Tue 27 September – Sun 2 October
@ National Film Theatre, London
The art of combining film and music can often be overlooked with the insistence of music channels to be lead by commercial success rather than the art of film making. However with the advent of multi channeling the industry has grown rather than decline, with film makers often gaining a foothold into the film industry through music videos before moving to short film and feature length films. Often the most bizarre and imaginative being the most heralded, like Tool’s infamous video ‘Stinkfist’, or the Aphex Twin’s terrifying ‘Come to Daddy’ video.
If, like me, you’re not prepared to stay up into the early mornings in order to catch the quirkiest and most inspired music videos on music television, but have a desire to understand then medium then Resfest is for you. Traveling across 40 cities in all five continents this internationally renowned festival celebrates underground film making and music to the highest degree. Featuring short films, music videos, documentaries, broadcast design, live music, panel discussions, interactive entertainment and great parties.
Set in London’s National Film Theatre and running over six days, there are many different programs to watch from Video’s That Rock, A Beck Retrospective to the premier of the new Mike Mills feature film Thumbsucker. With an XL recordings special feature, workshops where you can learn from the experts, Q & A’s after many of the shows and various after parties happening all over the weekend- including a DJ battle with DJ Yoda vs Eclectic Method on the last night- you’ll need a good excuse not to go.