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Artists’ Television Access announces 6th Annual Film & Video Festival program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The 6th Annual Artists’ Television Access Film & Video Festival celebrates original, independent and underground film & video with screenings, a filmmaker reception, a media installation and a hands-on workshop, October 19-23.

On Wednesday, October 19, ATA will kick off the festival with a reception, open to the public. Stop by and meet the filmmakers, check out the installation and enjoy light refreshments.

On Thursday, October 20, ATA will screen the first of two shorts programs. Titled “City Symphonies,” the program explores the physical and emotional landscapes of our world. The screening includes films and videos by Tommy Becker, David Baumflek, Rachel Manera, Stephanie Barber, Alexandra Cuesta, Lori Felker & Robert Todd, Nadia Rais, Friedl Vom Gröller and Paul Clipson.

On Friday, October 21, the second festival shorts program, “Sling-shots,” explores the archetypal Davids and Goliaths in our experiences. This program includes films and videos by Bryan Boyce, Chris Matule, Andrew Wilson, Clint Enns, Shalo P, Tim Gallaher, Hazel Gore, Peter Freund, Karl Lind, Dayv Jones and Douglas Katelus.

Before each screening and during intermission, guitarist and filmmaker, Marlon Gonzales will play a country blues set.

During the month of October, Sam Manera’s media installation, “The Insecurity Booth” will be on exhibit in the ATA installation window. By incorporating multiple video monitors and cameras, “The Insecurity Booth” offers the viewer a barrage of images both collected and in real time from cameras positioned around ATA. Come by and contemplate the power of “The Insecurity Booth.”

This year, ATA is offering a hands-on Super8 Film Workshop. Local filmmaker and musician, John Davis will take participants through a brief history of Super8 film, basic camera operation & shooting tips. Then each participant will shoot and project their own film. There will be two class meetings, October 23rd & November 12th. To sign up for the workshop go to The workshop is sponsored by Alpha Cine Labs.

ATA is located at 992 Valencia near 21st Street. Doors open at 7:30pm each night. Screenings start at 8:00pm. Tickets are $7-$10.

For complete information and interviews with the filmmakers visit

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For more information, contact: Shae Green, ATA Film and Video Festival Director: [email protected] / t. 415.845.5563

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