VISUAL MUSIC ON THE BIG SCREEN
14-18 MARCH 2007, LONDON
“A splendid five day celebration of the convergence of the visual and musical arts.”
After its huge success last year, Addictive TV are very pleased to announce that visual music festival Optronica is back. The hybrid of music festival and film festival will take place from March 14th -18th 2007 at the British Film Institute’s IMAX cinema and the newly renovated National Film Theatre complex, which re-opens as BFI Southbank early next year.
Brain-child of audiovisual artists Addictive TV, Optronica explores the fusion of music and visuals, and features live audiovisual performances, screenings, talks, workshops and related special presentations over the 5 days. The festival is presented as part of the PlayStation Season and is organised by new-media curators Cinefeel alongside Addictive TV in partnership with the British Film Institute.
The 2007 line-up will be as exciting and eclectic as the first year with a whole host of respected well known film-makers, music acts and audiovisual artists all exploring different aspects of the audio/visual genre, showing how today the long traditional of visual-music has expanded to include a wide range of styles and practices. Full line-up will be announced very very soon – so watch this space!! But there will be at least three World premieres and four UK premieres ! :o)
For the Optronica On Screen cinema programme, the open call for submissions brought in hundreds and hundreds of submissions by the sack-load from all four corners of the world! And curators Cinefeel are currently going through them.
MORE INFO TO FOLLOW SOON..!