DOTMOV festival shifts gear

DOTMOV FESTIVAL 2004 is organized by the esteemed and long-running Japanese e-zine, Shift. The second edition of Sapporo’s own digital film festival, it runs over a month at Soso, and this year’s Call for Entries (now ended) resulted in submissions from over 30 countries.

DOTMOV seeks to distinguish itself from other digital moving image events by presenting major festival elements online, and spreading related events over a month to showcase a disparate array of digital visuals.


Press Release:
DOTMOV Festival 2004 is a digital film festival that aims to discover talented creators, and provide them with an opportunity to show their work. Total submission was 385 works from 31 countries for the 2nd DOTMOV Festival, following up from last year’s successful launch.

Selected works will be screened at Soso Cafe, which is produced by an online magazine Shift, for a month from November 1st to 30th. All selected works for this year will be shown on the DOTMOV web site. During the festival, a lot of related audio & visual events will be held. With supports of Panasonic, screenings of 10 short movies created by 10 up-and-coming creators with the theme “Capture the Motion”, and with supports of Sound X Vision 2004, screenings of its works and documentary will be included in the programme list as a special programme.

For the opening event, scheduled for October 31st, a chief editor for SAL magazine, Jiro Ohashi and Kurando Furuya (SIM/SAL magazine) will host a talk show and audio visual event “SAL magazine night 5.0”. Soso Cafe will be filled with projected visuals and sounds. Nipponia Electronica will give a live set and James Clar will DJ while giving a demonstration of his dynamic sound in tandem with an interactive lighting display. On top of that, SAL magazine will give an audio visual performance featuring original visuals.

Detailed information of other related audio and visual events can be found on the web site at

Festival term: November 1st – 30th, 2004
Place: Soso Cafe
Address: 1F Sansei Bld., S1 W13 Chuo-ku Sapporo, Japan
Official website:
*All selected works will be shown on the official web site

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