Assistant Professor Brian Cross (aka B+) and MFA Candidates Ava Porter and Emily Grenader featured in the

Filmatic Festival

24-27 April 2014
UC San Diego, Atkinson Hall / Qualcomm Institute

Thursday, April 24th, 8-10PM
Cinema in the Expanded Sphere
Cameraman and Filmmaker B+
with live VMix by J Rocc and
UC San Diego, The Loft

alt.pictureshows: Narcissus' Electronic Cave
Film Installation Curated by Neil Kendricks (MCASD)
UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute Theater

by Emily Grenader
Projections on the Price Center

April, 24-27,
by Yvette Jackson and Ava Porter
UC San Diego, Calit2 Recombinant Media Lab

Friday, April 25,
Short Films, 5-6PM
UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute Auditorium

Ad Infinitum
Live Gaming 6:30-7:30PM
UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute Theater

Saturday, April 26,
Interactive Film, 8-10:30PM
UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute Auditorium

Sunday, April 27,
Portraits in Dramatic Time
Film Installation, 6-9PM
UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute Theater

The 7th Annual UP&COMING Student Film Festival
UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute Auditorium

Press Release at:

ArtPower! is launching its brand new Filmatic Festival at UCSD's Qualcomm Institute, featuring four action-packed days of cinematic adventures! The Filmatic Festival is a digitally-diverse festival that aims to blur the lines between artist and audience, including interactive screenings and installations, gaming, workshops, crowd-sourced material, digital industry experts, parties, and more. From hands-on filmmaking and crowd-sourced storytelling, to karaoke jams and cinematic slams, ArtPower! is re-imagining the film festival experience by empowering audiences to become the very artists and tastemakers we want to watch. We will bring some of the best and brightest talent including a highly creative curatorial team to join our audiences in discovering, creating, and sharing films that provoke, uplift, and entertain.

Ticket Information:
Single Event tickets ranging from $5-$25, to 4-Day Passes for $50-$175.
1-Day Passes are priced $21-$53.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 858.534.TIXS (8497),
online at,
or in person at the UC San Diego Box Office, Price Center Plaza,
Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm (closed Saturday and Sunday).



Rebecca Webb, Film Curator, ArtPower!
Curates digitally diverse experiences that create artists out of audiences

Neil Kendricks, Film Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Rearticulates Alt.Pictures for the Filmatic including an interactive installation featuring short films that explore themes of surveillance and narcissism

Brian Hu, Artistic Director, San Diego Asian Film Festival
Curates a series of traditional and non-traditional stories and film formats from Asia

Shahrokh Yadagari, Director, Qualcomm Institute Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS)
Curates technology-enhanced performances in Qualcomm Institute’s high-tech facilities

For sponsorship information contact Rebecca Webb at

Related Links:

Assistant Professor Brian Cross
UC San Diego Visual Arts

J Rocc

MFA Candidate Ava Porter
UC San Diego Visual Arts

MFA Candidate Emily Grenader
UC San Diego Visual Arts

*Soldier is part of IDEAS, Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences.

Images courtesy of the UC San Diego's Filmatic Festival and ArtPower.

UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

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