iPhone Popup Film Festival News, , , , , , — August 2, 2012 11:56 — 1 Comment

London launch for iPhone Popup Film Festival announced

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The ‘festival in your pocket’, strictly no red carpet

We are very pleased to announce that SMM’s iPhone Popup Film festival’s official launch will take place at the Nordic Bar in London’s Fitzrovia in the heart of the capital’s media-land on 11 September.

We are going all Scandi-cool and have secured a great space in what we hope will become our London home for regular film nights dedicated to all smart movie makers, not only in the British capital but all over the world.

The night will be an opportunity for anyone who has made a film on their iOS device to come along and show their work on a ‘big screen’. This is the iPhone ‘festival in your pocket’. We are strictly lo-fi, although our awesome little Pop Video projector will screen your films in qHD (960 x 540 pixel resolution) quality on a ‘big screen’ 50 inches wide. For audio we will plug into the Nordic Bar’s house PA system.

Here’s how the iPhone Popup Film Festival works. Bring your film on your iPhone or iPod Touch, plug it into our Pop Video pico projector and it’s showtime. It’s as simple as that. We can only show films shorter than five minutes, and at present only from iOS devices, but we are working on opening up the festival to other smartphone devices.

Nordic Bar, Fitzrovia, London, iphone popup film festival

The ultra-cool Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia

To show a film you have to sign up to guarantee a slot, but anyone can come down on the night to check us out. Admission is free and there is no charge to show your film.

For each iPhone Popup Film Festival event we will hopefully have live music in between films to mix it up a bit.

For the launch night we have sound artist Andy Rowe, who makes music under the name of The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers. He will be previewing his new limited edition vinyl LP, peeled up for the sake of fruit music 2012, with a very special set of ambient and technical wizardry.

London iOS filmmakers, show us what you’ve got, this is your festival, your night, bring your work and mix with other smart movie makers in an informal and chilled environment. No Red carpet, no judging, if you think your film is good enough to show, we’ll show it.

Future plans include an iPhone Popup Festival app and live streaming over the internet. We are also looking at international venues and are open to offers and ideas, so please get in touch!

• Slots are already filling up fast for the London launch, we can only show a limited number of films, so get your name down to avoid disappointment.

• Follow developments on @iphonepopup, or check out the event website.

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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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