My recent film/installation work NOUMINA has been accepted into CINESONIKA, a film Festival in Vancouver, Canada.

From the festival website: “This first annual festival will showcase international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship. These works will be screened in a one weekend festival at the Westminster Savings Credit Union — Simon Fraser University Surrey Theatre, which feature’s one of the most advanced digital theatres in Canada, with 4K HD 3D capable digital projection utilizing a Lightyear Digital system.”

Usually in cinema festivals there is a fixation on movie stars, or captivating imagery, or the literary qualities of screenplays. Sound tends to be relatively unvalorized in moving-image making. The intent of the festival is to give attention to innovative work in the creation of film and video soundtracks, and to give due credit to the importance of audio in audiovisual media.

It’s running this weekend from November 12th — 14th so if you’re near Vancouver be sure to check it out. NOUMINA will be a part of the ‘Electroacoustic Jams’ program, and screens twice over the weekend – on Friday from 7pm, and Saturday from 3pm. I’m pretty happy it’s actually the second film screened on the first night. Full details at the festival website : CINESONIKA.