Filmgate Interactive returns to Miami for its third edition Feb. 1 – 8, 2015. Here, we give you three good reasons to get involved:
1. It’s Florida’s only “transmedia conference,” fusing art, film, technology and interactive storytelling with more than 10 screenings, five performances, three interactive exhibitions, and 10 workshops throughout the week.
2. You can follow Robert Raven Kraft on his daily jog to the Fifth Street lifegaurd stand– an eight-mile trip he’s taken every day for the last 40 years. In addition to a screening of the feature documentary, “Unstoppable, the story of a South Beach legend,” this event will feature poetry written by the Raven himself, and an invitation to join him on his famous run following the film.
3. You can explore the aftermath of the Great Tōhoku Earthquake, the tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown through the eyes of photojournalist Jake Price, who left his home in New York to spend four years documenting the ruins in Japan. His work takes shape in the form of projections, audio and photography to prompt questions about Florida’s relationship with natural disasters and climate change. The interactive exhibition, “Unknown Spring (The Invisible Season),” is free and open to the public with event registration; Feb. 3-8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.