I heard about the onedotzero Adeventures in Motion festival a couple of weeks ago, and almost forgot it was happening this week. It’s running from tomorrow, Wednesday the 9th of September till Sunday the 13th of September at the BFI Southbank.
The festival is all about showcasing up-and-coming talent alongside leading creatives within the arts of digital animation, motion graphics, experimental shorts and music videos. They’ve got some amazing stuff going on, and I’m hoping to make my way down to the Southbank on at least one of these days.
For starters, there are a couple of movie screenings. On Friday there’s a preview of Pixar’s Up with a Q&A afterwards with director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera. I wish I found out earlier; I’ve been dying to see this movie, but it’s sadly completely sold out. On Saturday though there’s a screening of Mary and Max; I think I might have posted a trailer of it a while ago, but if you missed it here it is again:
It looks sweet, right? Next to the movie screenings there are also a couple of compilation programmes, showing a selection of short movies with a similar theme. I’m really interested in terrain, featuring 19 shorts:
terrain will take you on a journey traversing arresting moving vistas from directors who hail from a diverse spectrum of disciplines but who all share one common fascination – the myriad environments in which we dwell. from the extreme visual clutter of over-populated cities to the tranquility of rural panoramic plains as well as otherworldly imagined spaces.
Besides that there are also installations and innervisions, which are free to visit. Some of the installations look pretty cool, like an interactive music video lounge, and a huge projection on the National Theatre that lets you interact with the visual via handsets, text and Twitter.
The onedotzero Adventures in Motion festival runs from 09 September – 13 September at the BFI Southbank. To see the complete schedule, check out the onedotzero website.