Nokia Smartmoviemakers, , , , , , — July 5, 2011 12:24 — 0 Comments

London filmmaker wins Nokia smartphone prize

Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

Congratulations to James W Griffiths, winner of the the Nokia Shorts 2011 jury prize at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Nokia Shorts winner JW Griffiths

Griffiths, a London-baseddirector and film editor, filmed his winning entry Splitscreen: A Love Story with a Nokia N8 and bagged the $10,000 prize. His film premiered at the festival.

Splitscreen explores the aged-oldtheme of two people falling in love who come from different parts of the world. Using two perspectives at once on the same screen, Griffiths cleverly allows us to follow each person’s journey through life as they embark on a journey to foreign lands, only to bump into each otherhalf-wayacross the River Thames on the millennium bridge.

The mobile phone company chose eight filmmakers and gave them a $5,000 production budget, 2 Nokia N8s, and just a few short weeks to turn their idea into a finished film.

See how Griffiths shot Splitscreen: A Love Story with a behind the scenes look here.

Splitscreen: A Making Of — Part 1 from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

See all eight entries from the Nokia Shorts competition here

See behind the scenes the of eight entries here

If you are making films on iPhones and smartphones, upload them to our new Vimeo channel and we will review them on the site.

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