Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happening Today the 2010 MaMachinima International Festival

Festival Stage and Seating Area MMIF

With doors opening at 10 am PST/SLT, the 2010 MaMachinima International Festival begins. This mixed reality event, months in planning, finally opens. I stopped by for a brief visit early today and found a crew of avatars busily at work finalizing preparations.  The stage and seating area pictured above is nestled into the four corners of the four SIM complex. Spread out from the arena like structure are walkways to receiving areas in each of the SIMs. The build is highly detailed and extra-ordinary to see. I do hope they keep it open for some time afterward, it's worth a trip over to see if you're unable to attend today's festival.

The press release information I received is printed below:

2010 MaMachinima International Festival –‘Avatars starring at global film festival!’

Saturday 20th February from 10am-6pm SLT

Join in a mixed reality machinima event this weekend showcasing the work of work from over 40 other SL film makers. This epic event will highlight the work of top machinimatographers at a four sim venue in SL and over large screens at a real life venue in Amsterdam.

Saturday 20th of February

19:00 CET (= SL 10 am PST) – DOORS OPEN

20:00 CET (= SL 11 am PST) – Opening ceremony + Machinima film screenings

03:00 CET (= SL 6 pm PST) – THE END + After party online

MMIF2010 hosts:

11 am - noon: Blue Linden and Toxic Menges

Noon - 1 pm : Pooky Amsterdam

1 pm - 2 pm: Draxtor Despres and Chantal Harvey

2 pm - 3 pm: Poid Mahovlich and Paisley Beebe

3 pm - 4 pm: Evie Fairchild and CodeWarrior Carling

4 pm - 5 pm: Lauren Weyland

5 pm - 6 pm: Phaylen Fairchild

6 pm -> Afterparty hosted by 'Pop Art Lab'

6 pm - 7 pm: DJ Miss Cyberpink (Amanda Shinji)

7 pm - 8 pm: DJ Gome Mfume

The MMIF is a celebration of ‘Machinima’: a new cinematic art form, created with virtual worlds and video games. On 3D Internet platforms like Second Life®, any kind of movie sets can be build for very low costs. The MMIF aims to bring machinima to a wider audience, online – and offline. Machinima artists from all over the world are present in real time at the virtual MMIF Theatre. They present over 50 short films and have talks with other machinimatographers and an international audience.

The real life audience in Amsterdam can follow the MMIF event projected live on a big screen at the PLANETART Medialab Artspace. They can bring their own laptop computers to interact with the show on the big screen. Free wireless Internet and electricity is provided. No entrance fee at PLANETART, however tickets are required - reservations must be made via email. Details at

TheMMIF is a volunteer-run non-profit collaboration of MaMachinima with PLANETART, Volkskrantbuilding, Meta.Live.Nu, Pop Art Lab, V-Max, AviewTV, Ystreams.TV, Metaworld Broadcasting, MetaMeets, Gallery Fermate, Museum Of The Bohemian, and many volunteers. MMIF 2010 is financed by donations and gifts. Virtual land sponsored by Linden Lab®. The MMIF was initiated by the Dutch film maker Chantal Harvey.

MMIF 2010 info, promo video, full programme, live streams, contact and latest updates and changes at


Gala Charron – Ogogoro - Lainy Voom – Draxtor Despres – Bryn Oh - Rohan Fermi – Toxic Menges – Tara Yeats – Phaylen Fairchild – Pooky Amsterdam & Russell (Rosco) Boyd – Poid Mahovlich – CodeWarrior Carling – Evie Fairchild – Graham Miami – Kronos Kirkorian – Osprey Therian – Chaffro Schoonmaker - SaveMe Oh - Dulci Parx – Chatnoir Studios – Paisley Beebe – Rysan Fall – Sol Bartz (phil Rice) – Rocksea Renegade – Cisko Vandeverre – Nitwacket (Pyewacket Bellman) – Chantal Harvey – Lowe Runo – Pia Klaar – Al Peretz – Halden Beaumont – Kolor Fall – Binary Quandry – spyVspy Aeon – Animatechnica – Miles Eleventhauer – Second Front - Lizsolo Mathilde – Delgado Cinquetti – L1aura Loire – Iono Allen – Pyewacket Kazyanenko – Fort Knight – ! Luca Lisci – Larkworthy Antfarm – Beans Canning - Gtoon Jun – Tutsy Navarathna – Hadji Ling – Colemarie Soleil – Xineohp Guisse – Lorin Tone – Ian Friar – Suzy Yue – Claus Uriza / Emily Hifeng – Meta Lord, and others.


Saturday 20th of February

19:00 CET (= SL 10 am PST) – DOORS OPEN

20:00 CET (= SL 11 am PST) – Opening ceremony + Machinima film screenings

03:00 CET (= SL 6 pm PST) – THE END + After party online in SL


PLANETART Medialab Artspace


Wibautstraat 150

1091 GR Amsterdam (NL)


MMIF 1, 2, 3, 4

Second Life®

Teleport links via

Advance press articles: Please see

‘2010 MaMachinima International Festival-‘Celebrating the artistry of virtual film making’

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