Past Event Productions/Group Shows
Curated Art Events/TV Productions

Past Accomplishments

Past Film/Machinima Festival Screenings and Awards Past Film/Machinima Festival Screenings and Awards
LITERARY AND MULTIMEDIA EVENT PRODUCTIONS
Producer- Celebration of the Word featuring Maya Angelou, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, 2000
Director-The San Francisco Cin(E)-Poetry Festival 1991-1997


MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATIONS
Synthetic Masquerade, Nov. 2008, @ Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco , Curated by George Aguilar
Second (After) Life Cafe, Nov. 2007, @ Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco s, Installation by George Aguilar
"Diary of Niclas Gheiler" Original film on portable DVD player
“Virgin of Coatlaxopeuh” Projection on Mist Day of the Dead exhibit Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco 2004
“Last Supper” Mixed Media REMIX exhibit Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco 2004
”Digital Canvas” Interactive Flatscreen Bumber-shoot: Future/For/Word, Seattle, WA 2003
“A Mere Extension of Herself” DVD on water for Day of the Dead exhibit @Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco 2003



MUSEUMS and CONFERENCES
Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Madrid Spain, Sept. 2002
Circulo Belles Artes, Madrid Spain, Sept. 24-25 2002 National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Nov. 2001
Pan-African Bookfest, Historical Museum of So. Florida, 2001
The Museum of Modern Art, Video Study Center-Dept of Film, NY, 1993
1st Ann. Video Poetry Conference, University of Buffalo, Rochester, NY, 1995
Concordia Writer's Conference - Concordia College, Minnesota,1994
Texas Council of Teaches of English Convention - Fort Worth, Texas, 1993


TELEVISION and CABLE BROADCASTS
SomArts Media, San Francisco. Ch. 29 2005
Poetry Television, New Mexico 2002-2003
DUTV, Channel 54- Drexler University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1995-2001
Culture Shock, East Bay Media Channel - Oakland, California
The Festival Series, Channel 52 - San Francisco, California 1995-1998
PBS, The Short List, 1997
PBS, WGBH, ZoomTV, 1996
PBS, KQED TV, The Living Room Festival 1996
Local Color, Channel 52 - San Francisco, California* , 1994
Jones Intercable - Tampa, Florida, 1994
** Part of Permanent Collectio
n

EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS
University of California, Santa Barbara Film Study Dept., Santa Barbara, CA 2005 
 
Universitat Dortmund, Dortmund, GERMANY 2004      
The Center for International Education (CIE), St. Paul MINN., 2004
East Bay Media Center, Berkeley, CA 2003
Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA 2003
Nova High School, Seattle, WA., 2002
Sedalia Middle School, Sedalia, Missouri, 2001

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001
Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001
Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN, 2001
Long Prairie/Grey Eagle HS, Long Prairie, MN** 1994-2001
Galileo HS - San Francisco, California 1995-96
University of Southern California Film Dept - Los Angeles, CA** Cleveland Heights HS - Cleveland, Ohio, 1995
Remscheid Computerforum, Akademie Remscheid, Germany, 1995
University of Buffalo - Rochester, New York, 1995
Youth Media Resource - Healdsburg, California, 1994-95
Cornish College of Arts and Crafts - Seattle, Washington, 1994
James Campbell HS - Honolulu, Hawaii, 1994
Evergreen State College - Olympia, Washington, 1994
Northridge University - Northridge, California, 1994
Central European University - Prague, Czech Republic, 1994
State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, 1994
Abilene Christian University - Abilene, Texas, 1994
The Banff Center - Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1994
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin, 1993
Fayetteville State University - Fayetteville, Ohio, 1993
California State University at Stanislaus, California, 1993
Northeast Louisiana University, Louisiana, 1993
Niagara County Com. College - Sanborn, New York**, 1993
Los Angeles Unified School District, LA, California, 1993
Santa Fe Community College - Gainesville, Florida, 1993
California State University at San Bernardino, CA**, 1993
The Center for International Education - St. Paul, MN, 1993
U.S. Intern. Education - College of Liberal Arts, SD, CA, 1993
Pacoima Middle School TFA - Pacoima, California, 1993
University of California - Santa Barbara, California, 1993
University of Chicago - Photography and Film, Illinois, 1993
University of Alaska, Alaska, 1993












1994 - Built and designed one of the first websites for a non-profit literary arts organization. Encyclopedia Britannica called it “one of the best websites”

1995 - Streamed video poems via the Internet with early adoptees NetVideo and Blue Wolf Network.

1994 - Created and built the LTV archive of videos and films (over 600 titles)

1996 - Developed and coined the term "Cin(E)-Poetry", a growing new genre taught in universities globally.

1998 - Employed early video webcasting technology for literary/arts presentations.

1999- Sponsored the SF National Poetry Slam Champions featured on '60 Minutes'.

2000 - Produced major live literary event at Masonic Theater in San Francisco headlined by Maya Angelou.

2001 - Traveled to North America and Europe teaching educators how to create edited videos via laptop.

2003 - Established on-demand video streaming for major cultural center in San Francisco

2003-2005 Produced and edited over 50 half hour shows titled SomArtsMedia for Cable tv.

2008 - Created the first virtual reality replica of a major San Francisco cultural center and developed "mirror" exhibitions for global audiences via Second Life. Architect and curator for the ground-breaking "Synthetic Masquerade" mixed reality.

2009 - Wrote, directed and produced mixed-reality film THE SUNFISHER.
























































































2011  
           
A PLACID OCEAN OF UNCERTAIN LIBERTIES: (Machinima)
by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi

UWA III, University of Western Australia, AUS


AWARD:MachinimUWA IV ANTON MESMER Special Award

AWARD
:
OPEN THIS END AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR FILM NARRATIVE
  

          
Warriors of Aliveness (Machinima)
by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi

Official Selection: ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education

Official Selection: Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Berkeley, CA

Official Selection: VAD Festival Internacional de Vídeo in Arts Digitals, Girona Spain

Official Selection: MaMachinima International Festival, Amsterdam

UWA III, University of Western Australia, AUS

AWARD: MachinimUWA III Special Award for INTERPRETATION AND DELIVERY

AWARD: 'Open This End' Award of Excellence in Film


2009                       
The SunFisher (Machinima/Mashup)

by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi

Official Selection: Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Berkeley, CA

Official Selection: VAD Festival Internacional de Vídeo in Arts Digitals, Girona Spain

Awards Finalist: Shooot Awards Festival, Youth Centre, Singapore

Official Selection: ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education

AWARD:: Grand Prize Winner- Animation, BVFF, Berkeley, CA

AWARD: MachinimUWA III Special Award for INTERPRETATION AND DELIVERY

Elegantly Forbidden (Machinima/Mashup)
by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi

Official Selection: International Festival of Movement, Manchster, UK

Official Selection: 2nd Annual Machinima Expo, Virtual World Second Life

Official Selection: 2nd Annual Sadho Poetry Festival, India

Official Selection: MaMachinima International Festival, Amsterdam

Awards Finalist: Shooot Awards Festival, Youth Centre, Singapore


2008-2006              
To My Beloved (Machinima)
by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi

Work Commissioned and written by Prof. P. Portuges, Dept of Film, UC Santa Barbara

Awards Finalist: Shooot Awards Festival, Youth Centre, Singapore

Future O (Machinima)
by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi


Official Selection: Good Vibrations Amateur Erotic Film Festival, San Francisco, CA


Awards Finalist: Shooot Awards Festival, Youth Centre, Singapore

The Biggest Grief of All (Machinima)
by G. Aguilar aka C. Hirvi


Official Selection: Best Machinimas Collection, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Awards Finalist: Shooot Awards Festival, Youth Centre, Singapore

ONLINE 1996-2005
Lingual.net: Online Educational Resource 2006
CineClix: Online Distributor 2006
MotionFlicks.com: Online Distributor 2005

Philadelphia Fringe Festival:New Directions in New Media 2003
3rd Hollywood.com Indie Film Festival 2002

Digital Express Competition-Seoul, Korea Festival 2001 Hollywood.com
Streaming Cinema 2.0 at Arts Electronica, Austria, Sept.2001
Streaming Cinema Philadelphia 2001
Eveo.com, 2000-2001
Hello Network.com, 2000
The Bitscreen.com, Les ciném@s de demain I:
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou ,Paris
, Jan. 2001
SeNef, the Seoul Internet Film Festival - Aug., 2000
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema - April 30, 2000

Blue Wolf Network, Internet Video website, Jan.-April 1996
NetVideo, Early Internet Video, May-August 1996


2004

Lifestyles of the Rich and InFamous (Editor and SFX only)

Official Selection: The Native Voice Film Festival, South Dakota

Official Selection: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Official Selection: 29th American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco












2007                       

Diary of Niclas Gheiler (Found Footage, Machinima)
Writer, Director, Editor and Producer –George Aguilar

Official Selection: Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Toronto CN

Official Selection: San Diego Jewish Film Festival, San Diego, CA

Official Selection: Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, Ohio

Official Selection: Berkeley Film and Video Festival, Berkeley, CA

Official Selection: Tucson Jewish Film Festival, Tucson, Arizona

Official Selection: III International de Videopoetry Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Official Selection: LA InternationalShorts Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Official Selection: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Official Selection: Davis Film Festival, Davis, CA

Official Selection: UK Jewish Film Festival, UK

Official Selection: 6th World Jewish Film Festival, Ashkelon, Israel

Official Selection: East Valley Jewish Film Festival, Tempe, AZ

AWARD: Grand Festival Winner,  BVFF, Berkeley, CA

AWARD:Best Short,  San Diego Jewish Film Festival, CA

AWARD: 2nd Place Winner,  The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, CA



PART OF PERMANENT COLLECTION: Leo Baeck Institute, NY

PART OF PERMANENT COLLECTION: Jüdisches Museum München


2002-2006
George Aguilar Cin(E)-Poetry

Official Selection: The Berkeley Film and Video Festival, Berkeley, CA  2004

Official Selection: The 7th aluCine Toronto Latino Media Festival 2006

Official Selection: Visible Verse, Vancouver, CN  2005
Official Selection: American Indian Film Festival, San Franicsco, 2004

Official Selection: International Festival on VideoPoesia, Argentina 2004

Official Selection  3rd Hollywood.com Indie Film Festival 2003

Official Selection: Philadelphia-Fringe Festival: New Directions in New Media. PA 2003
 

Official Selection: Rome University III, Rome, IT 2002

Official Selection: CIN(E)-POETRY SHOWCASE, Seattle, WA, 2002 

Official Selection: 4th Ann. Vancouver Videopoem Festival,  Vancouver, CN 2002

Official Selection: Zebra Poetry Festival Award, Berlin, Germany 2002

Official Selection: Seattle Poetry Festival, Seattle WA  2002

Official Selection: Voices and Visions Independent Short Film Fest, Oakland, CA. 2002

Official Selection: 49th Columbus International Film & Video festival, 2001

Official Selection: Digital BearFest, CA 2001

Official Selection: Poetry Bout, Taos, New Mexico 1999-2000

Official Selection:  Streaming Cinema Philadelphia 2001

Official Selection:  Digital Express Competition-Seoul, Korea Festival 2001

Official Selection: Streaming Cinema 2.0 at Arts Electronica, Austria, 2001

Official Selection  SeNef, the Seoul Internet Film Festival 2000

Official Selection  Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema - 2000

AWARD: Winner CYBER ARTS, BVFF Festival, 2001

AWARD: Voices and Visions Independent Short Film Fest, (Honorable Mention)


Permanent Collections
Center for Exceptional Children, Jacksonville, NC,

George Ma
son University
, Calgary Board of Education, Alberta CANADA,

University of California, Santa Barbara
,  Film Study Dept., Santa Barbara, CA 2005,

Universitat Dortmund
, Dortmund, GERMANY