14 July 2012

Impakt is proud to announce the visit of the Found Footage Festival to their Headquarters on Saturday 14 July. The Found Footage Festival is an acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found footage videos hosted by Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett. They will show off their greatest VHS finds from 20 years of collecting in a brand-new show.
It’s a double bill this evening with the YouTube Battle. Members of the audience can engage in a tight-paced competition, taking their best shots at surprising the audience with the most hidden gems of the popular video channel.

Youtube Battle
The event that traditionally closes the Impakt Festival is now already brought to you in the Summer!
The idea is simple, you step forward and play your selected YouTube clip (max 4 minutes) on an online computer. We beam it, and the audience decides on the winners. In the finale the winners compete with a new clip for the Grand Prix, made available by Impakt. You can decide on the spot if you want to compete but if you want to be sure that you can participate you need to register yourself:

Found Footage Festival
Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and the hit documentary Winnebago Man, are excited to show off their new lineup of found video clips and live comedy in France, Germany and The Netherlands following a stint in the UK and Ireland.

Highlights from the European FFF touring show include:
*An industrial safety video featuring a series of on-the-job accident reenactments
*A new collection of exercise tapes from the 80s and 90s, featuring O.J. Simpson, Marky Mark Wahlberg and a trio of rapping pregnant ladies
*A home movie from a debaucherous 1985 death metal concert in rural Maryland
*A travel video for Rio de Janeiro from 1983 hosted by a young and frisky Arnold Schwarzenegger
*A video featuring a woman whose enthusiasm for craft sponging borders on psychotic

Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” at a McDonald’s in their home state of Wisconsin. Since then, they have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos. Pickett, a writer/director, and Prueher, a former researcher at the Late Show with David Letterman, have written for The Onion and Entertainment Weekly and directed the award-winning documentary, “Dirty Country” (, now available on DVD.

The Found Footage Festival was founded in New York in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows across the U.S. and Canada, and we are sure they will sell out in Europe as well.


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