The Machinima Interactive Film Festival organised by machinima.com and iam8bit, have just released a video on the upcoming 2013 event. The second annual event shines a light on the hard working filmmakers and animators at the forefront of this unprecedented cultural shift in online video media. YouTube has exploded with talent over the last few years and Machinima have been fortunate enough to be right there with it, forging new paths and being a part of the birth of a true media renaissance.
Peter Tieryas, LA Travel Examiner writes more on the 2012 event here:
The Machinima Interactive Film Festival was curated to showcase many of the best online filmmakers. It felt like going to an entertainment buffet. What makes these movies so interesting is that they push the definition of what constitutes a film. Each viewing is a different experience and there doesn’t necessarily need to be a traditional moral or arc. They take slices of contemporary culture and produce their own spin in Warhol fashion, though with a lot more action as in a live action Street Fighter: Fractured Illusion with its fast-paced combat, or an absolutely brilliant Mario Freerun, interpreting Mario in the real world with its taut, death-defying, acrobatic leaps. Even the experimental music video, TV Moms by Awkward Kids, gives us a real-life Marge Simpson with real blue hair that causes viewers to reevaluate and reexamine this popular cultural icon from a different slant. Art galleries have never felt this alive.