Tonight: Disposable Film Festival in Pittsburgh

Note: This is cross-posted from the Bike Pittsburgh blog because it’s too good to miss and it’s already been written by the lovely Redding Jackson.

Join us Thursday August 12th, at 8:30 pm for Pittsburgh First Screening ever of the Disposable Film Festival!!  Raffle for a 2011 Globe Bike and more!!

The Pittsburgh Edition of the Disposable Film Fest is happy to be part of BikeFEST 2010!  Supported by Globe Bikes, we will be hosting a raffle with bikes, parts, and services donated by Globe and other local vendors!  Bring your blanket and sit in the abandoned Leslie Park Pool in Lawrenceville, located at 4600 Butler St.   We will also be screening 20 minutes of work from local filmmakers!  There is no admission fee, but bring some cash if you want concessions like espresso and snacks from the Morning Glory Coffeehouse in Morningside.

Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one the country’s “coolest film festivals,” the Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 by Eric Slatkin and Carlton Evans 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, and other readily available video capture devices. The DFF offers a forum to celebrate the creative potential of this new mode of filmmaking through screenings, competitions, and other events to showcase the best work within the disposable genre.  Based in San Francisco, the Disposable Film Festival travels internationally to Paris, London, Brussels, New York, Beijing, and other cities worldwide.

What is Disposable Film?

In recent years a new kind of film has emerged: The Disposable Film.  It has been made possible by new media (webcams, point and shoot digital cameras, cell phones, screen capture software, and one time use digital video cameras) and the rise of online distribution (YouTube, Google, MySpace, etc.).  These films are often made quickly, casually, and sometimes even unintentionally.

What does DFF have to do with BikeFest?

The Disposable Film Festival screenings are best in a Bike-in-movie setting.  It is also sponsored by Globe Bikes.  This is a unique, from the bottom up festival. Even to be included in the screenings, the medium is completely attainable!  People might take photos and films all the time with their phones but they don’t realize that they have the potential to make it something even more.  Some of the films are made with cameras on bike -helmets but the movies are not necessarily bike related.


What makes Leslie Park Pool a good venue for the festival?

In SF- they projected the films on the side of a building with the amp (sound system) attached to the back of a bicycle.  The Leslie Park Pool is a decommissioned pool turning a new leaf in its life.  No longer a place for swimming, the pool is becoming a space for events such as Deep Sky Google’s Star Gazing party and Spillapalooza, a fundraiser for the spill in the Gulf, as well as The Accordion Pool Party.  Susan Englert and Deb Knox are the Leslie Park Pool Collective and have been reinvigorating the space with new opportunities.

Bring your blanket and enjoy!  We will be selling some concessions as well as our sponsors having tables around the pool. Also, keep an eye out for THE RAFFLE!!!   We are raffling off a brand new globe bike and other accessories donated from local shops!

What: Disposable Film Festival, presnted by Globe Bikes

Where: Leslie Park Pool – 46th St and Butler St

When: Thursday, August 12 @ 8:30 PM

How Much: FREE, but bring $$ to be entered into the great raffle

I can’t wait to win a globe bike! I want this one to be in my life and to be my wife:

This mixte with an integrated basket has no overt branding!
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