From Friday, September 24, 6:00 pm to Sunday, September 26, 4:30 pm all films in the New Media competition categories will be available for viewing in the AniMarket at the Apple Internet Station. The New Media films will also be available to view in the Arts Court Theatre at the above screening times. All Films Made for the Internet and Machinima films will be screened. Due to time constraints a selection of the Internet Series categories will be screened.

Programme:
Thursday, September 23, 1:00 pm (Arts Court Theatre)
Friday, September 24, 5:00 pm (Arts Court Theatre)
Sunday, September 26, 5:00 pm (Arts Court Theatre)
Running time: 89:12 mins.
SCREENING ORDER:
The Death of T [2004] Nathaniel Katz / USA / 1:00 
Brother Can You Spare a Job [2004] Tom Neely & Greg Saunders / USA / 7:10
Mr. Man in ‘Vacation' [2003] Steve Whitehouse / Canada / 5:00
Candy Venery [2004] Sergey Aniskov / Russia, USA / 2:30
Fake Science [2002] Michael Holochwost & Brian Mayberry / USA / 5:40
Deus Ex Machina [2004] Igor Coric / Serbia / 2:00
Speedos [2003] Sheldon Lieberman / Australia / 4:00
The Journey [2003] Friedrich Kirschner / Germany / 7:53
The Balloon Seller (El Vendedor de Globos) [2003] Ignasi Giro / 6:00
A Great & Majestic Empire [2003] Denis Cooney / United Kingdom / 5:00
Fantasy [2004] Kunio Kato / Japan / 2:30
Vertical [2003] Theodore Ushev / Canada / 4:16
Granny (Mummo) [2003] Tatu Pohjavirta & Mark Stahle / 6:40
Anna [2003] Katherine Kang / USA / 7:45 
The Meatrix [2003] Louis Fox / Freerange Animation / USA / 3:53
That's Where the Flood Levels Were in 1910 (L'inondation en 1910 était montée jusque là) [2004] 
Benoit Guillaume / France / 1:50
Doctor Who 'Scream of the Shalka' [2003] Steve Maher / United Kingdom / 4:00 min.
This Land [2004] Gregg Spiridellis & Evan Spiridellis / USA / 2:00
 
ANIMATION SHORT MADE FOR THE INTERNET

The Balloon Seller (El Vendedor de Globos) [2003]
Ignasi Giro Click here to view the film
Spain / Flash / 6:00
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

The very short story of a very small girl in a very big world…

Ignasi Giro has a degree in Applied Physics from the Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Spain. He is involved in all kinds of multimedia design and art expression and teaches Macromedia Flash at the University of Geneva.
   

Brother, Can You Spare a Job? [2004]
Tom Neely & Greg Saunders Click here to view the film
I Will Destroy You, The Talent Show / USA / Betacam SP / 7:10
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

A look at the underbelly of Bush's economy which juxtaposes a depression-era style with modern-day quotes from Presidential radio addresses.

Tom Neely is a painter, cartoonist and animator whose work has been featured in galleries in San Francisco and Los Angeles, magazines, literary journals, on album covers, rock posters and self-published comics. Greg Saunders is a systems administrator living in Los Angeles.
   

Candy Venery [2004] Click here to view the film
Sergey Aniskov
Russia, USA / Betacam SP / 2:30
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
2D computer

CANDY: crystallized sugar formed by boiling down sugar syrup. VENERY: the art, act, or practice of hunting.

Sergey Aniskov is an award winning animation visionary, former Moscow State Theater set designer, whose films have been featured in film festivals throughout the world. He attended college in Kansas City and became animation director at children's new media company Rumpus. He is Head of Animation for New York's Animation Collective.
   

Deus Ex Machina [2004] Click here to view the film
Igor Coric
Freelens Arts / Serbia / Flash / 2:00
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

Writer is losing his sanity.

Igor Coric graduated painting and after-graduate studies in drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. He won second place for animated film at the Low-fi Video Festival in Belgrade and he received awards for the best Flash, best animation, and best author at the ArtTech Festival 04 in Panchevo, Serbia.
   

Fantasy [2004]
Kunio Kato
Robot Communications, Inc. / Japan / Betacam SP / 2:30
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Pencil on paper, Flash

Based on the images of the five compositions by the famous Japanese music group "My Little Lover."

Kunio Kato studied at Tama Art University and joined Robot Communications, Inc. He now works for the animators' group “Robot Cage,” and creates animation cartoons of all kinds.
   

Granny (Mummo) [2003] Click here to view the film
Tatu Pohjavirta & Mark Stahle
Finland / Betacam SP / 6:40
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

After a heart attack granny finds new meaning to her lonely existence.

Tatu Phjavirta studied animation at the Turku Arts Academy. He is an animation director and an AV-freelancer in Helsinki.
   

The Meatrix [2003] Click here to view the film
Louis Fox
Freerange Animation / USA / Betacam SP / 3:53
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

A spoof on The Matrix highlighting the problems of factory farming.

Louis Fox graduated from film school and co-founded Free Range Graphics. His pioneering work in Flash technology has been seen by many millions of web users, and has been featured in dozens of top newspapers and TV news networks across the nation.
   

That's Where the Flood Level Were in 1910 (L'inondation en 1910 était montée jusque là) [2004]
Benoit Guillaume Click here to view the film
Delafarineenbloc / France / Betacam SP / 1:50
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Pencil on paper, 2D computer, Flash

A flood in an occidental city.

Benoit was born in a small french city, 27 years ago. Not a professional animator. He spends his free time making animated movies for the website "delafarineenbloc.free.fr", doing comics, filling drawing books. Most of his films can be seen at http://benoitguil.free.fr
   

This Land [2004] Click here to view the film
Gregg Spiridellis & Evan Spiridellis
JibJab Media Inc. / USA / Betacam SP / 2:00
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Cut-outs, Flash

George Bush and John Kerry battle for the hearts and minds of American voters in this 2004 election song parody.

The Spiridellis brothers started JibJab Media in 1999 to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunity for two guys in a Brooklyn garage to broadcast their animations worldwide using the Internet. Since then, millions of people have visited JibJab.com, over half a million have signed up for their newsletter, and the Spiridellis Brothers' work has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The Today Show, CBS Early Morning Show, CNN, Fox News and many more. The brothers' have also produced online advertising campaigns for Sony,
Kraft, Disney, Revlon, Cartoon Network and others. Gregg writes the words. Evan draws the pictures.
   

Vertical [2003] Click here to view the film
Theodore Ushev
National Film Board of Canada / Canada / Betacam SP / 4:16
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

Black humor combines with expressionistic graphics to illustrate the absurdity of a world that has lost all reason and is sliding towards ruin.

Theodore Ushev is a professional graphic designer, Flash animator, illustrator in a multimedia studio.
     
 
INTERNET SERIES

The Death of T [2004] Click here to view the series
Nathaniel Katz
USA / Betacam SP / 8:02
Clay

Based on a story by Alberto Giacometti in which he relates the days that he spent with his friend T prior to his death. Here T needs to be reminded that he is still alive.

Nathaniel Katz has a BFA with a focus in Painting and Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He is an art and computer art teacher at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts in the Bronx. He is the co-founder of the BronxBard, a bilingual Shakespeare theater company for Bronx youth.
   

Doctor Who 'Scream of the Shalka' [2003]
Steve Maher
Cosgrove Hall Films producing for BBCi / United Kingdom / Betacam SP / 15:00
3D computer, 2D computer

A reimagining of the classic sci-fi television series "Doctor Who" animated in webisodes to bring it to a whole new generation.

Steve Maher first worked with Cosgrove Hall Films becoming lead designer and art director on numerous productions including the multi-award winning 'Foxbusters' and 'Albie' series. He then became a full-time Producer with Cosgrove Hall.
   

Hank [2004] Click here to view the series
Igor Coric
Freelens Arts / Serbia / / 2:34
Flash

Hank is searching for an answer : are we alone if there's love in our heart?

Igor Coric graduated painting and after-graduate studies in drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. He won second place for animated film at the Low-fi Video Festival in Belgrade and he received awards for the best Flash, best animation, and best author at the ArtTech Festival 04 in Panchevo, Serbia.
   

Hotel [2004] Click here to view the series
Han Hoogerbrugge
Submarine / The Netherlands / Betacam SP / 50:00
Flash

A 10-part interactive series situated in a virtual hotel. The main character in the series is a comic artist.

Han Hoogerbrugge studied painting at the Rotterdam Art Academy. He created a website called Modern Living, where he published his static comic strips.
   

Mr. Man in 'Vacation' [2003] Click here to view the series
Steve Whitehouse
Whitehouse Animation / Canada / Betacam SP / 25:00
Flash

Mr Man tries to find happiness on an island in the sun … but his three-wheeled dog trio wants to come too.

Steve Whitehouse began in the music business until returning to school to continue drawing and learning the craft of animation. He has worked on numerous TV shows over the years including: Care Bears and Sam & Max (which he directed, earning him the Gemini for Best Animated Series).
   

The Shining in 30 Seconds, Re-enacted by Bunnies [2004]
Jennifer Shiman Click here to view the series
Angry Alien Productions / USA / Betacam SP / 0:30
Flash

30-second parody of the movie The Shining, re-enacted by bunnies.

Jennifer Shiman has an undergraduate degree in International Business and a graduate degree in Media Studies. She started a sole proprietorship Angry Alien Productions in 1998 and has produced many successful 30-second shorts.
   

Speedos [2003] Click here to view the series
Sheldon Lieberman
Bigfish.tv / Australia / DVD / 4:00
B. Animation Short Made for the Internet
Flash

Dr. David takes his son to meet one of his more eccentric patients, a meeting he won't soon forget …

Sheldon's career in animation began when he successfully produced animated stings for the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Triple J featuring large eyed manic 3d characters. Now, with Bigfish, he is fast paving the way in Australia for Flash animated productions designed for the web. His Internet series, Gefiltefish, has won ‘best web animation' at the 2003 and 2004 Australian Animation & Effects Awards, and received the ‘Peoples Choice Award' at the 2003 Brisbane International Animation Festival.

 

MACHINIMA  

A Great & Majestic Empire [2003]
Denis Cooney
UKM 27/7 / United Kingdom / Quicktime / 5:00
B. Machinima
3D computer

The story of a handfull of Stormtroopers on the most boring shift in the Galaxy who finally get some action.

Denis Cooney was born in Kent in the UK. Video games are his self-proclaimed “hobby since 1979.” ‘A Great and Majestic Empire' is from his first series of films.
 

Anna [2003]
Katherine Kang
Fountainhead Entertainment / USA / Betacam SP / 7:45
B. Machinima
Machinima

An enchanted wildflower struggles to survive the harsh realities of life on earth symbolic of the growth, survival and cycle of life.

Katherine Anna Kang studied philosophy and biology at UCLA and worked with id Software. She is President and chief creative force at Fountainhead Entertainment, a company specializing in machinima works.
 

Fake Science [2002]
Michael Holochwost & Brian Mayberry
Dead on Que Production Studios / USA / 35 mm / 5:40
B. Machinima
3D computer

A music video exploring the possible paths technology makes for us.

Mike "Keglunek" Holochwost and Brian "Buddy" Mayberry are native born Texans who, in high school, discovered that they both shared a knack and a interest for making movies. Together they created Dead on Que, their production studio. Fake Science won an award for best visual design at the 2002 Machinima Film Festival.
 

The Journey [2003]
Friedrich Kirschner
Germany / Betacam SP / 7:53
B. Machinima
3D computer

The story of the One who broke out of the dry river and looked beyond our borders…

Friedrich Kirschner attends the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart for audiovisual media. His numerous films have garnered recognition and awards including “Best Technical Achievement” at the Machinima Filmfest and finalists in the MakeSomethingUnreal Contest.