MACHINIMA AND IAM8BIT ANNOUNCE THE SECOND ANNUAL MACHINIMA INTERACTIVE FILM FESTIVAL

Shining a light on some of the most talented creators of the interactive video movement, MIFF exposes ongoing new short works to millions of viewers—both online and off

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 1, 2013 – Machinima, the number one global video entertainment network for young males, today announced the offline event dates for their second annual Machinima Interactive Film Festival (“MIFF”). Running from November 22 – 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, the offline exhibit will shine a light on the hard working filmmakers and animators at the forefront of this unprecedented cultural shift in online video media.

In addition to the offline event, the “MIFF” is a massive, yearlong collaboration between Machinima, iam8bit, and some of the best and brightest filmmakers and animators around, empowering directors and content creators to develop their best work and submit via http://machinimainteractivefilmfestival.com/submit/.

A perfect example of the type of work that will be showcased this year includes the amazing and groundbreaking piece that launched today on Machinima, created by director Saman Kesh, titled Controller:

A girl that can control everything, perpetrates her own rescue by taking control of her boyfriend. CONTROLLER

http://youtu.be/Nu8NBUppyzA

For the first time ever, four creators will be selected as winners and given development deals for a three-episode mini-series to be funded and distributed by Machinima. Of the four mini-series, one will be selected to develop a feature-length (90 minute) piece of content, distributed as nine 10-minute segments on Machinima, as well as potential limited theatrical distribution.

Winners will be selected by a panel of Machinima staff and industry insiders.

The content will be submitted and presented in 3 categories, including:

Fan Films

Animation

Live Action Originals

An ongoing celebration of incubating creative talent, accepted selections will be distributed by the Machinima network and also being housed and promoted via MachinimaInteractiveFilmFestival.com. iam8bit will then exhibit the whole entertainment experience at their studios in Los Angeles from November 22 – 24, 2013.

More exciting information and surprises around the online and offline MIFF will be announced closer to the event, so keep checking in to MachinimaInteractiveFilmFestival.com for the most up-to-date info.

About Machinima

Machinima is the dominant video entertainment network for young males around the world. One of the top entertainment networks on YouTube, Machinima serves over 2 billion video views per month, and reaches over 210 million viewers monthly. The network features scripted series, original content, weekly and daily shows, official publisher content, and gameplay videos, all aimed at the coveted 18-34 year old male demographic. The company is backed by MK Capital, and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

For more information, please visit www.Machinima.com and YouTube.com/Machinima

ABOUT iam8bit

Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production company that refuses to be pigeonholed, having crafted unique and memorable experiences for a broad spectrum of brands like Nintendo, PlayStation, Disney, MTV, Activision, Universal, Capcom, Interscope, HBO, Machinima and countless others. These attentively cultivated experiences come in many forms — from events to one-of-a-kind mailers to commercials and films. In addition, iam8bit is currently developing several original IPs for feature, TV and digital distribution. The company is co-owned by Jon M.Gibson and Amanda White, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. 

More information on iam8bit can be found at: http://www.iam8bit.com or http://www.fb.com/iam8bitproductions