New MMIF 2011 flyer

9 Jun

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[update] MMIF2011 promoted in ‘TimeOut Amsterdam’

9 Jun

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MMIF RECTIFICATION: There are errors in this article from TimeOut magazine. Peter Greenway is mistakenly mentioned as the director of ‘Big Bang’. Saskia Boddeke (aka Rose Borchovski in SL) actually is the real director of ‘Big Bang’ and submitted this film to MMIF. Peter Greenaway  only did contributions to this production. We apologize for any confusion.

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Ma Machinima International Film Festival

Club Karlsson

Friday 17 & Saturday 18, 2011

If you’re tired of the same overpaid Botox victims trotting out all-too-familiar plot Lines, then prolific ‘machinimatographer’ Chantal Harvey may be your cinematic salvation. The Dutch director’s third Ma Machinima International Film Festival promises 60 original, fun, touching, sometimes plain weird and, occasionally, mindblowing short films that defy the usual rules of storytelling. Machinima, you see, is the art of making movies using 3D online virtual worlds and video games (such as Second Life, World of Warcraft or even Google Earth) where, unhampered by such pesky factors as reality, the laws of physics or an actor’s range, filmmakers can unleash their creativity with no bounds other than their own imaginations. Harvey (after whose nickname in the community, ‘mama-chinima’, the festival is named) claims she refuses to limit herself to one genre of machinima ‘because the medium offers so much freedom to filmmakers’. Clearly, most of them got the memo – including Lainy Voom, whose bird-headed characters drink coffee with a spoonfull of eyeballs, and Tom Jantol, whose rendering of Pinocchio as a disolated doll with lipstick and nipples curiously takes nothing away from the film’s grace and sensitivity. Because it’s inherently inexpensive to produce but rich in possibilities, machinimatography appeals to experimental and emerging filmmakers in particular.

That said, some open-minded old-timers have also jumped on the machinima bandwagon, such as Peter Greenaway (‘The Pillow Book’) who is presenting his ‘Big Bang’ at the Festival. A poetic ode to all existence, parts of his film eschews human beings in favor of computer-generated avatars, some of whom boast such realistic facial expressions that Pixar’s best illustrators might want to watch their backs.

The event, which will happen in ‘real life’ at Club Karlsson, a private club and self-avowed ‘counter cultural’ space in the Western Canal Belt, will also be streamed live online and in Second Life, where hundreds more visitors and their avatars are expected at the lavish virtual theater ‘built’ especially for the occasion. Club Karlsson guests are welcome to bring their laptops to follow the online part of the event – WI FI and the requisite cables will be provided. Both real life and virtual virtual parties reflect the important social aspect of Machinima: ‘The festival is not a competition; there are no awards, no contests; it’s just about sharing’, says Harvey. In this spirit, newbies can try their hands at the ‘Machinima for Dummies’ workshop at Club Carlsson on June 17, creating a short film that will be screened at the opening of the festival. With twice as many filmmakers and twice as many real life guests as last year, the trend is clearly growing. ‘We ‘ll have drinks, food, a lot of socialising and maybe even sex,’ says producer Ze Moo. No wonder machinima is gaining speed.

17 & 18 June, 20.00 – 01.00 at Club Karlsson (Keizersgracht 264). FREE and online all night. See for more information. Marie-Charlotte Pezé, for Time Out Magazine Amsterdam.

MMIF + AmsterdamSim in TimeOut Amsterdam

3 Jun

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In the june 2011 issue of Time Out Amsterdam magazine:

Page 9: Monthly planner…  “Have a reel good time at the weird and wonderful Ma Machinima International Film Festival”.

Page 71: Film Preview article about MMIF 2011 – Ma Machinima International Festival june 17/18 in Second Life + Club Karlsson Amsterdam NL.

Page 3: “‘Virtual Amsterdam” mentioned in magazine contents top left, under“Dammed”.

Page 14: Article about AmsterdamSim in SL: “Mock Mokum”.

Time Out Amsterdam is a montly printed guide to culture and to what’s on in Amsterdam. It costs 2.95 euro. The june 2011 issue is also for sale online via .  Only three zoom in previews are available via (Enter the page numbers in search)

 Click here for a paper scan of TimeOut’s MMIF article

Submit your machinima for MMIF2011!

10 Apr


MMIF 2011: June 17 – 18.

Deadline for machinima submissions: MAY 1st, 2011.

MMIF 2011

MaMachinima International Festival (MMIF) is an annual social mixed media event, that intends to provide a platform for the very best machinima of our era. The MMIF is a festival for the art of machinima. Not a contest, no awards, but an excellent way of sharing your machinima with a global community.  

Machinimatographers of all 3D virtual world platforms, video games and engines are invited to submit their best work. Instructions for participating in MMIF by submitting your machinima here:

Deadline for machinima submissions is: MAY 1st, 2011.

The MMIF was initiated in 2009 by Dutch filmer Chantal Harvey, aiming to create a community of machinimatographers around the world.
The festival is screened simultaneously in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,  3D in the virtual world Second Life® and live interactive on the web.

Machinimatographers are invited to attend the event in Amsterdam and/or inworld SL®, or via Skype® and will have the opportunity to answer questions and talk about their work in front of a worldwide audience.

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[español] MaMachinima Internacional Festival 2011

10 Apr


MMIF 2011

Ma Machinima Internacional Festival (MMIF) es una mezcla de eventos anuales y de comunicación social, que pretende proporcionar una plataforma para el desarrollo del machinima actual. El MMIF es un festival dedicado al arte del machinima. No es un concurso, no ha premios, pero es una excelente manera de compartir tu machinima con una comunidad global.
Machinimatógrafos de todas las plataformas del mundo virtual en 3D, videojuegos y motores están invitados a presentar sus mejores trabajos. Instrucciones para participar en MMIF mediante la presentación de su machinima aquí:

Fecha límite para la presentación de machinima es: 01 de mayo 2011
El MMIF se inició en 2009 por la directora holandesa Chantal Harvey, con el objetivo de crear una comunidad de machinimatógrafos todo el mundo.

El festival se proyecta simultáneamente en Ámsterdam, Países Bajos, y en la web 3D del mundo virtual de Second Life®.
Los machinimatógrafos están invitados a asistir al evento en Ámsterdam y / o el mundo virtual de Second Life®, y tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas y hablar de su trabajo frente a una audiencia mundial.

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MMIF 2011 in june

16 Mar

MaMachinima International Festival 2011 will almost certainly happen june 17-18, this will be confirmed soon.  MIFF volunteers are already working hard behind the scenes to produce this unique global event: MMIF 2011 will be happening live online on the web and interactive inside the virtual world Second Life. MMIF is open for ALL machinima films from all Virtual Worlds and Games! (Not just SL)  MMIF 2011 is partnering with the MetaMeets conference for the cinema screening in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

More details about machinima video submissions for MMIF 2011 will be posted soon at

MMIF 2010 was aMaMazing!

23 Feb

The eight hour MMIF 2010 marathon was a great succes again!

A list of all MMIF 2010 machinima participants, with video on-demand:

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Chantal Harvey’s MMIF 2010 playlist

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MMIF 2010 playlist

Reports, snapshots and video about MMIF 2010 are appearing online:

MMIF2010 Impressions (video by ciskovan)

MMIF2010 promo (video by spyvspyaeon)

Machinima-report about MMIF 2010 (video by SatscapeFilms)

The MMIF 2010 hosts (Snapshot by Mamachinima)

Danish machinima artist Binary Quandry traveled from Denmark to Amsterdam to join MMIF2010 @ PLANETART. He talked about his MMIF 2010 entry “7 Keys”  (Interview by Ystreams.TV)

Audience impression MMIF2010 @ PLANETART Medialab Artspace, Amsterdam. (Video by Ystreams.TV)


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