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F e s t i v a l & C o n f e r e n c e


>>  festival program

>>>  conference program

>>>>  about participation

MEDIA FORUM (June 22-27, 2001)
Organizers: ´Interfestª, Center for Media Art and Culture ´MediaArtLabª
The sites of Media Forum: Cinema theater "Illusionî, All-Russian State
Library of Foreign Literature, Central Manage

This is the second year when Media Forum is organized in the frame of
the Moscow International Film Festival, and, as the result of the
acceptance of the role of new media in audiovisual art and culture, it
was immediately introduced in the official program of MIFF and offers
special accreditation to the guests, participants and journalists who
are over 300.

This forum is the first event of such a scale in Russia, and it reveals
a new sight at the world of new media culture and new screen
technologies to the professionals, viewers and critics. The task of
Media Forum is to show the connection between traditional and modern
branches of screen culture, the impact of technological innovations on
visual arts.

This year Media Forum includes the following parts:

i. Festival program * "MultiVideo" International festival of video art.
Videos based on synthesis of different genres and technics are in
priority. ´CyberMovieª Festival of Internet art projects associated
with new forms of screen shows on the web. * ´Telepresence by
Extensionª Special program where the most popular for the moment mass
media TV meets the advanced new media art. Different forms of their
mutual appropriation will be welcome.

ii. Presentational programs * ´Montage of Attractionsª Representation
of interactive screen art which reflects inter-relations between
avant-garde cinema concepts and trends in development of new media art
* Retrospective showings of world video art masterpieces from
international collections * Presenattion of Anthology of Russian video
art, project by MediaArtLab

iii. The International Conference "Access to Excess" in the frame of
the Media Forum of the XXIII Moscow International Film Festival, June
24-26, 2001

The core problem of the conference: how to organize effectively the
process of cultural and historical of media art content under the
present conditions of information over-production. Among participants
of the conference organized in collaboration with the All-Russian State
Library of Foreign Literature are supposed to be representatives of
media art centers and archives, festivals, project runners and
researchers from Eastern and Western Europe, America, Asia and Russia.

The conference will highlight several basic problems of media art
collections and events development:

* Effective models of distribution and promotion of media art Curators
of media art collections, organizers of media art festivals,
presentational and educational programmes, initiators of online
resources on media art on the Internet from different countries will
present their projects, share experience, and discuss different
problems related to searching for adequate and effective ways of
presentation of new forms of digital arts and the use of new
technologies in the process of distribution and promotion.

* Methods and policy in the field of preservation of media art works
The actuality of the problem of preservation of media art works has
grown during the last years. Itís derived from the fact that media art
works, especially produced in analogue formats, start to lose their
quality quite soon since the time of their production. The basic
aspects of the problem are: appropriated formats of the storage of
media art works, preservation and restoration of media art works,
transference to other, different from an original one, formats,
conservation of network and Internet based art projects.

* Intellectual property and copyright in the era of digital economy How
artists, curators, and other professionals, from one side, and
audience, from the other, can benefit in "the era of digital
reproduction" from the use of advanced, first of all, Internet

* Online databases: architecture, content development, platforms for
integration Experience and perspectives of development of online
archives and museums of media art, as well as other related information
resources. Database as a network project.

__III Moscow International Film Festival 2001
Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is held since 1959 and year
by year it has been becoming one of most respectable and prestigious
film-forums in the world. In 1973 MIFF was registered by international
Federation of Film-producers associations (FIAPF) as the ´Aª class
alongside with film festival in Berlin, Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy
Vary and Venice.


f e s t i v a l

Art works

on CD ROMs INTERNET art projects: URLs

Total prize 8 000 - 10 000 $
+++special prize

Deadline: May 1, 2001
Selected art works will be presented at Media Forum, included in the
catalogue of the XXIII MIFF.

Entry form: 1. Name, family name, nationality, telephone/fax, address
and e-mail of the author (group) 2. Title of work, year and place of
production 3. Technology, original format 4. Submitted format 5.
Synopsis 6. Short CV *Please enclose to your work: I authorize that my
work can be (yes/no): a. transferred to other formats if it's necessary
for presentation within the festival________; b. used in printed and
online publications, TV programs presenting Media Forum, full_______,
fragments________; c. kept in MediaArtLab's archive________.
Date_____________ Signature____________________

Non-selected works won't be returned


c o n f e r e n c e

Papers and Workshop Proposals

Please submit short abstracts (no more than 50 words) and short CV by

Deadline: April 20, 2001

Alexei Isaev, Director Olga Shishko, Programs Curator Tatiana
Gorucheva, International Coordinator Olga Rumiantseva, PR Manager

MediaArtLab 20, Bersenevskaya Nab., 109072 Moscow Russia
Tel.: 007 095 959 17 05
Tel./Fax: 007 095 950 09 92

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