Motion Graphics Festival 2009
Chicago Launch :: January 19-25
Various locations in the Chicago Loop
In its 6th year, MGFest stands as the premier US event showcasing creative motion picture design. The festival presents a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design, sound design, and interactivity by hosting: art showcases, workshops, classes, panel discussions, studio tours, theater screenings and industry mixers.
~ Legendary Entertainment
2 Screenings :: Thr22 & Fri23
3 Studio Tours :: Mon19, Fri23 & Sat24
2 Art Showcases :: Sat24 & Sun25
Includes genre-defining work from over 80 artists, including: Nine Inch Nails, Shepard Fairey, David Byrne, Justice, Ronin, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Lobo, Psyop, MK12, Negativland, Addictive TV, Stardust, Shilo, Nakd, Motion Theory, Framestore CFC, Passion Pictures, Trollback+Co, Transistor, Brand New School, Blur, Peter Kirn, Vir Unis, RookTV, Stoptime341, Chicago Art Department, Nano, Brian Dressel, Michael Una, Merkaba, Ontologist, Polyfuse, Slava, Lokua, Galina Shevchenko, Chris Hampson, Christian Matts, MF Chicago, Sin-R8, Glen Stephani and more.
~ Imagination College
Summit 1 : Chicago Convergence :: Thr22
Summit 2 : Motion Design Conference :: Fri23
Workshops :: Tue20 - Sun25
Five full days of workshops & conferences on Motion Design, Sound Design, and Interactivity. Presenters include experts from crowdSPRING, Maxon, Digital Kitchen, Critical Mass, Adobe, Manifest Digital, RoundArch, Toolfarm, Create Digital Motion, GrayMachine, Octane Rich Media, Liquidus Media, Spark, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia and more.
Festival Sponsors include: The Chicago Convergence, Maxon, Columbia College, Stash DVD Magazine, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Toolfarm, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bridges Media Group, Lift Motion Design, Create Digital Motion, DigiEffects, Livid Instruments, Resolume, Boris FX, GarageCUBE, All City Technology, Future Media Concepts, Lumen Eclipse, Sterling Ledet, VidVox, SXSW Interactive, Mac Specialist, Ableton, wondertouch, Harold Washington College, UnScene and Clif Bar.
++ Over $18000 in door prizes... including products from Maxon, SXSW, Livid, Resolume, VidVox, GarageCUBE, Ableton and more.
$7 gets you entry to all MGFest events + 5 online drawing entries.
* Imagination College Workshops are additional
* RSVP on MGFest.com required for each event