Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen,

welcome to the mamachinima international festival 2010.

After a succesful start in 2009, we can now state that the MMIF is here to stay!

Looking back with fond feelings on the MMIF 2009, starting on one sim that was filled with 98 avatars for over 6 hours - trying to watch 43 films, people arriving 5 hours early ánd a group of griefers that sat down and watched the films with us - what can I say, those that managed to attend will agree with me: we were there and wrote history! You can tell your children and grandchildren: I WAS THERE !

My one and only goal with the MMIF is to create a serious platform for machinima, a festival in which we can show our best work and share it with the world. I believe in machinima, and I believe that the MMIF brought us machinimatograpers closer together, and created a community. Machinima is conquering the world rapidly, the regular festivals are embracing machinima, discovering us - and for what we are, we are...pioneers. The MMIF is claiming its place amongst the festivals of the world! MMIF2010 slots were filled within a week, and the day set for the MMIF2011 is: February 19, 2011 - so write that date down and keep an eye on MMIF.org - the website that keeps us all up to date. Thank you, Ze Moo, for all your work. I want to welcome Amsterdam !! This is - of course - a mixed reality event, and apart from Second Life and Amsterdam Planetart joining forces, this festival is streamed on the internet. I special word of thanks for Malburns Writer and AviewTV's LaPiscean Liberty! Many people volunteered their time and best skills, and Lindenlab sponsored these 4 wonderful sims, and the build you see is done by Emily Hifeng and Claus Uriza - the Pop Art Lab people that organised the afterparty too! Please go to MMIF.org for details about the stream and live images of Amsterdam venue. A special word of thanks to security and operators, and V-Max for the wonderful video-caleidoscope above the sims. Warm thanks to Judi Newall, TributeTim Kwak, Jessica Lyon, Sophia Yates, without you guys I could not have done this.
Before we start with the first film, I want to explain how we will run this festival. Each hour is hosted and operated by different machinima people, each giving their own touch to this event. Your hosts of the evening are: Blue Linden, Toxic Menges, Pooky Amsterdam, Rysan Fall, Draxtor Despres, Poid Mahovlich, Paisley Beebe, Evie Fairchild, CodeWarrior Carling, Lauren Weyland, Phaylen Fairchild. The hosts will use voice, and invite the filmers on stage when their film starts. Feel free to use chat (thank you Chase Marellan for installing chatbridge) - please do not use voice or noisy gestures. Contact the concierges for questions. Download quicktime if you cannot see the films, for this to work you have to log out of SL first - so hurry hurry and come back. Toggle your video player before you contact the concierges for help. Concierges are: Diana Renoir, Ronon Carver and Menolly Riederer.
After the festival, all films and introductions will go on a MMIF2010 playlist on: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChantalHarvey
- and will be shown inworld at several locations, which i will showcase in my picks in profile, and in my blog.
A warm word of thanks to all the people that made this festival into what it is:
the machinima festival that brings us all together!
So without any further to do: I give the microphone to Blue Linden and Toxic Menges, who will now start the MMIF2010!!!

Judi Newall and Chantal Harvey at MMIF2010
- picture by Delphina Splash.
How to thank everybody that was involved, I cannot find the words.
Will post the opening speech on this blog asap.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

MMIF2010 ---- opening Sims now.

We just openened 2 MMIF audience sims in Second Life. Still testing media, audio, light, props, - so come on over and get the festival feel!
The SLurls you see underneath this picture will take you directly to the entrance of the public seating areas.
See you there!!!
and

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MMIF 2010 hosts.

It s official, these are the MMIF2010 hosts:

11 am - noon : Blue Linden and Toxic Menges
Noon - 1 pm : Pooky Amsterdam
1 pm - 2 pm: Draxtor Despres and Chantal Harvey
2 pm - 3 pm: Poid Mahovlich and Paisley Beebe
3 pm - 4 pm: Evie Fairchild and CodeWarrior Carling
4 pm - 5 pm: Lauren Weyland
5 pm - 6 pm: Phaylen Fairchild

And here it is: the 4 MMIF2010 sims that will host the festival on February 20, 2010.
http://MMIF.org for news, and soon for SLurls too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Officiall Press Release out now !!

Avatars starring at global film festival MMIF 2010


MMIF 2010
MaMachinima International Festival
Saturday Feb. 20th , 2010
MMIF sims (SL) + Planetart, Amsterdam (NL)

‘MMIF 2010' is the second edition of an annual film festival in 3D cyberspace with a screening in physical space ('RL'). A seven hour movie marathon with a two hour afterparty. MMIF 2010 can also be followed on the web via live stream broadcasts.

The MMIF is a celebration of ‘Machinima’: a new cinematic art form, created with virtual worlds and video games. On 3D Internet platforms like Second Life, any kind of movie sets can be build for very low costs. The MMIF aims to bring machinima to a wider audience, online – and offline. Machinima artists from all over the world are present in real time at the virtual MMIF Theatre. They present over 50 short films and have talks with other machinimatographers and an international audience.

Audience in Amsterdam can follow the MMIF event projected live on a big screen at the Planetart Medialab Artspace. They can bring their own laptop computers to interact with the show on the big screen. Free wireless Internet and electricity is provided. No entrance fee at Planetart, however tickets are required - reservations must be made via email. Details at http://MMIF.org

The MMIF is a volunteer-run non-profit collaboration of MaMachinima with Planetart, UrbanResort, Meta.Live.Nu, Pop Art Lab, VMax, Ystreams.TV, Metaworld Broadcasting, MetaMeets, Gallery Fermate, and many volunteers. MMIF 2010 is financed by donations and gifts. Virtual land sponsored by Linden Lab. The MMIF was initiated by the Dutch Film maker Chantal Harvey.

MMIF 2010 info, promo video, full programme, live streams, contact and latest updates and changes at http://MMIF.org



MMIF 2010 ARTISTS:

Gala Charron - Ogogoro - Lainy Voom - Draxtor Despres - Bryn Oh - Rohan Fermi - Toxic Menges - Tara Yeats - Phaylen Fairchild - Pooky Amsterdam & Russell (Rosco) Boyd - Poid Mahovlich - CodeWarrior Carling - Evie Fairchild - Graham Miami - Kronos Kirkorian - Osprey Therian - Chaffro Schoonmaker - SaveMe Oh - Dulci Parx - Chatnoir Studios - Paisley Beebe - Rysan Fall - Sol Bartz (phil Rice) - Rocksea Renegade - Cisko Vandeverre – Nitwacket (Pyewacket Bellman) - Chantal Harvey - Lowe Runo - Pia Klaar - Al Peretz - Halden Beaumont - Kolor Fall - Binary Quandry - spyVspy Aeon - Animatechnica - Miles Eleventhauer - Lizsolo Mathilde - Delgado Cinquetti - L1aura Loire - Iono Allen - Pyewacket Kazyanenko - Fort Knight - Luca Lisci - Larkworthy Antfarm - Beans Canning - Gtoon Jun - Tutsy Navarathna - Hadji Ling - Colemarie Soleil - Xineohp Guisse - Lorin Tone - Ian Friar - Suzy Yue - Claus Uriza / Emily Hifeng – Meta Lord, and others.



MMIF 2010 TIMES:
Saturday 20th of February
19:00 CET (= SL 10 am PST) - DOORS OPEN
20:00 CET (= SL 11 am PST) - Opening ceremony + Machinima film screenings
03:00 CET (= SL 6 pm PST) - THE END + After party online in SL



PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Planetart Medialab Artspace
Wibautstraat 150
1091 GR Amsterdam (NL)

VIRTUAL LOCATION:
MMIF 1, 2, 3, 4
Second Life
Teleport links via http://MMIF.org

Monday, February 8, 2010

MMIF on scedule

The inworld build in SecondLife is going full steam (ty Pop Art Lab), media challenges are being solved (ty LaPiscean Liberty and Thoth Jantzen), and we are now accepting machinima's that will be shown during the extra-special afterparty.
If you would like to show your work, or know of anybody that would be interested, please contact me at info - at - mamachinima.eu
http://MMIF.org

Friday, February 5, 2010

3D Machinima in MMIF 2010

Pyewacket Kazyanenko just confirmed the fact that her MMIF entry is a 3D machinima.
So, make sure you have your 3 D specs ready when you visit the festival!

MMIF 2010: 54 Machinimatographers announced.

Gala Charron/Tamara Russell
Ogogoro
Lainy Voom/Trace Sanderson
Fort Knight
Bryn Oh
Rohan Fermi/C.D.Schulz
Toxic Menges
Phaylen Fairchild
Pooky Amsterdam & Russell (Rosco) Boyd
CodeWarrior Carling & Evie Fairchild
Graham Miami
Kronos Kirkorian
Osprey Therian/Vivian Kendall
SafeMe Oh
Evie Fairchild
Chatnoir Studios
Pyewacket Bellman
Dulci Parx
Rysan Fall
Suzy Yue
Rocksea Renegade
Cisko Vandeverre
Pyewacket Bellman (Nitwacket)
Chantal Harvey
Lowe Runo
Pia Klaar
Halden Beaumont/Hugo de Almeida
Binary Quandry
Kolor Fall/Patrick Faith
spyVspy Aeon
Animatechnica
Lizsolo Mathilde
Delgado Cinquetti
L1aura Loire/Lori Landay
Iono Allen
Pyewacket Kazyanenko
Luca Lisci/Vive Voom
Tara Yeats
Lorin Tone
IceAxe Alphaville/Ian Friar
Osprey Therian
Poid Mahovlich
Xineohp Guisse
Colemarie Soleil
Hadji Ling/Miguel Moreira
Beans Canning/Kate Fosk
Gtoon Jun/Ricky Grove
Tutsy Navarathna
Al Peretz/Alfonso Kohn
Miles Eleventhauer/Gene Williams
Chaffro Schoonmaker
Paisley Beebe
Draxtor Despres/Bernard Drax
Larkworthy Antfarm
Sol Bartz/Phil Rice

Breaking News! MMIF gets 4 sims

Thanks to Lindenlab sponsoring 4 full sims to the MMIF Festival, we will be able to invite 4 x the amount of ppl we had last year.
I keep getting im's from excited machinimatographers and friends, and you know...they are right.
MMIF 2010 will be an event that is not to be missed!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MMIF 2010 PROMO - Chantal Harvey

video

Last years promo was made by CodeWarrior Carling. A festival needs a new promo every year, not trowing the 2009 MMIFpromo overboard - but moving on from that one to something new. I will always keep the audio, it haunted me for 12 months -and it is for keeps.

Thanks Code, and ty Flimsey Freenote for letting me film at your machinima location.

And, ty Ze Moo - for creating and mantaining the http://mmif.org/ website.

MMIF 2010 Festival Logo

http://mmif.org/ website will show updates.

http://twitter.com/Mamachinima and http://mamachinima.blogspot.com/ will be showing short newslinks. I will try to blog daily.


Did I mention that Phil (Overman) Rice has entered too?


* MMIF machinima festival takes place on February 20th, 2010. *

MMIF Mamachinima festival News

Due to extra (and extra-ordinary) submissions, we are now extending the festival with one extra hour:

MMIF goes from 6 to 7 hours
February 20, 2010
11 am sl time - 6 pm sl time
CET 20.00 till 03.00

Afterparty showing machinima too, and live music:
6 pm - 8 pm sl time
CET 03.00 - 05.00

PROMO 2010:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3MqfIKNy-E
http://www.vimeo.com/9137479

Monday, February 1, 2010

MMIF participants known

The MMIF 2010 now has 52 machinima's entered by...52 machinimatographers. http://MMIF.org will keep you updated.

A very warm welcome to:

Gala Charron/Tamara Russell
Ogogoro
Lainy Voom/Trace Sanderson
Fort Knight
Bryn Oh
Rohan Fermi/C.D.Schulz
Toxic Menges
Phaylen Fairchild
Pooky Amsterdam & Russell(Rosco)Boyd
CodeWarrior Carling
Graham Miami
Kronos Kirkorian
Osprey Therian/Vivian Kendall
SafeMe Oh
Evie Fairchild
Chatnoir Studios
Pyewacket Bellman
Dulci Parx
Rysan Fall
Penumbra Carter
Rocksea Renegade
Cisko Vandeverre
Nitwacket - Pyewacket Bellman
Chantal Harvey
Lowe Runo
Pia Klaar
Halden Beaumont/Hugo de Almeida
Binary Quandry
Kolor Fall/Patrick Faith
spyVspy Aeon
Animatechnica
Lizsolo Mathilde
Delgado Cinquetti
L1aura Loire/Lori Landay
Iono Allen
Pyewacket Kazyanenko
Luca Lisci/Vive Voom
Tara Yeats
Lorin Tone
IceAxe Alphaville/Ian Friar
Osprey Therian
Poid Mahovlich
Xineohp Guisse
Colemarie Soleil
Hadji Ling/Miguel Moreira
Beans Canning/Kate Fosk
Gtoon Jun/Ricky Grove
Tutsy Navarathna
Al Perez
Miles Eleventhauer/Gene Williams
Chaffro Schoonmaker
Paisley Beebe
Draxtor Despres/Bernard Drax
Larkworthy Antfarm