Mana Contemporary is proudly hosting Videoart.net’s 2011 Festival Kick-Off on Saturday, October 1st from 12pm – 6pm. Based in New York, Videoart.net facilitates an international online community of filmmakers and artists. A new state-of-the-art screening room has been established on the Sixth Floor of Mana Contemporary dedicated to Videoart.net’s mission of showcasing contemporary video art and experimental film.
The program will feature selections from Videoart.net’s 2010 inaugural film festival, in-person talks by participating video artists and Skype conferences with international and non-local artists. The evening will conclude with the official launching of the Videoart.net Blog which creates a forum for news and critical discourse relevant to the video art and experimental film community.
The Kick-Off is the first in a series of events in anticipation of Videoart.net’s 2011 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival screening on December 8th – 9th at Tribeca Cinemas, where Videoart.net’s festival premiered in 2010. Videoart.net has also previously screened selections at the Big Screen Plaza in Manhattan.