[NetBehaviour] VII MEDIA FORUM

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu May 4 13:45:07 CEST 2006

of the ХХVIII Moscow International Film Festival
June 23-26, 2006


MF programme 2006
International Board
Entry Form and contacts


Festival programme works submittion deadline – May 20th 2006
Presentation programme and conference applications deadline – May 10st 2006
(e-mail – mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)

Organizers: MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture, Interfest
Location: Russian Cinematographers Union, Club Na Brestskoj, Moscow
Support: ANO Internews

Moscow International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is held since 1959 and 
gradually it has become one of most respectable and prestigious film- 
forums in the world. In 1973 MIFF was registered by the International 
Federation of Film-producers associations (FIAPF) as an «A» class film 
festival alongside with those in Berlin, Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy 
Vary and Venice. This is the sixth year Media Forum is organized as part 
of the Moscow International Film Festival. The role of new media in 
audiovisual art and culture received due recognition and Media Forum was 
immediately introduced into the official program of MIFF.

Media Forum is the first event of such scale in Russia and it reveals a 
new vision of the world of new media culture and new screen technologies 
to the professionals, critics and public in general. The objective of 
Media Forum is to demonstrate the connection between traditional and 
modern branches of screen culture, the impact of technological 
innovations on visual arts.

Media Forum as action is an exchange of ideas, infusion of new forces 
into contemporary culture and vice versa. It is an attempt to 
demonsrtate the logic of new thought and new communications. At the 
moment it is inside media culture that new ideas go through trial and 
approbation, ideas that cannot be realized in contemporary art context.

MF programme 2006
1. Festival programme

During preparation to this year MEDIAFORUM Alexey Isaev (1960-2006), our 
ideological leader and theoretician, died.

This tragedy brought us to two immanent conclusions:
1. dedicate MEDIAFORUM 2006 to Alexey Isaev memory;
2. select as a theme for the Forum Autho(Ritarinost) because this was 
his last will.

Media-artist by the very order of things is placed in the state of 
auto(rhetarian) author.

First, as artistic personality generating its significant discourse, its 
self rhetoric. He automatically places itself in opposition to totality 
– to its material, to the viewer, to the society, to the critic, to the 
power, to the temporality, and to the space. Authorizing his conception 
he wins the fight with the context. Only charismatic, autonomous, 
despotic rhetoric rips the emptiness of distrust, indifference, apathy. 
To establish his authority and accomplish the influence of art the 
author glows with will, forth, self-esteem, pretension; under this aegis 
he storm the heaven, shoot forward in a deep avant-garde. Only ambitious 
will be taken to the future (Victor Misiano).

Secondly, he joined with the tentacles of the power, i.e. with media. He 
manipulate with its manipulators. Media is rhetoric in itself; without 
authority of the author it escapes the grasp. Artist which rules them by 
the iron hand doubles authority, i.e. produce art.

The theme of the authority of media is as old as first experiments of 
‘guerilla video’ of the 60-s but it haven’t lost its actuality. The 
power reactualizes it again and again. Now is quite obvious that without 
total antagonism and authority of artist it’s not possible interaction 
with unlimited.

2. Presentation programme: informational retrospective screenings and 
special screenings
We invite the participation of festivals, distributive centres, media 
labs, archives, independent curators
The International Conference and round table “Between viewer and screen”
4. Multimedia shows

International Board

Woody Vasulka – pioneer of media art, founder of the world’s largest 
media archives «Vasulkas», USA
Rudolf Frieling - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnology [ZKM], 
Kirill Razlogov – art director of MIFF, director of Russian Institute 
for Cultural Research, Russia
Kathy Rae Huffman – Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse, Manchester,UK
Etienne Sandrin – Attaché de Conservation of Video Archive at the 
Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, France
Jan Schuijren – curator, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Entry Form and contacts

Festival programme
(Deadline: May 20, 2006):

ONLY CD ROMs or DVD disks

Name, family name, nationality, telephone/fax, address and e-mail of the 
author (group)

Title of work, year and place of production 

Technology, original format

Submitted format


Short CV

*Please enclose to your work:
I authorize that my work can be (yes/no):
transferred to other formats if it's necessary for presentation within 
the festival ________;
used in printed and online publucations, TV programs presenting Media 
Forum, full _______; fragments ________;
kept in MediaArtLab's archive ________.
Date _______________ Signature ____________________

Non-selected works won't be returned

Presentation programmes and conference
(Deadline: May 10, 2005):

Papers and Programme’description Proposals
Please submit short abstracts (no more than 50 words) and description of 
organization or short CV (by e-mail mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)

Contacts: MIFF, Media Forum
119019, 8a, Nikitskii Boulevard, 3rd,
(“Internews” - for “MediaArtLab”)
Tel.: +7 (095) 956-22-48
E-mail: mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru
URL: http://mediaforum.mediaartlab.ru

Media Forum programme is to be published as part of the official XXVIII 
Moscow International Film Festival Catalogue in Russian and English

Olga Shishko, Programs Curator (mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Konstantin Bokhorov, International Curator (bororo at division.ru)
Olga Selivanova, Coordinator of the Festival Program (elka at sidor.ru)

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