The Official "First Film" Selections of the Machinima Expo 7

September 29, 2014 2:27 am



This year at the Machinima Expo 7, we chose to encourage filmmakers to submit their first machinima/animated film. We promised that if they finished their film and sent it in, we would set their film outside of the normal screening process and show the film as an “Official First Film Selection” of the Machinima Expo. We received 25 films from first time directors and, amazingly, 2 made our Jury nominated list, 8 made our Official Selection list and the 15 films listed below which will have their own separate First Films screening reel.  Some films are more accomplished than others, but for first films I think these directors did a very good job and in some cases an outstanding job in crafting these animations. 

Animation in any form is not easy and it takes work and patience to finish any animated film. We congratulation all of the First Time Directors for finishing their film and making it available for our Expo audience to screen. We hope the directors will learn something in the process and continue to explore their personal stories and imaginations through animation. 

[Our 2 Jury nominated first films were: Don't Worry I'll Do It by Jordan Wong & A Life With Aspergers by Jaime Ekkens. We have already listed these films in their respective category, so they won't be listed here. 

The 8 Expo Official Selection films that were first films are: That Bitch Becky by Rebecca Rochon, Gravedad O by Fernando Campos Mendoza, Any Witch Way by Sabrina Denault, Bigfoot and Baby by Kaitlyn Graziano, The Assassin's Dream by Kai, La Pornographie: Le Desir by Michel Ducerveau, The Vonarburg Co-Operative by Edwin Stowe and image by Youself Jafary]



The festival takes place on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 9am to 4pm (pacific) with a 1-hour break at noon (12pm pacific). The full slate of programming will be announced in the next week or so.

About The Machinima Expo

The Machinima Expo is a yearly film festival for machinima created by volunteers who are themselves machinima filmmakers and artists. Machinima (muh-shin-ih-muh) is a form of 3D animation made entirely inside of a real time engine. Now, when we say “engine”, we mean a video-game engine like World of Warcraft, Second Life or Half Life 2. These engines make it possible for users/players to capture their actions inside of the real-time 3D world and then edit them into animated scenes. This is machinima (machine + cinema). Read more...

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