News, cameraphones, Culture, Festivals, films, imovie, iPhone Film Festival, iphones, smart movie making — August 5, 2011 10:22 — 2 Comments
iPhone Film Festival on a roll as it celebrates first birthday
The iPhone Film Festival (IFF) is one year old today and while its success has spawned many imitators it remains the best online festival for all those making films on smartphones to showcase their work.
With a little under two months until the deadline for IFF2 (so get your submissions in!), founder Ruben Kazantsev says he is already making plans for a third IFF to be held early next year.
“It’s growing. This Friday (5 August) will be the one year anniversary of IFF and we are so excited we lasted a year and are well established with a very strong following. And we have plans to grow more by IFF 3,” he says during a quick Skype call from his home in Beverly Hills.
Sponsorship is key to the success of such events and the IFF is backed by many of the leading hardwear and software companies in the business, who are donating prizes for category winners.
The latest to sign up is Outdoor Technology, makers of wireless Bluetooth headsets.
Here’s a slection of latest entries to IFF2:
Is a South Korean film, beautifully shot and edited with a clever and unexpected ending. Director Sun ung Kim follows in compatriot
Blood Sweat and Needles
Is another dark tale of drug use, part drama, part public information film with edgy camera work. The jury’s still out.
Is a web comedy series about a
Is a novel animation created on the iPad, short sweet little episodes, cleverly executed and good
iGlimpses II to the Sounds of Bollywood Beats
Is by our friend the ubiquitous Film Artist, who recreates his
smartmoviemaking.com is the official media partner of the IFF2