The Opening Night of the 2017 edition of the Mashup Film Festival will take place on June 2nd at the Max Linder movie theater in Paris. The theme of the evening will be :Super Heroes ! There will be screenings ,a VJ performance and some surprises… The festival will be held in France and abroad in movie theaters and digital arts venues. In June, you will have the chance to participate in workshops around the mashup technique, conferences and round tables discussing cinema in the digital era and much more… Hope to see you there !
“There are four types of creative expression revolutionizing cinema nowadays:
TV series, Transmedia, Virtual Reality and Mashup. The first one enriches the medium with complex characters, the second one furthers the means of expression, the third enlarges our field of vision and the fourth creates unusual and sometimes unexpected combinations. Only the latter doesn’t, at the moment, have a Festival of its own. We would like to change that.”
Julien Lahmi Artistic Director
The Mashup phenomenon has become more and more prevalent , at its center you’ll find many French filmmakers. What Daft Punk did for electronic music in the 90s is what this new kind of film expression is doing for cinema,a new wave of artists who »borrow » their material from already existing works , a kind of a new French Touch if you will. This creative avant-garde has an enormous and universal success :the most viewed French film last year came from Mashup Cinema and it was Hell’s Club with 30 million views and counting.
Initiated at the Forum des Images in 2011 , the 2017 edition will take place in over a hundred cultural venues and spaces of learning and high education where over 500 mashup films will be screened during the month of June. At the same time, conferences and workshops will be organized where there will be vivid discussions around the subject of mashup.
The Patron of the 2017 edition is the award winning director Michel Hazanavicius.
In this brand new edition the emphasis will be on the connection with the audience thanks to:
• A livestream will be available simultaneously in all the festival venues and all the cities where the event takes place as well as for people at home.
• Live shows combining digital and performance art : a concert by Mashup Superstars and a dance performance by »Intermission ».
• Events filmed with a VR camera allowing viewers to have an immerse experience of the event from all over the world.
The audience will be invited to create, invent and meet even if they are not physically in the same place by using the digital technology available to us today. We believe in the notion of sharing, participating and experiencing culture all together.