VDB at the National Media Market

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The Video Data Bank is delighted to announce our participation at the National Media Market & Conference (NMM), held October 7th-11th in Indianapolis! NMM is the world’s only dedicated event for library media acquisitions and media professionals. The National Media Market & Conference highlights the best media content and services for media libraries, and provides professional development to address constantly evolving issues for content acquisition, access, and promotion.

If you are planning on attending the conference, come see us in Suite #609! VDB’s Distribution Manager Zach Vanes, and Marketing and Development Manager Emily Eddy will be in attendance and available for meetings. Contact Emily at emily@vdb.org, and Zach at zach@vdb.org.

Camilo Restrepo: Conversations at the Edge

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018, 6pm

VDB artist Camilo Restrepo will be presenting his work at Conversations at the Edge on Thursday, September 20th. Originally from Colombia and now working in Paris, France, Camilo’s awarding winning works surround political struggle, violence, oppression, and protest.

The program will include La Bouche (2017), Cilaos (2016), La impresión de una guerra (2015), and Tropic Pocket (2011). A conversation with the artist will follow the program.

Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today. CATE is organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.

Video Data Bank at Projections NYFF!


Projections at New York Film Festival: October 4th-7th, 2018.

Two artists from the VDB collection have been selected for the 56th New York Film Festival’s Projections program: Sky Hopinka and Steve Reinke! VDB Executive Director Abina Manning will be in attendance during Projections.

Sky Hopinka will screen his new title, Fainting Spells. This new short work will have its world premiere as part of Program 3: Trips to the Interior.

Steve Reinke will be screening a new video work made in collaboration with the 57th Venice Bienniale’s Welsh Pavilion artist James Richards, entitled What Weakens the Flesh is the Flesh Itself. This forty-minute experimental video will have its U.S. premiere as part of Program 5: Persistent Analogues.

Check out the full festival program list here.

Projections presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.

Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (FSLC Director of Programming) and Aily Nash (independent curator). Shelby Shaw is Program Coordinator. Thomas Beard (FSLC Programmer at Large) and Rachael Rakes (FSLC Programmer at Large) serve as Program Advisors. Projections is sponsored by MUBI.