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 Pioneers of Experimental Visual Storytelling
e.g. ITSO Maya Deren. 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 In 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. ITSO Analysis & Understanding Reference - The Study of Tarot.
ITSO Experimental Innovation. Reference - The ‘Experimentalists’ - Performance Art as
A 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’
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 March 2020. DCP Format Preferred, Quick Time Accepted.
Run Times of Entries is 2 - 15 minutes, (there is slight flexibility.) Selected Projects
Will be accepted using DropBox or We Transfer Files.
Response from festival:
I’m honored & humbled by the ‘best of all possible understanding’ of the ‘Mission’...‘Hope’ that is, MCEVF, Zareh.
Consciousness has begun to reflect, ‘fold in upon itself’ at an ever increasing rate...Evidence of this Evolution are the truly, ‘Strangely Beautiful...Beautifully Strange’ Visual Projects for which the Festival, is deeply fulfilled, to serve as Medium...Thank You...P.R.
Response from festival:
Thank you Gwendolyn, we share the honor. Being ‘admitted’ to the Inner Temple of Mind, Heart, Spirit, Imagination of Experimentalists, who are the ‘Buiders’ of each season’s Fest.
To quote G.A.F ‘Our Dreams afford unparalleled luxury travel;’ indeed they do. MCEVF VIII a ‘Strangely Beautiful’ Dream, which’ll linger...🙏🏼🌔🎭🔮🎭🌖🙏🏼