Official Selection: Pop-Up! Scotland’s UN*DEPENDENCE Film FestivalI am very happy to announce that my short documentary film GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance has been chosen out of over 900 submissions as one of 45 films named an official selection of Pop-Up! Scotland’s UN*DEPENDENCE Film Festival. The festival will run in Edinburgh’s city centre from 28th April – 1st May 2016 [check out the full program HERE] and my film will screen on the evening of May 1st.
Pop Up! Scotland (formerly Pop Up! Edinburgh) is a creative social enterprise and start-up that is aimed at promoting the arts in Scotland. As a social enterprise, the ethos of Pop-Up! Scotland is that art is for everyone, and UN*DEPENDENCE has been created in this spirit: of appealing to those beyond just the film snob and art-house lover. The festival wants to celebrate, promote and keep alive the un-dependent spirit in the arts in arts and filmmaking by showing Scottish and international moving images that will prompt (e)motions in its audience.
Very excited at the opportunity of having my film screened at a festival with so much in common with my modest little film.
GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance, a film I directed, shot and edited, was filmed in the Bronx, New York City, back in the summer of 2014 and tells the story of J. "SinXero" Beltran, Founder & Creative Director of TAG Public Arts Project (The Art of Grafstract). With the help of some of the world's top street artists, SinXero's mission for TAG has become, "Enhancing The Visual Landscape of Urban Communities with Art". The film won the Best Street Art Film award at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film has also screened in film festivals in New York City, Texas, and Oklahoma City as well as internationally in Spain, Sweden, Albania, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Romania, Colombia and India.
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