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Festival of (In)Appropriation – Contemporary Found Footage Films at UCSB

Thursday, November 17, 2011 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


Film Festival and Q&A


Free Public Event & Reception


Remix Filmmakers push boundaries by taking previously existing footage and reediting it to generate new meanings. The Festival highlights 13 of the most innovative short films of this kind.


The Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of short contemporary audiovisual works from around the world that appropriate film or video footage and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways. Found footage filmmaking is a practice in which preexisting footage is appropriated, recontextualized, and juxtaposed with other pieces of footage to produce new meanings and resonances. Indeed, these combinations may generate ideas that may not have been intended by the original makers – that are, in other words “inappropriate.”


Tickets are available in the Film & Media Studies Office, 2433 SSMS or by email to


The festival is premiering in Santa Barbara for the first time thanks to sponsorship from the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and Los Angeles Filmforum.


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