The ATA Film & Video Festival
The ATA Film & Video Festival is dedicated to celebrate and support underground film exhibiting every year 2 original ensembles of short works by emerging and established film and video artists from all over the world.
The festival also includes installations in our Mission District storefront gallery, a reception for the filmmakers, and workshops.
Throughout the year, work from the festival is broadcast to the San Francisco community on ATV, ATA's weekly cable-access television show, and screened in other national and international venues.
Out of the hundreds of films submitted to the festival, a first selection of films is presented to a diverse panel of local filmmakers, curators and ATA staff. After sessions of viewings and discussion, the panel ranks them and 4 thematic sections are assembled from the best-ranked.
The festival has traveled to different venues over the years!
- 2007 - La Enana Marron, Madrid
- 2008 - Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
- 2008 - 700IS Reindeerland, Iceland
- 2008 - CINE FANTOM CLUB, Moscow
- 2008 - Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco
- 2010 - Millennium Film Workshop, NYC
- 2010 - La Enana Marron, Madrid
- 2010 - Microwave International Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong
Contact us if you'd like the festival to screen in your city. firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Directors and Programmers are Shae Green and Isabel Fondevila. They have been ATA volunteers since 2000 and 2003 respectively. Auri Jackson will join us again this year along with newest team member Linda Scoobie. Kelly Pendergrast will be scouting for film submissions while abroad. The festival is also possible thanks to the hard work and commitment of all ATA volunteer staff members.
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