[artinfo] VII MEDIA FORUM of the VIII MIFF, Moscow

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of the ïïVIII Moscow International Film Festival
June 23-26, 2006



>>MF programme 2006
>>>International Board
>>>>>Entry Form and contacts


Festival programme works submittion  deadline - May 20th 2006

Presentation programme and conference applications deadline - May 10st 2006

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

Organizers: MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture, Interfest
Location: Russian Cinematographers Union, Club Na Brestskoj, Moscow
Support: ANO Internews

Moscow International Film Festival
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 2006

1. Festival programme

During preparation to this year MEDIAFORUM Alexey 
Isaev (1960-2006), our ideological leader and theoretician, died.

This tragedy brought us to two immanent conclusions:

1. dedicate MEDIAFORUM 2006 to Alexey Isaev memory;

2. select as a theme for the Forum 
Autho(Ritarinost) because this was his last will.

Media-artist by the very order of things is 
placed in the state of auto(rhetarian) author.

First, as artistic personality generating its 
significant discourse, its self rhetoric. He 
automatically places itself in opposition to 
totality - to its material, to the viewer, to the 
society, to the critic, to the power, to the 
temporality, and to the space. Authorizing his 
conception he wins the fight with the context. 
Only charismatic, autonomous, despotic rhetoric 
rips the emptiness of distrust, indifference, 
apathy. To establish his authority and accomplish 
the influence of art the author glows with will, 
forth, self-esteem,  pretension; under this aegis 
he storm the heaven, shoot forward in a deep 
avant-garde. Only ambitious will be taken to the future (Victor Misiano).

Secondly, he joined with the tentacles of the 
power, i.e. with media. He manipulate with its 
manipulators. Media is rhetoric in itself; 
without authority of the author it escapes the 
grasp. Artist which rules them by the iron hand 
doubles authority, i.e. produce art.

The theme of the authority of media is as old as 
first experiments of 'guerilla video' of the 60-s 
but it haven't lost its actuality. The power 
reactualizes it again and again. Now is quite 
obvious that without total antagonism and 
authority of artist it's not possible interaction with unlimited.

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 screen"

4.     Multimedia shows

>>>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], Karlsruhe,Germany.
·         Kirill Razlogov - art director of MIFF, 
director of Russian Institute for Cultural Research, Russia
·         Kathy Rae Huffman - Director of Visual 
Arts at Cornerhouse, Manchester,UK
·         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, 2006):

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 XXVIII Moscow International Film 
Festival Catalogue in Russian and English

Olga Shishko, Programs Curator 
(<mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Konstantin Bokhorov, International Curator 
(<mailto:bororo at division.ru>bororo at division.ru)
Olga Selivanova, Coordinator of the Festival 
Program (<mailto:elka at sidor.ru>elka at sidor.ru) 

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