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‘iPhone cinema exposed!’ The making of a new genre


'James Boom' presents the iPhone exposed by Untitled Films

Submissions are open for the third iPhone Film Festival in April 2012, which showcases the best in the new wave of iPhone films

The iPhone Film Festival has thrown open its doors and is taking submissions for its third incarnation (IFF3), which will take place online in April 2012 and, for the first time, organisers are planning an awards ceremony to take place in Beverly Hills.

There is already an impressive list of entries, the quality reflected in submissions from the new iPhone 4S; but don’t worry if you have an iPhone 4 or even 3GS, the judges look for original content foremost, and while cinematography is important, it’s more how you use the cameraphone that counts.

Previous winners such as Majek Pictures and Me.S.S. FilmMakers have gone onto bigger and better things after winning the top prize at the IFF, so it can be valuable exposure to emerging film-makers.

As an introduction to the new crop of submissions, check this anarchic Australian film, iPhone cinema – exposed! from Untitled Films in Sydney

It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at how the ‘iPhone has rocked the film-making world’. Whatever, it’s incredibly well produced, entertaining – and informative, in a skewed kind of way. Is he serious about that 3D iPhone?

As an example of how to edit, this entry certainly caught the eye: 1×365 by Mike Ambs and Erica Hampton.

As the title suggest, it’s a year in the life documentary of a couple. It’s beautifully shot, alluring and hypnotic, with the soundtrack syncing perfectly with the cool edit. 1×365 is also filmed on the ‘humble’ iPhone 4. A must-see.

German outfit Noise Collabo have also put together a very cool music video … all about making a very cool music video on iPhone. You dig?

Get your submissions in and be apart of the new wave cinema

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Tony Myers has written 866 articles for Smart Movie Making

Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.


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