes migrated to everyday language from industrial usage.

The beautiful word 'montage' signifies assembling.

If the word isn't still fashionable it has all chances to become common.

Let the combination of impact units in one whole receive this ambiguous 
semi-industrial, semi-music-hall signification blending together two words!

They are both from the heart of urbanization and these years we all were 
awfully urbanized. Like this the term "attractions montage" will come into 

  (Sergey Eisenstein. How I became a film director)

Attraction (from the  angle of  theatre) is any aggressive theatrical 
moment, i.e. any element putting viewer to the mental or psychological 
impact, optically measured and mathematically calculated 
for  the  predefined emotional shock to  the perceiver.

(Sergey Eisenstein. Attractions Montage)

A good art work get ready as a killing, it should be precise, perfect and 
private. To describe some of its aspects is almost a treachery because 
there is possibility that the one of art forms possessing the potentiality 
of destructive force and unexpectedness has been realized in the past.

(from the article of Dutch artist, participant of FLUXUS group, Wim T. 


>>MF programme 2005

>>>International Board

>>>>>Entry Form and contacts


Festival programme works submittion  deadline - May 20th 2005

Presentation programme and conference applications deadline - May 10st 2005

(e-mail - <mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)

Organizers: MediaArtLab centre for art and culture, Interfest

Location: Russian Cinematographers Union, ClubnaBrestskoj, Moscow

Support: ANO Intermews

Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is held since 1959 and gradually 
it  has become one of most respectable and prestigious film-forums in the 
world. In 1973 MIFF was registered by the International Federation of 
Film-producers associations (FIAPF) as an «A» class film festival alongside 
with those in Berlin, Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice. This 
is the sixth year Media Forum is organized as part of the Moscow 
International Film Festival. The role of new media in audiovisual art and 
culture received due recognition and Media Forum was immediately introduced 
into the official program of MIFF.

Media Forum is the first event of such scale in Russia and it reveals a new 
vision of the world of new media culture and new screen technologies to the 
professionals, critics and public in general. The objective of Media Forum 
is to demonstrate the connection between traditional and modern branches of 
screen culture, the impact of technological innovations on visual arts.

Media Forum as action is an exchange of ideas, infusion of new forces into 
contemporary culture and vice versa. It is an attempt to demonsrtate the 
logic of new thought and new communications.  At the moment it is 
inside  media culture that new ideas go through trial and  approbation, 
ideas that cannot be realized in contemporary art context.

>>MF programme 2005

1. Festival programme

Resting upon the Sergey Eisenstein 'Attraction Montage' avant-garde 
conception the Festival aims at collecting "Attractions Park" represented 
by the new technologies in experimental film, video, and interactivity art. 
The Festival works for re-actualizing Eisenstein conception in 
correspondence with contemporary ideology, cultural context and technology.

2. Presentation programme: informational retrospective screenings and 
special screenings

We invite the participation of festivals, distributive centres, media labs, 
archives, independent curators

3.      The International Conference and round table "Between viewer and 

4.     Multimedia shows "Attractions Park"

>>>International Board

·         Woody Vasulka - pioneer of media art, founder of the world's 
largest media archives «Vasulkas», USA

·         Rudolf Frieling - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnology [ZKM], 

·         Kirill Razlogov - art director of MIFF, director of Russian 
Institute for Cultural Research, Russia

·         Kathy Rae Huffman - Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse, 

·         Etienne Sandrin - Attaché de Conservation of Video Archive at the 
Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, France

·         Jan Schuijren - curator, Amsterdam, Netherlands

>>>>Entry Form and contacts

Festival programme

(Deadline:  May 20, 2005):

ONLY CD ROMs or DVD disks

Name, family name, nationality, telephone/fax, address and e-mail of the 
author (group)





Title of work, year and place of production 


Technology, original format 

Submitted format ______________________________________________________________

Synopsis ______________________________________________________________________


Short CV _____________________________________________________________________




*Please enclose to your work:

I authorize that my work can be (yes/no):

transferred to other formats if it's necessary for presentation within the 
festival ________;

used in printed and online publucations, TV programs presenting Media 
Forum, full _______; fragments ________;

kept in MediaArtLab's archive ________.

Date _______________  Signature ____________________

Non-selected works won't be returned

Presentation programmes and conference

(Deadline:  May 10, 2005):

Papers and Programme'description Proposals

Please submit short abstracts (no more than 50 words) and description of 
organization or short CV (by e-mail 
<mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)

Contacts: MIFF, Media Forum

119019, 8a, Nikitskii Boulevard, 3rd,

("Internews" - for "MediaArtLab")

Tel.: +7 (095) 956-22-48

E-mail: <mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru

URL: <http://mediaforum.mediaartlab.ru/>http://mediaforum.mediaartlab.ru

Media Forum programme is to be published as part of the official XXVI 
Moscow International Film Festival Catalogue in Russian and English

Alexei Isaev, Art-Director (<mailto:newart at aha.ru>newart at aha.ru)

Konstantin Bokhorov, International Curator 
(<mailto:bororo at division.ru>bororo at division.ru)

Olga Shishko, Programs Curator 
(<mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)

Olga Selivanova, Coordinator of the Festival Program 
(<mailto:elka at sidor.ru>elka at sidor.ru) 

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