machinimaThis weekend sees a very busy festival celebrating the art of film making where the makers often hack video games to create their own stories.

This weekend sees a very busy festival celebrating the art of film making where the makers often hack video games to create their own stories. One of the highlights in this genre over the last year was a French movie called The French Democracy that re-enacted the events that led up to the 2005 riots.

The festival's director, Carl Goodman, told PSFK in an email:

“The event has expanded to two days, and the program’s looking really good this year. Roughly defined, Saturday’s events examine the broader context of Machinima while Sunday features the winning works from the festival and how-to workshops for makers and makers-to-be. My song and dance is Saturday at 3:30 on a panel called “Machinima with Issues,” at which Eddo Stern, Chris Burke, and Alex Chan (“The French Democracy”) and I will present and discuss machinima as art, advocacy, and documentation. Day passes are $10 and available on our website, and members get in free.”

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