Artists' Television Access

The Disposable Film Festival presents:

Fritz Donnelly

Saturday, January 31, 2009, 8:00 pm


Fritz Donnelly is a “film guerilla auteur” (Black Book Magazine).  His films expound “Financial Advice” and squirm through “Awkward Social Situations.” He started airing his work on public access with a weekly “To the Hills” show.  He sold 3,000 DVDs of his first compilation of shorts on the streets of New York City.  He has been featured on cable TV, shown in the New Museum of Contemporary Art, at Anthology Film Archive, and text-messaged into outdoor cinemas.  His short films have been chosen as audience favorites at 10-year retrospective programs at both San Francisco’s High Concept/ Low Budget Film Festival and in Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films series.  With Christina Ewald he runs a space for self-expression.  His films about hustlers, dreamers, and people like you and me are at  His first novel, How to Live the Good Life, is online here:

The Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 to celebrate the artistic potential of disposable video: short films made on non-professional devices such as one-time use video cameras, cell phones, point and shoot cameras, webcams, computer screen capture software, and other readily available video capture devices. With people everywhere posting videos online, we felt the time was right to draw attention to the creative potential of this new mode of filmmaking. Far beyond its initial roles for video blogging and documentation, the DFF offers a forum to display how disposable media can be used for creative purposes. The DFF hosts screenings, competitions, and other events to showcase the best work within the disposable genre.

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