April 1, 2010

Local Filmmakers’ work to be screened at Experiments in Cinema v5.1 in Albuquerque

A selection of short experimental films by Bay Area filmmakers whose work screened in the festival’s edition last year will be part of the presentation on SF’s Experimental Film Scene that Isabel Fondevila, one of the directors and programmers of the Festival, will be giving at the 5th Edition of Albuquerque’s Experiments in Cinema on April 16.

The program will include films and videos by Sam Barnett, Paul Clipson, Tommy Becker, Zachary Epcar, Ariel Diaz and Zach Ianazzi.

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February 1, 2010

ATA Festival travels

Artists' Television Access will be presenting selections from the 2009 Film and Video Festival at two upcoming screenings:

February 20, 8pm

Millennium Film Workshop, New York

A selection of 12 short films and videos from the festival with works by Sam Barnett, Maarit Suomi- Vaananen, Friedl Von Groller, Carl Diehl, Ariel Diaz, Kerry Laitala, Tommy Becker, Zach Iannazzi, Chris Kennedy, Phillip Widmann, Laida Lertxundi and Martha Colburn.

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March 4 -7

La Enana Marron, Madrid, Spain

Festival shorts programs "Specters & Machines" & "Stories We Tell Ourselves" screen on March 4 & 5, and Other Cinema Digital titles "Rainbow Man" by Sam Green and "Sins of the Fleshapoids" by Mike Kuchar on March 6 & 7.

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If you know anyone in either city who loves underground film; tell them to come by!

September 1, 2010

Artists' Television Access Film & Video Festival announces its 2009 program

Artists' Television Access celebrates original, independent and underground film & video with the 4th ATA Film & Video Festival on October 21, 22 & 23, 2009.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- On Wednesday, October 21, the ATA Film Festival begins with a free workshop on experimental film exhibition and distribution, hosted by local experimental filmmakers and distributors. Visit to sign-up for this unique event.

On Thursday and Friday, October 22 & 23, ATA will screen two programs of short works: "Specters & Machines" and "Stories we tell ourselves." Both programs offer unique representations of the myriad facets of life and feature the work of local talents including Paul Clipson, Kerry Laitala, and Tommy Becker, and national and international filmmakers such as Maarit Suomi-Väänänen, Chris Kennedy, Laida Lertxundi and Martha Colburn.

Expect the ambiguous, the inexplicable, the beautiful, the consuming, the metaphysical, the discreet, as well as mental/sexual situations, postmodern feelings, the intersections between landscapes, gravity, politics, phantasmagoria, angels, and an ode to eternal sunshine. The screenings will be followed by musical performances and the announcement of ATA Audience Awards.

In addition, two installations by local artists will be presented in ATA's gallery: "Gaze," by Mary Franck, exploring new possibilities of speculation through digital technology, and "Trace," an Intervention by Rebecca Najdowski, focusing on thresholds of humankind and the natural world.

And finally, the ATA Window will project a selection of experimental shorts and innovative animations during the month of October. Pieces range from Jeejung Kim's sinister, ocular - --opened eye, closed i - i closed, eye opened-- - to Anna Geyer's glorious Ich bin ein junger Hupfer, a hand-manipulated color study accompanied by birdsong and yodeling.

ATA is at 992 Valencia at 21st Street. Doors open at 7pm every night. Screenings start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7-$10.

For complete information, festival trailer and questions with the filmmakers visit


Artists' Television Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program.