The Bitfilm crew in Hamburg are having a lot of fun creating an unpredictable digital moving image programme mix. Together with varied VJ/DJ live events this gives them a flavour all their own. When I was invited for the last edition I was impressed by the uniqueness of the programming – and hope they drive this through into a higher profile for their screenings and talks to match the buzzing live events. It’s an event the City of Hamburg can and should embrace.
They are starting to extend their reach not through tours but by embracing key partnerships (they have extension events in Barcelona this year) and user interaction via the Internet. With a variety of audience awards and prize money of 10,000, there’s a real incentive to submit your digital films before the deadline of June 15, 2007. Worldwide voting on the films via their website takes place between August and September. You can submit now.