Arrival - Official Selection VAEFF

Arrival - Official Selection VAEFF

Date: 15/11/2022 17:45

We're pleased to announce that Arrival has been selected in the Colour, Movement and Fashion category for the 12th annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival in New York City.

The program consists of conceptually and stylistically innovative films from various genres, including music video, dance, animation, and fashion film. 

Funded by the BAI, with partner support from DFC and PRONI, Arrival sees Elma Orkestra (Eoin O'Callaghan), the Derry based composer and filmmaker, reinterpret one of the standout tracks from his album Borders, which he collaborated on with Ryan Vail. Borders, released in 2019, is a magnificent collection of atmospheric arrangements, and winner of the ‘Northern Ireland – Album of the Year Music Prize’. The album challenges geographic and internal divides – the accompanying visuals explore the concept of borders, borders which are invisible to nature, and therefore the beauty of nature spills over these lines.



Looking anew at his own work, through the lens of films from the early days of UTV, this is an exciting visual reimaging. Arrival is part of The Looking Glass Anthology.

The festival takes place between the 18th and 19th of November at the Tribeca Film Centre and Producers Club Theatres in NYC. Read more about the festival, and buy tickets here.