News, , , , , , , — September 19, 2011 15:18 — 0 Comments

Jury announced for this year’s iPhone Film Festival

A scene from Drops, submitted to IFF2. Scroll down to watch the video

With just under two weeks before submissions close to the second iPhone Film Festival (IFF2), organisers have announced a European-influenced panel of judges for the awards ceremony on 19 October.

Producer, director and actor Adi Spektor studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater after moving to Los Angeles in 1999 from his native Israel. As well as theatre, Adi has appeared in independent films and TV pilots and is an accomplished cello and piano player.

Attila Árpa is a German-born actor, producer and director who made his name in Hungary. His first film, Argo, was photographed by his long-time friend, German cinematographer Christoph Vitt and Árpa is working on his second feature as director.

Hungarian Peter Engert moved to the US in 1998 to write screenplays. In 2005, he produced and directed his first feature The Valley of Tears, which was later sold to Sony Pictures. He is founder of production company Stone Bridge Films with his partner Daniel Popa.

They are joined on the panel by Jimmy Borto, a Hollywood producer, writer and director and Val Tasso, A Greek-American filmmaker from Detroit, Michigan, whose recent documentary film The Nukes received the Audience Award at the 2010 Village Film Festival in North Hollywood.

Organisers say that so far there have been over 200 submissions to IFF2 and winners will be chosen from three categories with top prizes up for grabs.

1 Best Film ( Feature Film, Short Film and Series )
2 Best Music Video ( Music Video )
3 Best Cinematography ( Cinematography and Documentary )

One of the latest submissions to the IFF2 is a glam-style video called Drops, shot on a Miami beach by Luca Pasturini.

Watch it here

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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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