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Traditionally, the Bitfilm Festival takes place in our hometown Hamburg and one other city. This year Bitfilm's closing event will happen in India's hi-tech metropolis Bangalore. Our partners in Bangalore are the Srishti School for Art, Design & Technology and the Goethe Institute.

Dates: December 2 to 4, 2011
Venue: Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan
716 CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st stage:
- Auditorium
- Rooftop terrace Café Max
- Lobby on the ground floor.

Friday, December 2

7pm - 11pm: Award Ceremony at the Max Mueller Auditorium - for invited guests only. From 7pm to 9pm we will screen the most popular films and disclose the winners. From 9pm to 11pm there will be a chill-out party with free drinks, music and visuals on the rooftop terrace.

Saturday, December 3

2pm - 8pm at the Max Mueller Auditorium: Film screenings - free admission
4pm 3D SPACE 1
5pm FX MIX 1
6pm 3D SPACE 2
7pm FX MIX 2

3pm Kick-Off 24h Machinimarathon - for Machinima teams who want to produce a Machinima film in one day.
The main venue will be the lobby on the 2nd floor, but teams from everywhere may participate.

The maximum length of the films is 3 minutes. These three items must appear in the film:
- a telephone
- a robot
- a bitcoin

Please send a link to your film to Biswajith Manimaran: biswajith.m@gmail.com until December 4th, 3pm (Indian Time)

Filmmakers' talks: at the rooftop terrace Café Max.

7:30pm: Parag Mital (London) on Audiovisual Resynthesis

8pm: The "Feel-the-Punch"-Team (Hyderabad) on the making of this year's 3D winner.

9pm: Bit Party at the Auditorium
DJ Nikhil from Bycicle Days, Bangalore (8 Bit Music / Elektro), VJ Abhinav, DJ Andrés Oddone, Argentina (Cumbia Digital)

Free for invited guests and Srishti students (with ID), everybody else: 200 Rupees (including drinks)

Sunday, December 4

2pm - 11pm at the Max Mueller Auditorium: Film screenings - free admission
2pm: MACHINIMA 2 (repeated)
3pm: MACHINIMA 1 (repeated)
4pm: 3D SPACE 2 (repeated)
5pm: FX MIX 2 (repeated)
6pm: 3D SPACE 1 (repeated)
7pm: Winners of the 24h Machinimarathon
7:30pm: German Animation
9pm: Berlin in November (Germany 2011, 90 min). A documentary by Victor Schefé

Filmmakers' talks: at the rooftop terrace Café Max.

4pm: Sharath Chandra (Bangalore): Cross Modal Integration of Coherent Sound and Visuals in the Human Brain in Film perception

5pm Stefan Koppelkamm (Berlin): The Law of the Market - an interdisciplinary project by Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology and Art School Berlin-Weißensee

6pm: Vijay Sarathi & his student team (Bangalore): Game Design & Animation projects at Srishti

7pm: SM Arun (Bangalore): Alternate Application of Animation & Gaming

For press inquiries and general information please call:
Aditi Dash - 87 92 38 90 03 or
Shaivalini Kumar - 96 63 37 65 63
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