2001 marks the 5th anniversary of RESFEST and, to celebrate, the annual touring film festival has expanded to include five distinct shorts programs, plus additional new programming. RESFEST, which kicks-off in San Francisco on Thursday, September 6, 2001, is an annual traveling celebration of innovative digital entertainment that showcases the year’s best short films, feature films, music videos and animation in a multi-media environment.
“For the last 5 years RESFEST has championed the digital filmmaking movement. Now that it has broken through to the mainstream, we’ve focused on what made us unique to begin with: innovative filmmaking,” says festival director, Jonathan Wells. “Because of this year’s unprecedented 1,500 entries, we’ve been able to expand our programming to showcase quality films with great storytelling in all formats: be it DV, 35mm or Anime.”
Doug Pray’s exhilarating film, Scratch, traces the exciting creation of turntablism through interviews and performances by the DJs that gave birth to this hip-hop movement and who continue to reinvent the format. A few of the charismatic figures featured include Q-Bert, DJ Shadow, MixMaster Mike, Cut Chemist, among a host of others. “SCRATCH” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The 2001 Festival travels to: San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, London, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Bristol, Cape Town, Tokyo, Osaka, Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
For more info including a complete line-up of movies and tour dates, visit the official RESFEST web site.
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