Cosmic Flower Unfolding will receive the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver, BC!
The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Held each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world. The 2014 Canada International Film Festival will be held March 28th – 29th, 2014 at the beautiful Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver. This year’s Festival Program will showcase a wide variety of North American and International Feature Films to thought-provoking Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Experimental Films, Student Films, a Screenplay Competition, and more.
ABOUT DREAMS & DIVINITIES MEXICO
On the Spring equinox ( March 21st) of 2014, Liba W Stambollion and Gabriela Garza Padilla will launch a month-long exhibit of fiftyfour artists starting with a week of events. An eclectic range of International art from around the globe ranging from the Visionary Martina Hoffman to the Fantastic Zeljko Djurovic to the Surrealist Patrick McGrath Muñiz to the Indigenous Luis Eleazar Tamani Amasifuen (for Onayanti) will form one coherent exhibit of Spirit and Reflection.
Films, music, live painting, poetry and a blessing for Peace, for balance and for Love will take place from Friday the 21st to Wednesday the 26th of March. The exact schedule will be out in late December but count on Alex Sastoque for live painting, Carrie Ann Baade for a presentation, Vincent Gallet with his documentarry “Following Dreams & Divinities” , Michel Roudnitska for a multi sensorial event and Axel Lecourt for World Music.
My film has been selected to screen at the Byron Bay International Film Festival later this month!
In 2014, the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) celebrates its eighth year over 10 glorious days across 5 venues from Friday 28 February to Sunday 9 March. BBFF is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films. It’s a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film. In 2013 BBFF provided attendees with the opportunity to see 135 brilliant films never before screened on our shores and screened over 220 films from more than 40 countries with a program comprised of feature films, documentaries, animation and short films that support and celebrate local and international cinema.Cosmic Flower Unfolding has been selected to screen at the Byron Bay International Film Festival
Launching in 2005, the BBFF has established a reputation for showcasing a range of films with an emphasis on content that seeks to raise social, cultural and environmental awareness. Locating the festival within Australia’s largest regional film hub, BBFF attracts industry folk, artists, film buffs, local residents and tourists with a program that caters to these different audiences, offering Adults Only sessions, Family sessions and screening works that celebrate our local community, its values and environment. The festival’s series of awards recognise excellence in film for such categories as features, shorts, documentary, music videos and animation and has been recognising fresh talent since its inception with the Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year Award which is judged by Film Critic Peter Thompson.
Byron Bay’s beautiful location, renowned for its beaches and rainforests, provides one of the most unique backdrops for a film festival along with a community renowned worldwide for its focus on style and innovative design, green values, and multicultural creativity.
“Tribocycle” was created by using raw footage from my previous film “Triboluminescence” and is designed as a looping movie for large scale projections and installations.
I had a blast working on this collaboration with Michael Garfield. We mutually agreed that our work was on the same wavelength and could merge into something amazing. I proposed doing an animation collaboration using a collection of our drawings and paintings as the base. Michael’s music and a beautiful rant on evolution set the tone for the animation…
Music by Michael Garfield - michaelgarfield.net
“International Club (feat. Tourmaline Todd)” | “Evolution and Improvisation”
Animation by Ben Ridgway - benridgway.com
Art by Michael Garfield and Ben Ridgway
Available in 4k (2160p), 1080p, 720p
“Evolution and improvisation: we talk about them as if they’re two different things, but really, “everyone knows” that evolution is a blind process that relies upon the generation of variation.
In the sense that we can call it a computer or a learning process, or a dynamic living system, the evolutionary process itself adjusts in its expression to changing environments and changing relationships between the so-called products of the evolutionary process, which – really, you can’t separate the process from the products because we are evolution, in the sense that evolution is understood as the full body of life over time.
So at any given moment we are performing it, it is expressing itself through us, but we shouldn’t understand any of the things that life does as separate from what we are. What we do and what we are are, at least as I understand it, philosophically identical. “
I am very pleased to announce that my film “Ad Infinitum” will be playing at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) as part of the Avant-Garde Animation program!
DETROIT FILM THEATRE
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 05, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 05, 2014 – 2:00 PM