Streaming Festival 9th edition 9 to 14 Dec. 2014The video art organization VisualContainer hosted this edition’s official opening at their project space The [.BOX] in Milan, Italy with a program including new works from Apotropia David Zijlstra and Donato Arcella
What happened this year?
Unlike the last three editions, this time there was neither a 2D nor a Sound program, due to the festival’s website overhaul. However, the Sound program might return in 2015.
The regular program consisted of six different streams holding around 170 films. For the first time at the Streaming Festival there were more fiction/features than experimental films.
What’s new on the site?
The Streaming Festival website was redesigned, cleaned up and reorganized. New features were added for both artists and viewers, for example the possibility to comment on a work, favorite or bookmark them and to connect directly with an artist.
The intention is to make communication and feedback between platform and audience easier.
Also added to the website is a download page where you can find logo’s, posters and the flyers we used over the last 9 years.
Streaming Festival 8th edition 1 to 15 Dec. 2013On the 30th of November the 8th edition of the Streaming Festival will start off the at two offline locations, Het Nutshuis in The Hague and Boonika in Zagreb, Croatia.
What happened this year?
A very exciting sound program was presented, including soundpieces, noise, silence and music from artists from all over the world.
This program was available here on the Streaming Festival website, but also played daily on the radio station Intergalactic FM.
On a visually oriented festival, there were unconventional and underground video art. This edition selected more than 180 directors/artists to present their works. Lastly, the 2D exhibit showed photographs, designs and paintings from young & upcoming, as well as established artists. After the brawl between sound and visual programs, this exhibit can be called the calm after the storm.
Streaming Festival 7th edition 1 to 9 December 2012Exploring television on the internet with six video art channels
Instead of making use of the many internet possibilities for displaying art, we chose to present this editions film and video’s in six channels. Which works basically just like television. These six channels were simultaneously streamed, and looped for the whole duration of the festival. Each channel was approximately between 1.5 and 2 hours long.
With this different approach, the festival hopes to bring back the element of surprise, and stimulate the discovery of new works of art that otherwise might have been missed.
Obviously we want to keep all visitors happy, and therefore made this editions films also accessible on-demand on the pages of the artists.
In addition to the video art streams, the 7th edition also showed Sound and 2D.
Opening at the Nutshuis
Experimental film, underground docs and video art from the 7th edition which will be unleashed on the big screen in the Nutshuis vault. Alongside this visual extravaganza, our friends from Intergalactic FM will drop by to provide music, noise and soundtracks.
And they will bring several guests to mix things up, including:
Streaming Festival 6th edition 1 to 18 December 2011Video art, Sound art and 2Dimensional art
The Streaming Festival is a non-profit project created to encourage the understanding of audio-visual art. Naturally, the artists’ viewpoints differ from one another, whether in their subjects or in the way they created their work. This edition aims to show a sample of that diverse contemporary videoculture while stressing the all-time significance of artistic development.
In addition to the many videos on display, the 6th edition premièred a whole new direction with the Sound and 2D programs.
Opening on 1 December in Milan, Italy
The always inspiring Italian video art organization VisualContainer hosted this edition’s official opening at their project space The [.BOX] in Milan, Italy.
For this occasion, the Motion based collages program was extended with additional films from the sixth edition. The program was not only on display offline, but also on their online TV channel at VisualContainer from 1 to 18 December.
18.30hrs, Free entrance.
Via F. Confalonieri 11, 20124 - Milan Italy
Opening at Het Nutshuis - 1 December, The Hague
The program started at 20.00 with the American Juggalo documentary made by Sean Dunne, followed by a selection of recent films from Dutch video artists
The screening was completed with a reloaded Tiltisfth & other video experiments program.
Simultaneously, Intergalactic FM created a live streaming program straight from Het Nutshuis into the digital airwaves, blending all three programs in an improvised audio-visual extravaganza, including a mix from the Sound program, 2D exhibit and a selection of films from the sixth edition, whilst accompanied by the soundtrack collection of DJ Technician and Pametex.
Het Nutshuis - 20.00hrs, free entrance.
Riviervismarkt 5 - The Hague, Netherlands
Streaming Festival 5th edition 2010Starting on December the 1st 2010
From the 1st till the 5th, this five day videoart extravaganza screened around 150 experimental, underground and obscure videos from more than 125 independent artists from all over the world. The festival takes place once a year, and this year it had its official opening at the PaardCafe in The Hague - the Netherlands as well as at the [.BOX] in Milan - Italy.
This year’s novelty was that the première of the 5th edition consisted of a film competition.
The Left Field Award has been given to the most prominent artist with visual, conceptual and artistic excellence.
Alfredo Hisa with his film Nearby (9:20, 2010) was chosen by the jury as the winner of this first competition on the Streaming Festival.
1 - 11 December in The Hague & Milan
Paard van Troje
Selected festival programs (1 - 9 December)
Regular festival programs (10 and 11 December)
[.BOX] project space
The isfth+ program (1 - 11 December)
She shot pretty nice windmills 11 - 23 December in Milan - Italy
Finally, when we close the curtains of the 5th edition on the 11th of December, you can view the She shot pretty nice windmills program.
The program is a research in diversity represented by six women from the Netherlands each with their own distinctive style. Besides working with video, they use a wide range of media to express their artistic concepts. The possibilities offered by their cross-media approaches reflect in these works, and the borders between moving images and stills fade.
[.BOX] Open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 18.30 to 20.30.
Via Confalonieri 11 20124 Milano - Italy
Streaming Festival 4th edition 200920 - 30 November 2009.
During this 10 day art festivity films from more than 100 video artists and filmmakers were shown. Some of those were highlighted to showcase this diversity and artistic possibilities of audio visual art.
Besides showing audio visual art, we also hosted an exhibition "Streaming Stills" in the BH139 gallery - The Hague, the Netherlands.
Amongst the 9 photographers there were 100+ stills projected in the gallery as well.
We schemed a little pilot project together that focused on the screening of films from students which were reviewed by teachers.
This project had films from the Wimbledon college of art, University of Texas, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and more.
But also from our very own Streaming Festival regulars: Robin Whenary, Mark Zuniga, and newcomer Matthieu Cherubini.
The Student Edition is a platform for college level Art students (undergraduate and graduate) to exhibit, prepare, speak out and receive feedback for their works that examine the medium of video and experimental film.
The Student edition was broadcasted one week before the Streaming Festival from 13 to 19 November.
Streaming Festival 3rd edition 200823 - 26 October 2008
The 3rd edition of the Streaming Festival was slightly different from previous editions. Most notably was the opportunity to watch films separate from the program. Making it easier for viewers to choose exactly what to watch & when.
The festival broadcasted 24hrs starting from the 23rd till the 26th of October 2008. Festival Streams were divided into 14 programs holding almost 200 films. 107 of those films were premièred on the 3rd edition of the Streaming Festival.
Another première was the sneak preview of Raymond Salvatore Harmon’s film: The Philosopher’s stone, which was officially released later on the 31st of October.
On saturday the 25th films were also shown at our partners offline location: ArtiKraak in The Hague, the Netherlands. DJ Technician made this evening complete by playing obscure, long forgotten and classic soundtracks.
Were composed by the KAN festival which consisted of features, documentaries and animations from Polish filmmakers which had been shown on the KAN festival in 2008.
CultureTV presented 5 videos from different Latin-American video artists.
Curated by Marjan van Mourik
The Opera program was specially compiled for the Streaming Festival. Curated by Xiaowen Ju and Paul Donker Duyvis
Streaming Festival 2nd edition 200725 - 28 Oct. 2007
The festival broadcasted four programs; documentary, fiction, animation and the art program plus three special programs.
Composed by the KAN festival was a special program presenting a select number of films including films from Agnieszka Smoczynska, Anna Maszczynska and Anna Pankiewicz.
CultureTV brought a special program with selected international video art works. Including works from Pipilotti Rist, Grimanesa Amoros, Gaelle Denis and Bathtime in Clerkenwell by Alex Budovsky.
Isfth put together its own program with films from James Harvey, The City of Photographers by Sebastian Moreno and four recent works from Dré Didderiëns.
This program was curated by Mak Kapetanovic.
We screened 18 hours of independent films from more than 100 filmmakers from over 20 different countries.
Streaming Festival 1st edition 200612 - 14 May 2006
Friday 12 May 2006 the first edition of the Streaming Festival kicked off. At this international film festival, films didn’t play in cinemas but could be viewed online on six different websites.
This first edition of the Streaming Festival was a cooperation with several Dutch audio-visual art institutions like: www.nftvm.nl, www.submarinechannel.com, www.niaf.nl, Filmstad, www.lazymarie.nl, Kunstkanaal, www.tentplaza.nl and the www.vrijeacademie.org
The first edition in 2006 was supported by