The New York Underground Film Festival’s Tube Time Winners

by Art Fag City on April 2, 2007 · 16 comments Events

For those of you just joining us, over the weekend I participated in a youtube, pitting my video selections against 19 other contestants at the New York Underground Film Festival’s Tube Time. As far as strategies go that evening I learned what would have been obvious to all of you: No matter how much you love a video, if it has 15 million views on youtube, it probably shouldn’t be in your cue. Deemed by the audience as old news, Shoes got me eliminated in the first round after my first choice, (Yatta) failed to play. As a contestant I can’t actually report on the event, but I will say that Rich Juzwiak won the event, besting runner up John Michael Boling with the brilliant video Why Must I Cry? by Reh Dogg. Kevin McGarry tells me a full list of links with all the contestants videos will be uploaded onto the site, but in the meantime here are a few of the videos I enjoyed the most.

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Contestant Rich Juzwiak’s Why Must I Cry by Reh Dogg

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Contestant John Michael Boling’s Synth Coke

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Contestant Jessica Delfino’s, Jaime Pereira’s Christmas Tree, by MittyMoo

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Contestant John Seroff’s Valentine for Perfect Strangers, by Ben Coonley. Incidentally Coonley was also a contestant but was eliminated in the first round, after the audience failed to respond to a video that required 3-D glasses.

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Finally, you’ll have to excuse this bit of self indulgence, but I was particularly saddened by not being able to play Ghengis Khan – Moskau, the disco version.

  • Keith Hernandez

    The record needs to be set straight: Jessica Delfino was booed off the stage after attempting to play her own video/”performance.” Christmas Tree was actually selected by Jaime Pereira, who made it through several rounds, and could have won were it not for the incredibly drunk and impatient festival audience.

  • Keith Hernandez

    The record needs to be set straight: Jessica Delfino was booed off the stage after attempting to play her own video/”performance.” Christmas Tree was actually selected by Jaime Pereira, who made it through several rounds, and could have won were it not for the incredibly drunk and impatient festival audience.

  • Art Fag City

    Shit. Thanks for catching that. I thought her selections were great too, btw.

  • Art Fag City

    Shit. Thanks for catching that. I thought her selections were great too, btw.

  • Art Fag City

    Shit. Thanks for catching that. I thought her selections were great too, btw.

  • Art Fag City

    Also for the record, Jaime Pereira’s first video was pitted against mine.

  • Art Fag City

    Also for the record, Jaime Pereira’s first video was pitted against mine.

  • http://www.google.com jmb

    I agree with keith about the audience. the whole thing was kind of weird actually. alot of clips that shouldn’t have gotten booed did and vice versa. also… so many videos weren’t working that its anybodys guess who might have won…..

  • http://www.google.com jmb

    I agree with keith about the audience. the whole thing was kind of weird actually. alot of clips that shouldn’t have gotten booed did and vice versa. also… so many videos weren’t working that its anybodys guess who might have won…..

  • Art Fag City

    I agree too, but I feel like as a competitor who was eliminated in the first round, it comes off as sour grapes to complain about the audience in a post. That said, I don’t seem to have any problems with saying so in the comments, so…I don’t know…

  • Art Fag City

    I agree too, but I feel like as a competitor who was eliminated in the first round, it comes off as sour grapes to complain about the audience in a post. That said, I don’t seem to have any problems with saying so in the comments, so…I don’t know…

  • Art Fag City

    I do think a celebrity panel of judges would be awesome though.

  • Art Fag City

    I do think a celebrity panel of judges would be awesome though.

  • Art Fag City

    I do think a celebrity panel of judges would be awesome though.

  • Art Fag City

    I agree too, but I feel like as a competitor who was eliminated in the first round, it comes off as sour grapes to complain about the audience in a post. That said, I don’t seem to have any problems with saying so in the comments, so…I don’t know…

  • Art Fag City

    I do think a celebrity panel of judges would be awesome though.

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