The Mashup phenomenon has become more and more prevalent , at its center you’ll find many French filmmakers. What Daft Punk did for electronic music in the 90s is what this new kind of film expression is doing for cinema,a new wave of artists who »borrow » their material from already existing works , a kind of a new French Touch if you will. This creative avant-garde has an enormous and universal success :the most viewed French film last year came from Mashup Cinema and it was Hell’s Club with 30 million views and counting.
Initiated at the Forum des Images in 2011 , the 2017 edition will take place in over a hundred cultural venues and spaces of learning and high education where over 500 mashup films will be screened during the month of June. At the same time, conferences and workshops will be organized where there will be vivid discussions around the subject of mashup.
The Patron of the 2017 edition is the award winning director Michel Hazanavicius.
In this brand new edition the emphasis will be on the connection with the audience thanks to:
- A livestream will be available simultaneously in all the festival venues and all the cities where the event takes place as well as for people at home.
- Live shows combining digital and performance art : a concert by Mashup Superstars and a dance performance by »Intermission ».
- Events filmed with a VR camera allowing viewers to have an immerse experience of the event from all over the world.