IMCFF 2010 movies revealed

Nicole Pion of the Independent Media Center has announced the following selections and artists that will engage, inform, and entertain during the second annual IMC Film Festival later this week. You can find detailed information posted on their Web site separately for Friday, February 5, Saturday, February 6, and Sunday, February 7, while the basic schedule can be found after the jump below. Both Friday and Sunday begin at 6 p.m. while Saturday commences at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Approximately 30 examples of features, shorts, music videos, and raw/found footage will be presented across the three days along with an installation performance designed by Matt HarsH and featuring DJ Belly, live accompaniment to the German Expressionist classic THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI by composer and filmmaker Vin Calianno, and an MC battle simulcast by the popular WRFU 104.5 FM program, “The Show.” Sponsors this outing include That’s Rentertainment, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, and the City of Urbana’s Public Arts Program, along with support from the Illinois Arts Council.

As a participating programmer of this year’s event with Nicole, Katy Vizdal, Brian Dolinar, and Laura Fuhrman, I personally thank everyone from Champaign, Urbana, the cities beyond, and other places in this great big world for submitting work. Now, make sure to come out to the IMC Film Festival and see what your friendly neighborhood filmmakers can do!

~ Jason Pankoke


IMC Film Festival
Independent Media Center
Urbana, Illinois
February 5-7, 2010

“The IMC is pleased to announce our second annual IMC Film Festival! This celebration of the art of cinematography will once again highlight local and regional artists, giving them an opportunity to share their work and connect with other artists, community members, and organizations. We’ve received a record number of submissions and expect a big turnout this year!” ~ Nicole Pion

Schedule of Films & Performances

Friday, February 5

6 p.m. “Healthcare on Film: Local and Global Perspectives”

CLOWNIN’ IN KABUL (2002) Dir. E. Balestrieri & S. Moser
SALUD (2006) Dir. Connie Field
Discussion Session led by The Gesundheit! Institute, IMC

9:15 p.m. “C-U on Film & Behind the Lens: Locally Produced Films”

CELESTE ABOVE (2009) Dir. Johnny Robinson
ON SEEKING LEVITY (2009) Dir. David Witzling
Burma footage by Danielle Chynoweth
A SERIES OF EXCHANGES (2009) Dir. Justin Jach
TE VERDE (2009) Dir. Greg Spero/Guia Rivera

10:30 p.m. “The Show” Live Simulcast from IMC Film Festival

feat. Ray Morales and MCs Blink Tha Boss, Rob Killa & Jay Moses

Saturday, February 6

7 p.m. “Local, Artistic, Independent Films”

ACT YOUR AGE (2009) Dir. Robin Christian
PRODIGAL (2009) Dir. Thomas Nicol
AS EVER, STAN (2009) Dir. Alex Schwarm
ABQ (2006-8) Dir. David Witzling
8 VIGNETTES (2008-9) Dir. Vin Calianno

9:30 p.m. Vin Calianno Live Musical Accompaniment

w/ THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) Dir. Robert Wiene

10:45 p.m. “More Independent Films”

THE BAY SWIMMERS (2009) Dir. Jesse Damazo
ROSWELL (1994) Dir. Bill Brown
MUSIC VIDEO FOR A POP SONG (2008) Dir. L. Ashwyn Collins

11:20 p.m. Matt HarsH & DJ Belly Live Music/Video Performance

Sunday, February 7

6 p.m. “People’s Potluck, People’s Documentaries”

Monthly People’s Potluck
Fred Hampton, Jr., video by Chicago Indy Media
UN POQUITO DE TANTA VERDAD (2007) Dir. Jill Freidberg
Discussion Session led by People’s Potluck, IMC

8:30 p.m. Democracy 101: G20 protest video by Chicago Indy Media

Nicole Pion
Outreach and Development Adviser
AmeriCorps CTC VISTA
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

[Updated 2/2/10, 8:30 p.m. CST]

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