front page - winning SIFF Poster by SuperPogimon
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS Letter from the Editor
SIFF Sountrack Remix 16
SSProductions audio-visual and IT
Winning Submissions 18 Featured Film Makers 22
Junior Directors Sylent Whysper public relations
Paparazzi 28 SIFF Reporting 30 Red Carpet Fashion 32 Red Carpet Simtographers 36
Walk of Fame 38 Best of SIFF 40 Credits 44
official host of SIFF http://simatography.webs.com
from the editor Minraed Arzhel SIFF Executive Director
Thank You for your support
Here we are, celebrating the wrap-up of Fall 2010 SIFF and I am overwhelmed with how much it has grown in just our second cycle. Thanks to an amazing team of Artistic Directors, our supporting partner sites, and all of the amazingly creative contributions made by so many members of our diverse and very international SIMS 3 community, we have enjoyed another successful event. The most exciting thing about SIFF is that it allows simmers of all types to be involved; not just machinima makers. Not only do we plan to continue running SIFF every 6 months, but we have already begun planning for March! We are learning along the way and March 2011 promises to be even better again with challenges for builders, simtographers, fashionistas, story tellers and more. I hope you have all enjoyed this Fall (or Autumn) edition of SIFF and I hope to see many more of you joining in on the festivities in the future. This special souvenir programme is our special gift to everyone who has contributed, supported and enjoyed.
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Meet the SIFF Artistic Directors
JMelo U.S.A. Photography She opened her simtography studio to create everlasting special memories for our fans and for SIFF promotions
SSProductions U.K. Audio Visual and IT He is the primary person behind the scenes on our YouTube Channel making sure we were keeping up to date and organized
Minra Cana The Boss She would not ha to pull any of this amazing supp behind her - the makes this al Mmyoko Australia Security He has been working behind the scenes to ensure that our working quarters were safe from prying paparazzi, and to get us coffee
SylentWhysper U.S.A. Rising Stars Talent Scout She has been scouting out talented SIFF film stars and bringing their stories to life
IDA No Really U.S.A. Administration She has been working hard to keep the official SIFF site running smoothly with updates and submissions
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SuperPogimon Philippines Graphic Arts and Promotions He created so many of the amazing promotional graphics, winnerâ€™s badges, and numerous custom items for use in your games.
Midnight Romania Media Relations His crazy reporting antics not only kept the fans entertained, but kept us laughing behind the scenes even when we were too busy to breathe
Promotional Poste The SIFF promotional poster challenges were created to allow graphically creative Simmers to get in on the festival buzz and for the film makers to generate anticipation and excitement for their films. There are two categories for the poster challenges. First comes the official festival poster, a challenge we will hold again in November through December in preparation for the coming SIFF in the spring of 2011. Film poster submissions are encouraged as soon as possible for best effect. Our front cover is the winning poster created by SuperPogimon and voted in by the fans. It was a close call as we had so many amazing submissions as you can see.
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Film Promotional Poster
WINNER Fadhil for Tonight With...
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ster Challenge Runner’s Up top to bottom
Emma LaMarche Sylent Whysper Umi
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exclusively at www.siminteriordesigns.com
PLAYBILL Film Submissions in Alphabetical Order
Director: Bzanna U.S.A.
A Life A Story Miscellaneous
Director: Mr. Andrews Cyprus The Battlefield Romance
Director: Smiler U.K. Dissonance Miscellaneous
Director: Eggzie U.S.A.
Director: SS Productions U.K. Eminence Rising Fantasy
Director: Sylent Whysper U.S.A. Tonight With... Horror / Thriller
Director: Fadhil of Bahariawans Studio Indonesia
Director: Ephraim U.K. Factory Miscellaneous
Director: Red Productions Scotland
Forbidden Love Romance
Director: Rachel B U.S.A. The Gate
Somewhere Sunny Drama
Director: IdaNoReally U.S.A.
Director: Chosomoko Sweden Inside the Kaleidoscope Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: IdaNoReally U.S.A.
Director: Ay2Cee U.S.A. Sundance Miscellaneous
Director: Pyromaniac Films U.S.A. King of Cinders Drama
Director: Aries Manuel Philippines
Director: JinjaNinja New Zealand
Kiss The Girl Romance
Director: SimRomanov New Zealand
Need You Now Romance
Director: Vampsessed Belgium
Director: DGJassy Germany
Advertisements and Promos
Bits and Bites
Recycle by David Michael
SIFF Promo by Molly360 U.K.
SIFF Promo by SylentWhysper U.S.A.
SF Magazine Ad
Easy Aquarium by SimEve U.S.A.
Yudachi Home by SimEve U.S.A.
World Domination by Minraed Canada
by SimEve U.S.A.
by Fadhil Indonesia
The Simmers Society by WkdKnight U.K.
Troglodyte Mojo Dojo by Meestor Mark U.S.A.
Guide to Trait Based Idle Animations Part 2 by Umi U.S.A.
JinjaNinja Mocumentary by JinjaNinja New Zealand
Kahotep Ruins by Estatica Portugal
Are you Ready for SIFF by Sunicorp
Woohooium By MeestorMark U.S.A.
Trailers Geeknapped by Eggzie
Broken By Baileyy
Dissonance by SSProductions
The Wall by DGJassy
Geisha By ChristieL
Eminence Rising by SylentWhysper Need You Now by Vampsessed Tonight With... By Bahariawans
Fallen By LaurenKreps
Factory By Red Productions
Irreversible By Bzanna
Heartful by Faalq
King of Cinders By Aries Manuel
Welcome Home By JinjaNinja
Hopeless By Diraker
Inside the Kaleidoscope By IdaNoReally
A Life A Story By Mr Andrews
My Life Would Suck Summertime
by NephetsYUI Philippines
by MrAndrews Cyprus
Eternal Memories Ghosts Will Move On
by SimRomanov New Zealand
by LyddiDesign U.S.A.
by Bahariawans Channel Indonesia
Raven Prequel by Strange Victoria U.K.
Watch for... A Special Thanks to those who, for various reasons, were unable to complete their films. We are sorry to have missed your film, but hope to see you back again next time. Faalq
Shandy80 Bailley Morgan
Geisha in 4 parts by ChristieL watch for it - part 2 now out
We set out a challenge to create SIFF lyrics adapted from a real song. This was the winning lyric adapted from the Pokemon theme song
I will film the very best - Like no one ever has... To set up shots is my real test - To record them is my cause... I will travel across Simatography - Simming far and wide... Teach new members to understand - The power that's inside...
Machinima! Gotta film it all - It's Sims and me - Winning SIFF is my destiny!
Machinima! ChaosMod, you're my best friend Our fellow simmers we must defend...
Machnima! Gotta film it all - Our goals so true... Our dedication will pull us through! - You teach me and I'll teach you...
Machinima! Gotta film it all!
winning lyrics by GoodNightJournal
WINNING SU SIFF Staff picks BEST OVERALL FILM BEST overall film is selected by the SIFF staff of Artistic Directors based on overall machinima skill including storyline, camera work, editing , set design etc. Submissions made by the Artistic Directors are not included in the contenders for this award
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BEST NEW DIRECTOR is a category created to celebrate up and coming machinima makers who have limited experience but show great potential. We look for good use of basic machinima skills and camera work as well as set/costume design and story lines.
Vampsessed for Need You Now
SIFF S BEST PRE-RELEASED FILM A showcase of some notable machinima released between the last SIFF and this current SIFF
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Viewer’s Choice Viewer’s Choice Advertisements and Promos Advertisements and promos serve two purposes. One is to encourage the shy or nervous machinima maker a chance to give machinima a try with a small project. Secondly we encourage SIFF promotions to help us create the BUZZ. Next season we hope to get enough promos to allow for a separate category.
WooHooium by MeestorMark Viewer’s Choice - Bits and Bites Bits and Bites is new this season - created to showcase the many interesting and unique ways that machinima can be used. It was a TIE.
Mocumentary by JinjaNinja World Domination by Minraed Viewer’s Choice - Best Film Trailer Trailers are an important part of SIFF. We encourage all film makers to create trailers to help draw attention to their upcoming masterpieces. It was a TIE
Geeknapped by Eggzie Tonight With.. by Fadhil of Bahariawans
AND THE WINNER IS… Viewer’s Choice BEST FEATURE FILM The Feature Film Makers are selected by the SIFF Artistic Directors but it’s the viewers votes that determine the best Feature Film.
Irreversible by Bzanna Viewer’s Choice TOP SIFF FILMS The fans and viewers have spoken and this year’s Top 3 films are…
1st Place Eminence Rising by SylentWhysper An epic battle of succession - who will win the throne?
2nd Place Need You Now by Vampsessed Love knows no boundaries.
3rd Place Dissonance by SSProductions A unique, musical look at the beloved characters of the Sims3 series, Emperor of Evil
with Sylent Whysper SIFFâ€™s Rising Stars Talent Scout brought us interviews with some of this seasonâ€™s greatest stars and potential up-andcomers including Renee G. Ross of Eyemmer, Lena Wilkins of Hatred, and Yoko Ashimono of Geisha. Find these exclusive interviews and photos only at Simatography in the Paparazzi Gossip Columns and watch for more coming soon!
The SIFF Featured Film Makers represent top quality machinima making skills. Each SIFF the Artistic Directors will select those film makers that are a cut above the rest. These are the film makers that we look up to and are inspired by. Though we consider being selected as a Featured Film Maker an honour unto itself, we then put them to the Viewer’s Choice test where the fans get to vote for their fave. Best Feature Film
“Never give up if machinima is something you enjoy. Have fun with it, and try different things.”
“I’m still learning a lot as I go and I draw inspiration by watching the many great works of others. “
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many different artists I but three of my greatest ermenow, SSProductions,
Irreversible is a dark and touching tale of childhood friendship and love that transcends the boundaries of the natural world. It has been described as brilliant, sensitive, poetic and breath-taking by Bzanna’s fans. A well deserved congratulations to Bzanna for taking this season’s top honour - BEST FEATURE FILM Don’t miss the alternative ending.
Eggzie, known as Baconandeggzie on YouTube, has been entertaining Sims fans with his fun and fast-paced films for many years with Sims2 and is showing no signs of slowing down as he brings his whimsical style to Sims3 machinima.
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mitate, Modify. project, you must learn d people. ” Fadhil
In Geeknapped, our seemingly wimpy hero decides to take a little adventure in Egypt and get’s a little more than he bargains for.
“You never know what will happen if you don’t try it ” Fadhil
Fadhil is the young mastermind behind the much anticipated creeper, Tonight With… A chilling tale of jealousy, love and revenge. As a relative new-comer to the machinima scene I suspect we will be seeing some great things from Bahariawans Studios in the future.
Our paparazzi cameras didnâ€™t disappoint the fans of gossip as they revealed the stars and Red Carpet Gala guests in some of the most embarrassing and startling moments.
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Red Carpet Fashion Watch The Red Carpet Gala has fast become one of the most anticipated fashion events of the festival.
This past SIFF brought more of the big stars to the Red Carpet Runway than ever before. The fashion world took notice and the paparazzi photographers didn’t miss a beat.
On behalf of SIFF we would like to thank everyone who participated in presenting a variety of Red Carpet photos, competitions and challenges relating to this exciting feature.
Be sure to have your camera ready for SIFF’s next round of Red Carpet Galas and don’t miss out on your chance to be a star!
Best Fashion Sense The following pages are a showcase of the best Red Carpet fashions as selected by a panel of fashion-conscious simmers. Above
Jarek and Maelle of the Tea Family Legacy play up a crowd of screaming fans. Centre from top to bottom
Leonard and Anne-Marie - this crazy yet fashionable young couple recently married within the first week of meeting each other! King Aiden of Eminence Rising looking oh so gorgeous on the Red Carpet this SIFF. Brody Slater, one of fashionâ€™s most successful rags to riches stories, looking dapper as always.
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Couple Watch all eyes were on one of this season’s sweetest couples Sweet Pea and Slate Grayson
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o many things happened this season;
there was the making of SIFF posters, t-shirts and hats, balloons, cars and many other free souvenir goodies. Red Carpet pictures, hundreds of them, capturing the stars showing off their latest fashions. Dusty Pipes made an appearance - Who is he? Interviews, great videos from talented artistsâ€Ś All of that in one bucket full of rainbow colors... but what else happened, stuff that only my pure blue eyes can see... hmm? I have prepared you a couple of SIFF moments that will eliminate everything that moves in your head and reactivate your inspirational terminals, turning on every imaginative corner, easily slowing your body movement, turning you into a vegetable... You wish!
Another fun moment when we fine nectar and talking with th machine showed up, openin IdaNoReally out.
Paparazzi almost caught N Pogimon naked - too bad just in timeâ€Ś maybe n
Minraed and Jmelo sang Single Ladies when Los Tres Aventurieros unexpectedly joined them. It was a memorable night.
e were all in the lobby, drinking he artists when suddenly a time ng its doors, shooting poor Pff! Just like that!
Mmyoko and IdaNoReally prepared a Stand Up Comedy show; subject was of course llamas, freezer bunnies and a time traveling 3D moment. Quite mouth-watering!
Norbert and Super d JMelo jumped in next season fans!
Thanksgiving was very giving if you know what I mean. Norbert and Super Pogimon gave us a spectacular speech and a nice bushy view!
The scariest moment was when SylentWhysper unleashed her friends in the venue. Poor bastards, they were just trying to make friends. Some of our guests fainted, the bathroom on the first floor was out of order.... Minraed had a pretty difficult day but she survived.
We accidentally entered the IT room, Alex almost fired us... He ran out of pepperoni pizza and the robots knew only Italian. This happens when you buy cheap stuff Min!
And of course, the last minutes of SIFF. The goodbye party, everybody was there, sparkling like Christmas trees. Now we are so happy that everything is over, we can finally get some sleep... Tomorrow, probably we will all hire a shrink because, let's face it, we already miss you! *crying*
e have reached the last moments
of our dear festival and my hands are shaking knowing that I'm typing the last words. I had maybe a bit more fun than you - I wrote you almost every day and my madness meter exploded. Iâ€™ve got to tell you, SIFF grew its wings and flew so high you can't even imagine. Let's see if the next SIFF will fly even higher!
credits front and back cover - SuperPogimon pg 4 - photos by SuperPogimon pg 11 - winning ad photos by BryonyRae pg.17 - winning ad by Fadhil pg 17 - green ad by Midnight
Paparazzi Harry D by Midnight Garbuckle and Sparkle by Wicked Knight Ida and Sylvester by IdaNoReally Charlie Duncan by Jmelo - model by BryonyRae Berry Sweets by Berry of course Aiden and Elliana by SylentWhysper
Red Carpet Jarek and Maelle by KittyCatLion Leonard and Anne Marie by BryonyRae Aiden by SylentWhysper Brody by Jmelo Shawn and Wren by Jmelo and BryonyRae Ruthless by Wicked Knight Anna Leigh by Jmelo - model by Hugzies Jia Wu by Jmelo - model by Laryrianna Sweet Pea and Slate Grayson by Alyssum Candy Walk of Fame photos by Super Pogimon
special thanks to www.dragonartz.net for most of the vector art used here
souvenir programme for Sims3 Sims International Film Festival