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of the XXVI Moscow International Film Festival
-> cinema -> television -> internet
in a new super ART REALITY SHOW
«C O N V E R S I O N»
june 23-26, Club na Brestskoy

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reality-show VS
ART Reality-SHOW

works that have not passed competitive selection
Schhh! Media Forum is coming!

Organizers: Interfest, MediaArtLab centre for art and culture
Russian Cinematographers Union, ClubnaBrestskoj, Moscow
ANO «Internews»

Media Forum organizers would like to express their gratitude to SKIP Media company, LenNauchFilm (Leningrad Science Film) studio, Gosfilmofond (State Film Foundation) and the State Center for Contemporary Art for their support of the project.

      ...and the winners are:     

Nomination Cinema/TV

1st Prize:
Bjorn Melhus
The Oral Thing
Germany, 2001

2nd Prize:
Viacheslav Mizin, Alexander Shaburov ("The Blue Noses Group")
Two Against the Russian Mafia
Russia, 2003

3rd Prize:
Evan Siebens (SEVEN)
Canada, 2003

Special Jury Prize
Shelly Silver
USA, 2003

Nomination Internet/Multimedia

Diego Bonilla
A Space of Time
Mexico, 2003

Prize giving ceremony at MEDIA FORUM 2004

«ART reality-show / Conversion»     

We bring forward a theme, ironic in essence (a trickster theme) which enables you to re-code any mass media message into a contemporary art work, be it cinema, video art, TV art or web-art.

ART reality-show is:
Reality itself and not reality manipulation
Ornaments of marginal culture
Opposition to traditional mass media
Original and spontaneous
A non-commercial product (at the moment of production)

The purpose of ART reality-show is to imprint everything on memory and keep in memory what mass media will not (alternative life and culture). ART reality show roots are 1920s documentary, 1960-70s TV experiments of Andy Warhol and others, the 60s chronicles (The Kitchen group).

      Festival Program'04     

Festival program «ART-reality show / Conversion»:
experimental films, TV-art, video art, CD-ROM-art, Internet-art

• Сinema:
converting stylistic and ideological cineforms into videoforms
• Internet:
conversion of social values of reality show in web-art projects

Presentation program:
informational retrospective screenings and special screenings
We invite the participation of festivals, distributive centres, media labs, archives, independent curators

The International Conference and round table «ART reality-show»

Multimedia shows «ART reality show»

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

      About Media Forum     

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 fifth 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.

      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
– Attache de Conservation of Video Archive at the Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, France
Jan Schuijren
– Curator, Amsterdam, Netherlands


MIFF, Media Forum
8a, Nikitskii Boulevard, 3rd,
(«Internews» - for «MediaArtLab»)
119019 Moscow

Tel.: +007 (095) 956-22-48

Alexei Isaev
, Art-Director
Olga Shishko
, Programs Curator
Alexandra Litvina
, International Coordinator
Olga Selivanova
, Coordinator