Resfest Presents Digital Films
This year the Tampere Film Festival hosts Resfest, an American festival of digital film. Resfest is a circulating festival that has been a success in many countries during its three years of operation.
In Tampere, Resfest introduces an extensive program including a new category of films published on-line. Festival director Jonathan Wells and Syd Garon, the director of one of the festival films, Wave Twisters, will be visiting Tampere.
Four Screenings in Tampere
There will be four Resfest screenings in Tampere this year: Resfest Shorts, Long Shorts, Netcinema Shorts and a long animation Wave Twisters. There will be two screenings of Long Shorts.
Resfest Shorts presents a selection of very short Japanese and Korean digital animations. Film lengths vary from one to twelve minutes. Resfest Long Shorts screens longer, five to twenty minute animations.
Netcinema Shorts is a screening with films that have been made for on-line publishing. In the last few years, the Internet has become an increasingly important publishing forum for films, too. There are, however, many technical limitations that the filmmakers have to take into consideration. For instance, the file size is restricted, and so the films have to be really short.
Wave Twisters is a feature-length animation that is a good example on digital film production. The animation is directed by Eric Henry and Syd Garon. It is a low-budget film fitted for the debut album of the cult-DJ Qbert. Wave Twisters is the first long animated hip-hop film. It is a mix of sci-fi, kung fu and adventure films.