Machinima and iam8bit are teaming up to bring some of the best in interactive filmmaking at the Machinima Interactive Film Festival that’s taking place from November 30th to December 8th at the iam8bit Studios in Los Angeles. This Examiner will be attending premiere night and will report directly about the happenings of the evening including the most ‘interactive’ films. The preview clip up at the Machinima site teased footage from what seemed a real-life Super Mario Bros., an actor closely resembling Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series, and a Lego farm. It’ll be a creative blast that draws on videogames and other mediums for a unique cinematic experience. To quote from Machinima directly:
Machinima and iam8bit have teamed up to create the MACHINIMA INTERACTIVE FILM FESTIVAL, a 10-day online and offline exhibit, which shines a light on the hard-working filmmakers and animators at the forefront of this unprecedented cultural shift in online video media.
OPENING NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
8 to 11pm
FREE ADULT BEVERAGES!
FREE FOOD TRUCKS!
Even more FREE stuff (shirts, stickers, etc.)
…and DJ R-Rated spinning tunes
Running from November 30 – December 9, the Machinima Interactive Film Festival (or MIFF, as it’s fondly referred to) is a massive collaboration between Machinima, iam8bit, and some of the best and brightest filmmakers and animators on YouTube.
iam8bit will exhibit the whole entertainment experience at their studios in Los Angeles throughout that week, while Machinima promotes the content online via MachinimaInteractiveFilmFestival.com, the website that will become the main hub page starting December 1 for the festival and its content.
Included within the online element will be a fan voter-generated experience, allowing anyone to vote on their favorite piece of MIFF content throughout the week. Voting using the hashtag #MIFF will enter voters into a contest for a chance to win one of three HP workstations (approximately $5k value) or a 12-month Adobe Cloud membership (approximately $600 value), courtesy of the new film “Waiting for Lightning” (available in theaters and for download on December 7). The winner will be announced on December 14.
The content will be presented in 6 different categories, including:
Action / Drama Live Action
Comedy – Live Action
Action/Drama – Animation
Comedy – Animation
And will include top YouTube creators, such as Reckless Tortuga (YouTube.com/RecklessTortuga), Kootra (YouTube.com/Kootra), Zoochosis (YouTube.com/Zoochosis), Mondo Media (YouTube.com/MondoMedia), and Nerdist (YouTube.com/Nerdist).
RSVP via miff.splashthat.com
Or check out MachinimaInteractiveFilmFestival.com throughout that week to witness the exclusive, original, and never before seen content, and make sure to follow the action on Twitter, hashtag #MIFF.