The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Festival was developed to offer
Independent, Underrepresented, 'Outsider' Artists opportunity to Screen their Projects
At a ‘State of the Art’ New York Venue ; The Crosby St. Hotel Screening Room.
Through its first 8 'Seasons', MCEVF has been privileged to Showcase the Works
Of more than 150’'EXPERIMENTALISTS' from the U.S. and Abroad.
The Fest has consistently drawn Projects of deeply personal, unique character.
Conceptualists have shared their very personal 'language' understanding &
Interpretation of experience, providing the Audience with a 'Direct Experience'
Of our shared humanity.

Awards are described/defined as ‘ITSO’ ... (In The Spirit Of)
e.g. ITSO Analysis & Understanding or ITSO Experimental Innovation.Magikal Charm is a Nonprofit Educational Charity. Contributions are Tax Deductible and are applied towards basic expenses of producing the Annual Festival.
MCEVF IX is pleased to announce that for the 2nd time, Cash Awards, this yearIn the Amt.
Of $300 , will be awarded in each of the following 5 ‘ITSO’ Categories...
ITSO Alejandro Jodorowsky. Reference - The Works Of A. Jodorowsky,
Susana Weingarten, K.Anger.

ITSO Symbolic Myth. Reference - ‘Imaginary Realism,’ Visionary Art,
Contemporary Production of Classic Myths
And Teaching Tales. ITSO Analysis & Understanding Reference - The Study of Tarot, Dream Interpretation,
Intuition, ‘Direct’ Communication.
ITSO Experimental Innovation. Reference - The ‘Experimentalists’ - Performance Art,
Multi Media Projects as Portal between
Worlds. ITSO Rod Serling. Reference - The Works of Rod Serling/ Cognitive
Dissonance...The Journey of Imagination.
Additionally, ITSO & Genre’ Awards/ ‘ Conferees’ will be Entered on the Web.
Archives of Past Programs, Participants, available on Website. In the event Complementary
‘Project/Award Match’ in a Given Category does not occur, MCEVF reserves the right to
Redeposit Funds to Magikal Charm 22, Inc. or Confer The Award to An Alternate ‘ITSO’
Project.
Awards to be conferred the Evening of the Festival.

All Entries should be recorded in HD, Professional Quality Sound, including
Subtitles for non English Projects. Projection ready links to Projects should
Be active through the end of April 2021. DCP Format Preferred, Quick Time Accepted.
Run Times of Entries is 2 - 15 minutes, (there is slight flexibility.) Conceptualists of Selected Projects, will be notified of Program Inclusion in a timely manner.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Isabelle Vorle

    Very honored that "Stone Eve" has been congratulated by the Festival of Magical Realism! I was unable to make the trip due to the pandemic, but I know everything was perfect.

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your Participation, Encouragement,Isabelle. STONE EVE, a Mediterranean/Aegean Dream,...Beautiful Blend of the Archaeological, Mythic Aspects of the Female Principle...

  • Josue Martinez

    It was such an honor to be part of this festival. The team was really good at communicating on time - they were always nice and even though I couldn't attend, I could tell that they made a big effort to put together an event despite all the restrictions and delays brought by the pandemic. They really care about filmmakers and their work.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    CREATURES OF THE WIND, Magikal in Essence, the Fleeting Momenrs of Youth, Change, Transformation...The Spirit Developing/Evolving...A Wonderful Contribution & Wonderful too, Presenting the Work of the Young Actors...

  • We feel deeply honored by the award "InTheSpiritOf- A.Jodorovsky and A.Artaud " - Thanks Paul and all the Team for screening and putting a light on our short-movie THE PLAN.
    Unfortunately, due to stormy weathers round the french coast, we were not able to make it over the atlantic to attend your festival this time... Looking forward for the next edition.

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    Response from festival:

    Essential Experimental Theatre...Mario Brem’s THE PLAN, featuring
    A One of A Kind Performance by Poet- Shaman, Frank Petit. Trance Inducing Soundtrack, absorbing Viewers into ‘Direct Experience’ of the ‘Hermit’s’ Consciousness...His Kingdom...Tripped Out...

  • Henry Dane

    This is not your typical festival! The folks here are warm, kind, and generous. It was a pleasure for Rocco Giuliano and I to enter our film, "FuturePhobia," and a real honor to have it recognized with the "ITSO (In The Spirit Of) Buckminster Fuller" award!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank You, H.D. - We’re honored to Present ‘Hidden Gems’ of the American Discourse/Consciousness. The Projects are ‘Pure’ in Quality, Free, Unfettered...Distillations of the Medium in a very Real Sense. FUTURE PHOBIA an ‘Exemplar’ of these Ideals.

  • Peter Meng

    Thanks for another unbelievable festival this year. Great venue and selection of films. Thanks to Paul Ricciardelli for making this happen again and kudos to Anthony Cali and Asuka Cali for handling the many technical challenges of putting on the festival during these trying times.

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    Response from festival:

    Quality Program Selections are ‘at the Heart’ of what MCEVF hopes to Accomplish. Your affirmation that we’re ‘holding true’ to the ‘Ideal’ sustains, encourages, really nourishes our ability to continue. Combining the Interests, Talents, Interpretations of ‘Experimentalists’ with the Innovations the Cali Team bring, is in a Real Sense, a Work of Magik...T.Y.