The Machinima Expo is now in its fifth year of celebrating the best of world machinima online. Each November we screen over 50 films, provide panel discussions, interviews and opportunities to meet and learn from filmmakers all over the world.
The 2012 Machinima Expo will take place on this website and Second Life simultaneously on November 16-18.
Ricky Grove is one of the founders of the Machinima Expo. He’s been a part of the Machinima Community as a voice actor and sound designer for over 10 years. His sound design for “Only the Strong Survive” won a Machinima Award in 2004. Ricky also writes computer graphics reviews for renderosity.com and during the day works at a kick-ass used bookstore, the Iliad Bookshop, in North Hollywood.
Kate Fosk was trained as an electrical engineer before having her family, then retrained and made a career switch into an advice and counselling role. Leaving work to care for a family member, she discovered that her tech skills and interest in 'how people tick' led her into making movies, and sharing the results online. She has been involved in the Machinima communityfor ten years, and has been a keen supporter of the Machinima festival scene. In 2010 she was asked to join the team producing the Machinima Expo, and has been delighted to see the event grow into an internationally respected festival.
Damian Valentine is a noted machinima filmmaker. His Chronicles of Humanity series is now in it's second season. Damian is one of the founders of the Machinima Expo and has worked diligently to improve the screening process and help with Expo programming. He was been on the every screening team since the first Expo and has made a huge difference in helping to select quality films to screen at the Expo. Damian lives in England and is active in the game conventions there.
This Year's Screening Team
Kate Fosk (chairman)
...to be announced...
This page answers the question.
Where does the Machinima Expo take place?
In the past, the Expo has taken place in the virtual world of Second Life and is then re-broadcast to our website (machinima-expo.com). This year (2013) the Expo will change that format and go to a live/pre-recorded format that will take place in games, virtual worlds and at the computer stations (via video) of our programming team.
How can I attend the Expo?
The main way you can attend the Expo in 2013 is to come to our webpage (machinima-expo.com) and watch/interact with the programming which will be embedded there. You can chat with other attendees. We will be presenting the jury selected films on our website for the entire week before the Expo. The 2013 Machinima Expo will take place on November 17, 2013.
What kind of events take place at the Expo?
The 2013 Machinima Expo will be simpler than years past. We plan on creating a one-day event that will last for approximately 4 hours (10am to 2pm pacific time). We will present an awards show, interview with Grand Prize winning director and perhaps a short panel discussion. We will also be screening the jury films during the week before the Machinima Expo and we will screen the Grand Prize winner on the day of the Expo (Nov. 17, 2013)
I just want to see the films. How do I do that?
We will start screening the films chosen for the Expo a week before the festival starts, at our Expo website (www.machinima-expo.com).
After that, the films are archived at our Expo Vimeo site. To watch the films, all you need is a browser.
Are there prizes for the Expo film competition?
Yes, we will announce a Grand Prize, plus three Jury prize films and each film will receive prizes in a public ceremony on November 17, 2013, at the MachinExpo 2013. Prizes range from free software, digital training gift certificates and computer hardware. Also, all jury nominated films are automatically entered into the New Media Film Festival which takes place in Los Angeles in the spring of 2014.
How do I find out what the schedule is?
We will announce the MachinExpo 2012 schedule sometime in October of 2013.
What if I want to submit my film to the Expo?
Check our submission page. Submission period runs from May 1st, 2013 to August 31st, 2013.
If I really really like a film and want to contact the Director, how do I do that?
Do a google search for the directors website or posts. If you are desparate contact us and we will relay the message.
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