Machinima is real-time computer graphics filmmaking. The Machinima Expo, now in its 7th season, will take place on November 23, 2014, from 9am to 4pm PT on its Ustream channel. The virtual film festival will also be embedded on its home page and its Facebook page.
The Machinima Expo grew out of the now defunct New York Machinima festival hosted by the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences. Members of that group decided to take the festival to the virtual world of the internet to save money and to provide a means for the international machinima community to come together.
The Expo will be screening 68 machinima and conventionally animated films chosen from submissions made by filmmakers from all over the world. Iran, Singapore, France, Germany, Finland, Canada and the USA are just some of the countries represented.
The Expo will consist of film screenings, programming and a special awards ceremony where 3 Jury prizes and 2 Grand Jury prizes will be announced. This is the first year the Machinima Expo has included conventional animation forms along with machinima, so there will be a great variety of styles at the festival.
The Machinima Expo is a free, online festival. All you need is access to the internet and a web browser.