Robot Film Festival - July 20-21, 2013 in San Francisco
Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
This is not your ordinary film festival. The brainchild of Heather Knight, founder of Marilyn Monrobot, the 3rd annual Robot Film Festival is in San Francisco for the first time! Hosted by Bot & Dolly in Potrero Hill and co-organized by Marek Michalowski and Chrys Wu, the festival aims to create an interdisciplinary community that lives on after the event.
The main event, consisting of short film screenings and Botskers award ceremony will be Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 11am-10pm. Guests are encouraged to bring a costume change, as the red carpet gets rolled out 7:00 sharp! Structured more like a TED event than a traditional film festival, attendees are encouraged to block out the whole day.
The workshop on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 1pm-5pm will be a chance to make a film with robots yourselves, courtesy of Bot & Dolly!
This year's theme: "FORM versus FUNCTION: Can you judge a robot by its casings?"
The Saturday events will open with a screening of our special TBD headliner, followed by juried screenings selected from 40+ nominated robot short films and live performances by robot entertainers! In the evening, the official awards ceremony of the Robot Film Festival, the "Botskers," will honor the winners in a black tie, red carpet gala. Don't forget your party shoes! Or wheels!
Saturday Schedule (July 20):
10:30 am – Doors
11:00am – 5:00 pm – Screenings and Performances
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner on site (or in the neighborhood)
7:00 pm – Botskers Cocktail Party
8:00 pm – Botskers Award Ceremony
Tickets for Saturday are $80.
The special Sunday workshop, from 1pm-5pm is a chance to get your hands dirty! Guests will receive a behind the scenes tour of festival host Bot & Dolly and help craft a short film with the resident industrial robot arms.
Sunday Schedule (July 21):
12:30 pm – Doors
1:00pm – 2:00 pm – Behind the Scenes Tour
2:00pm – 5:00 pm – Help Make a Film!
Tickets for Sunday are $25.
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