iPhone Film festival Mobile Film Festivals News, , , , , , — May 2, 2012 17:20 — 0 Comments

IFF favourites Apple Of My Eye and The Fixer win more awards

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The Digital Arts building at Grossmont College, San Diego, California

Previous iPhone Film Festival winners come first and second at Mobil Film Festival, as IFF prepares for its third awards ceremony


Submissions are now closed for the third iPhone Film Festival (IFF) and prizes will be announced later this month — but it was good to see previous winners of the IFF still being acknowledged by the community and picking up prizes.

Majek Pictures‘ Apple Of My Eye, is credited as the first iPhone Film, and won the first IFF a year ago. It has also taken top prize in the inaugural Mobil Film Festival, which took place in San Diego, California, over the weekend.

The Mobil Film Festival is an initiative of S Botello Productions, in partnership with the media communications department at Grossmont College in San Diego County.

Susan Botello is head of Botello Productions and a graduate of Grossmont College and has signed a three-yearcollaboration partnership with her former alma mater to promote the Mobil Film Festival.

The festival is starting small, but hopes to expand, says Botello. “We had eight films from around the world and local films. All the films were shot with cell phones, mostly using the iPhone 4. This film festival does not limit brands or makes and models of cell phones used,” she says.

A shorter version of The Fixer  by Conrad Mess, took second prize. The Fixer, a stylish gangster flick, was winner of the second IFF in October 2011.

And Julien Magnan from Lebanon took Third Place with the touching Fécamp, Normandi, about a little girl’s encounter with the past.

“There were films by other filmmakers that were very entertaining and had good production value,” says Botello. “WowMom, by Rose-AnnPatricia Roro Sky came in close to winning with a family musical comedy. The film was shot on the cell phone and edited using iMovie using Garage Band for the audio.

“Dukagjin Borova, of Macedonia produced a stop-animation film, Everything Is Money, using his cell phone that was highly entertaining. He also demonstrated the animation process.”

Botello says the quality of all submissions was very impressive and during the weekend filmmakers, crew and actors had a chance to network and watch their films on the big screen, followed by a Q&A afterwards.

The Mobil Film Festival is one to watch out for in future, and we will bring you details of the next event.

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