X Media Forum: in the frame of iii Moscow International Film Festival

Organizers: Centre for art and culture MediaArtLab, MediaFest, Moscow
Venues: “October” Cinema hall, “GazGallery”, Central House of Cinema, “Era” Foundation

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 10 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. The programme was started in 2000 at an initiative of Aleksei Isaev, a well-known Russian media artist, curator and theorist of the new media, who founded and directed the Moscow MediaArtLab Centre.

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.

Event dates: 23-28 June 2009

Contact

MediaArtLab
Elena V. Rumyantseva, MediaArtLab program director
Nikitsky blvd, 12A, of. 736
119019, Moscow
Russian Federation

cell: + 7 (916) 358 67 52
Tel: + 7 (495) 291 88 93