onedotzero adventures in motion 2009

onedotzero_adventures in motion returned to the BFI Southbank from 9 – 13 September 2009 with its most ambitious line up to date

Fresh from its global travels, pioneering festival onedotzero_adventures in motion returned to London’s BFI Southbank to present international moving image work from beyond the frontiers of innovation - to inspire, provoke and entertain.

In its 13th year, the 2009 festival presented a dynamic compilation of leading edge cinematic expressions in the form of short films, promos, interactive experiences and feature films. Educational forums, panel discussions, workshops, parties and lounge events allowed for new creative connections with artists, industry members, and the public experiencing inspiration and firsthand creative insights. This year also saw the start of onedotzero’s involvement in the NESTA/ UK Film Council digital innovation scheme, Take 12.

Shane Walter, CEO and Creative Director of onedotzero, said “onedotzero travels to over 35 cities a year, so the idea of how cities are changing is important for us to explore across our programme. This year we are also exploring the tension between traditional handcraft and the digital. Increasingly visible across the board, this is the manifestation of a kind of post digitalism, where the digital is part of the mix, but does not dominate or lead - it acts more as the enabler of the idea.”

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wow + flutter 09
Presenting the most innovative and experimental short form moving image, this strand remains the driving force of the festival. The very freshest talent is showcased alongside celebrated masters, blurring and exploding traditional notions of what moving image can be. This year’s programme includes Xavier Chassaing’s ‘Scintillation’, created from over 35 000 photographs, and ‘Cherry Girl’ from visionary onedotzero alumni Johnny Hardstaff.

wavelength 09
Serves up the most exciting and offbeat music videos from around the world, including work for Röyksopp, N.A.S.A and Fleet Foxes. This area has spawned current cinematic titans Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer, amongst others. It remains a fertile breeding ground for breaking talent and startling new ideas.

interactive music video lounge
This year onedotzero dissolves the barrier between artists and audiences with its interactive music video lounge. Control the action, create your own tracks, record personalised cuts to send to mates, and appear in another realm through the magic of augmented reality.

extended play 09
Short narratives from an eclectic range of international auteurs that pursue entirely new visual approaches to storytelling. Whether expertly manipulating the latest digital technologies, or skillfully breathing fresh life into familiar analogue techniques, these shorts all exhibit unrivalled aesthetic innovation. A perfect example is Jonas Odell’s ‘Lies’ in which three stories united by a single central idea play out in very different visual styles. Reza Dolatabadi’s ‘Khoda’ utilizes an unbelievable 6000 paintings to create an unparalleled eye-popping experience.

terrain 09
Arresting moving image vistas from directors hailing from a range of disciplines, but who all share one common fascination: the diverse environments we inhabit, real and virtual.

citystates 09
Mankind’s fascination with urban living continues unabated as we accelerate towards becoming nations of supercities. This programme charts our feelings, hopes and fears, investigating how cities are changing and how we in turn are changing our cities.

In an age dominated by digital culture, more artists are marrying new technologies with a handcrafted approach, denying that these two approaches are in opposition. Across promos, broadcast and independent shorts a more tactile aesthetic is emerging internationally, creating a bang on trend post digital look that is explored here. Includes work by Johnny Kelly, winner of the Jerwood Moving Image Prize.

new british talent 09
BBC Film Network, in collaboration with onedotzero, presents moving image work by the latest bright sparks and upcoming talent from the UK’s filmmaking scene. More info:

j-star 09
The very latest and most inspiring music videos, motion graphics and shorts from Japan, where image-makers seem to inhabit the near future, allowing the rest of the world a sneak peek of what is to come.

A special new programme just for the kids, our next generation of creators! Includes a Studio AKA animation workshop and a specially curated programme of shorts for youngsters and parents alike, as well as interactive play options like Squidsoup’s Glowing Pathfinder Bugs, that has to be seen to be believed.

dazed & confused presents fashion in film
With a reputation for setting trends and peerless fashion editorial, Dazed & Confused’s fashion team in collaboration with onedotzero, showcase the most avant-garde and exciting films from the fashion world created by designers, artists and innovators, bringing this converging scene to the big screen.

partizan: the next generation
Partizan is a production company with a worldwide reputation for creative excellence, producing music videos, commercials, documentaries, feature films, animation, and more. They have a stable of major stars like the mighty Michel Gondry, but here we focus on their next generation of talent, including Saam Farahmand and Kinga Burza.

feature films
A blistering lineup, including the hilarious and moving clayography pen pal tale ‘Mary and Max’.


onedotzero will host a series of inspiring workshops and lectures, excavating the creative processes of City Interventionism with the in-depth insight of various pioneering partners from glue London to Graffiti Research Lab, and exploring the Digital Realities of audience engagement, connectivity and community by drawing on case studies of the Nesta and UK Film Council initiative 'Take 12'. 

animate projects present ignition
onedotzero invites Animate Projects to present Ignition, a screening and panel event to mark the launch of their new online space, Engine - a site for debate, showcase and discussion across a broad range of moving image practice.

education – onedotzero_cascade
onedotzero_cascade is an ongoing education project, creating a different model for creative learning that plugs hopeful young creatives and students from all backgrounds and disciplines into the heart of the creative industries. In association with University of Arts London and digital agency glue London.