Mobile Film Festivals News, Disposable Film Festival, mobile filmmaking, San Francisco, smartmoviemaking, smartphones — February 8, 2013 11:25 — 0 Comments
Disposable Film Festival 2013: rolling in and rolling out
March, in San Francisco, can only mean one thing: the return of the ultra hip and cool Disposable Film Festival (DFF).
Created in 2007, not only is the DFF officially one of the ‘coolest film festivals’ (MovieMaker Magazine), it is one of the oldest mobile film festivals on the circuit.
The DFF kicks-off this year’s programme with a premiere weekend of mobile shorts at San Francisco’s Castro Theater followed by outdoor “Bike-In screenings, competitions, filmmaking workshops and other events to showcase the best work within the disposable genre.
Later in the year the DFF will be hitting the road and partnering up with international film festivals to screen its competitive shorts programme.
The submission process for 2014 will be open at the end of this month (February 2013) with a push to major press, educational, and film communities, so worth keeping an eye on if you want to be involved in future DFFs.
Now in its sixth year, The DFF goes from strength to strength and has steadily built up a substantial audience (its premiere weekend at the Castro pulls in 4,000 alone), which has attracted sponsors such as Mozilla and Vimeo.
Its primary aim is to celebrate the artistic potential of disposable video – short films made on non-professional devices such as mobile phones, point and shoot cameras, webcams, and other lo-fi, readily available video capture devices.
For the second year in a row, the Disposable Film Festival will also host the unique DFF GEEK: Film and Tech Expo, where visitors can discover the latest gadgets, accessories, sites and apps available to the disposable filmmaker.
And as part of this year’s festival, organisers have announced that the DFF is expanding its work on social justice filmmaking to focus on ‘food and labor justice’. Find out more about the Just Food Dinner and Screening and other events here.
• Further reading: The Disposable Film Festival: not a throw away idea, after all