On Tuesday March 24, 2009, at the Société des arts technologiques [SAT], Agence TOPO presented another edition of Makila Manifiesta, an evening of celebration, music and video screenings featuring the video artists of Makila coop, with guest DJs, in collaboration with Festivalissimo, the Montréal Spanish and Latino-American Film Festival.

Promising another extravaganza of image and sound, the media collective Makila presented its video manifesto, followed by the world première of the 5th Kalavera Deliciosa – a video cadavre exquis composed of 13 short clips – and a showcase of other short films. Then, dance the night away in true Makila style with special guest DJs Royal Air TOGO and El Nosotros!

This event marked another step in a cycle of creation and multimedia exploration with the support of Agence TOPO and National Institute of Image and Sound [INIS]. Since December 2008, a dozen of professional workshops in film and multimedia have open space to the multiple ways of interactive video manipulations in order to define how could a Kalavera 2.0 could take advantage of public participation, where the actual linear viewing would become arborescent.

Presented as part of a special event of http://www.festivalissimo.ca, the Spanish and Latin-American film festival, the evening also included the presentation of Makila.tv, Makila’s new web site designed by Agence TOPO, and WhoWeAre.ca , a web site produced by Kung fu Numerik and Turbulent with the support of the National film board of Canada (NFB). Makila also presented 3 short clips as part of Cineskuela, short interviews with film directors Ursula Bieman (Switzerland), Thavisouk Phrasavath (Laos – US) and Geneviève Perron (Québec). Members of the collective Makila, Diego Briceño and Ellen Tang also presented 3 short films of their project Frente Unido, based on the liberation theology in Latin-america.

This evening was presented as part of the 13th edition of Festivalissimo – http://www.festivalissimo.ca –, March 19 to April 5, 2009.

Voici quelques photos de la présentation de Makila à la SAT, le 24 mars dernier.

Présentation de CineskuelaPrésentation de la Kalavera Deliciosa par Diego Briceno
Présentation du site WhoWeAre.ca, par Karl-André St-Victor, de Kung Fu NumerikLa soirée s’est terminée avec les DJ de Royal Air Togo

Agence TOPO – http://www.AgenceTOPO.qc.ca benefits from the financial support – for the training and exploration workshops in collaboration with INIS – of the ministère de la Culture, des communications et de la condition féminine du Québec, and the Ville de Montréal through the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal 2008-2011. The MANIFIESTA series of screenings is supported by the SAT coproduction program.

Makila – http://www.makila.tv
MAKILA is a multimedia coop that aims to generate innovative and meaningful audiovisual content by exploring alternative models of production and distribution. MAKILA strives to create its work in an environment that nurtures creativity and collaboration, with a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability through the exploitation of evolving new media technologies.

Institut national de l’image et du son – http://www.inis.qc.ca
Festivalissimo – http://www.festivalissimo.ca
Société des arts technologiques – http://www.sat.qc.ca

For information :
TOPO – Michel Lefebvre – (514) 279-8676 – michel@agencetopo.qc.ca
MAKILA – Myriam Cloutier – (514) 995-0893 – coop@makila.tv

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