From October 4-13, 2013, downtown Titusville will host a Digital Arts Festival featuring International Short Films—with more than 90 award winning short films from over 30 countries over the 10 day festival. The films were curated and will be accompanied by Clifton Stewart, at Coventry University in the United Kingdom who brings an international festival sensibility representing many cultures and points of view. Stewart curates the film festival like an art exhibition, sourcing the work, inviting film makers to participate and programming a wide and varied week of international short films. Check out a listing of all the films with short descriptions here: http://artandalgorithms.com/film-schedules/
The International Short Film Festival is part of a larger festival when Titusville becomes a Digital Downtown showcasing Art & Algorithms–a 10-day arts event featuring the first-run films and holographic and lenticular imagery from the UK, select Florida digital artists, hands-on digital fun and large-scale 3-D digital mapping and projection.
The festival will bring together contemporaries in international digital arts from U.S. and Europe (first U.S. showings) within an interactive street party atmosphere. Highlights of the festival include:
— 3-D DIGITAL MAPPING– Action-packed, larger than life projection is the anchor entertainment during the opening and closing weekends of the festival. Imagine a large scale, three dimensional video on the side of a building in downtown Titusville.
— The Holographic and Lenticular Exhibit is a collection not available anywhere else in the United States. Coming here directly from the UK, this exhibit, called “Dystopia”, will be accompanied by Martin Richardson, who worked with rock star David Bowie on a most significant piece of innovative work which will be featured in the exhibition.
— Digital Artists from around Florida will display digital work on large screens. Several exhibiting artists will be on site to answer questions or intrigue festival goers with their concepts and processes.
Hands-on interactive activities, such as digital graffiti walls and beam your own art opportunities are planned. Special demonstrations by guest artists, international artist interactions, surprise street art and additional digital hands-on options are in planning stages.