St. Petersburg, FL, November 29, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Et Cultura, a brand new five day art, music, film and interactive festival took place last week, with interactive sessions kicking off the five days of events.
“Our goal was to foster conversations with audiences, our community and contributing artists while supporting emerging artists and providing an environment for learning through film, music, art, and interactive sessions, and I think we really did that this year,” says Lea Umberger, co-founder of Et Cultura.
The interactive branch of the festival featured compelling presentations and forums from the brightest minds in emerging technology, interactive media, and disruptive entrepreneurism and included exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders. Confirmed interactive presentations include “Emerging Technologies,” a discussion on what is new and emerging in the tech world and how it affects daily life and the educational environment of the future. “Rise of Digital Art” was a discussion on how digital art (including film, projection mapping and virtual reality) is being used in multiple artistic disciplines and how it is being received by audiences. Other presentations included panels about entrepreneurialism, an introduction by Walter Balser of the Innovation District in St. Petersburg, and other keynote speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.
The film branch of the event included films by Drew Perlmutter, Good Enough Films, Annie O’ Neill, Orlando Cicilia, Jordan Liebowitz, Skinner Myers, David Bornstein, and more, all to be screened at Green Bench Brewery. Nerdland, an animated feature length film starring Paul Rudd, was screened for the first time in Florida as well.
Pop-up art shows were also held at Green Bench Brewery. Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery curated a show with the theme “Heroes vs. Villains,” in which artists were asked to draw inspiration from film and literature. HYPE curated a graphic design exhibition with the theme of culture, encouraging artists to explore how culture has inspired their work. Orange Box Studios curated Carousel No.6, which is an annual slideshow event featuring photographers presenting work before a live audience.
The music lineup included The Hip Abduction, Dan Orlando, Kendra Morris, Walker Lukens, Future Thieves, Professor Toon, Tides of Man, Hot Jam Factory, Luxury Mane, The Jackettes, DEA and Saint, Gat & Chris, Passerine, The Super Fuzz, The Grey Market, Sunghosts, The Real Clash, Loose Talk, Ask for Tiger, Funny Bunny, Must Be the Holy Ghost, Future Thieves. The music main stage was on Baum Avenue, near Green Bench Brewery and a secondary Folk Stage was located nearby.
The festival is a community event and was made possible through the collaboration of partners including ADM Two, Pilot Moon Films, Green Bench Brewing Co., Molecular Media, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, 10 News, The CG Brothers, Anderson Lumber, Hype, FL Patel Law, Rococo Steak House, Open, Launching Your Success, HD Interactive, Bandit Coffee, Big Daddy Pancakes, EIP Cards, Film Freeway, Daddy Kool Records, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Keep St. Petersburg Local, Station House, Pinstripe Marketing, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission, Zooppa, Mojoe Productions, Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery, Creative Loafing, Bayprint.
About Et Cultura
Et Cultura is a festival of creative culture, bringing film, music, art, makers and innovators together for five days of cultural activities in the heart of St. Petersburg, FL. For more information on the festival and how to attend or participate, visit www.etcultura.com.