Innovative videos from Gorillaz, Fatboy Slim and Orbital will have their U.S. premieres next month as part of Cinema Electronica, a component of the digital film festival Resfest.
Gorillaz' "19-2000" by Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candleland, Fatboy Slim's "Ya Mama" by Traktor (the Swiss creators of MTV's Jukka Brothers commercials) and Orbital's "Oi" by Paul Donnellan will premiere at the festival, which kicks off September 6 in San Francisco, according to Resfest's publicist.
Resfest, now in its fifth year, will showcase 1,500 entries, including features, short films, music videos, animation and other examples of state-of-the-art technology. Doug Pray's acclaimed turntablist documentary "Scratch" will be among the films shown.
Video highlights include Radiohead's "Pyramid Song" by Shynola and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" by Spike Jonze, which has picked up nine 2001 MTV Video Music Awards nominations (see "Video Music Awards Nominations: Fatboy Slim, Missy Elliott, 'NSYNC, 'Lady Marmalade' Lead The Pack").
Others videos having their U.S. premieres include Dirty Vegas' "As Days Go By" by Blue Source, Super Furry Animals' "Juxtapozed with U" by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and Ludovic Houplain, Red Snapper's "Some Kind of Kink" by Richard Anthony, Midfield General's "Midfielding" by Stephen McGregor, Mujaji's "Italian Waffles" by Duncan Creamer and Sara Scott-Harper and Clinic's "The Second Line" by Unit 9 Ltd.
Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic" by Leiji Matsumoto, Mouse on Mars' "Actionist Respoke" by Til Obladen, Amon Tobin's "4 Ton Mantis" by Floria Sigismondi, Tino's "Jazz Overload" by Ben Stokes, Etienne de Crecy's "Scratched" by Geoffroy de Crecy and Spacer's "The Beamer" by Run Wrake round out the videos lineup.
Last year's Cinema Electronica featured clips by Fatboy Slim, Moby,
Underworld, Primal Scream and Leftfield. Resfest, associated with Res magazine, is the first video festival devoted exclusively to digital filmmaking.
Resfest dates, according to the festival's publicist:
- 9/6-8 - San Francisco, CA
- 9/13-15 - Seattle, WA
- 9/20-22 - Chicago, IL
- 10/4-6 - London, England
- 10/10-14 - New York, NY
- 10/25-28 - Los Angeles, CA
- 10/25-28 - Seoul, Korea
- 10/25-28 - Bristol, England
- 11/23-25 - Tokyo, Japan
For a feature interview with Gorillaz, check out "Gorillaz: In The Cage."