iPhone Film festival News, filmmaking, IFF3, iPhone Film Festival, Ruben Kazantsev, smartmoviemaking, smartphones — May 28, 2012 14:06 — 4 Comments
Third iPhone Film Festival attracts record entries and stellar prizes for filmmakers
• Genshi Media Group announced overall winners with
• Organisers planning ‘something huge’ for IFF4
Launched under two years ago, the first iPhone Film Festival (IFF) was held in April 2011, followed by a second last October. The third iPhone Film Festival (IFF3) wrapped at the weekend when the results were announced on the IFF website.
Winging its way up to Oregon will be over $3,500 in gear and services including $2,000 of studio services at Hollywood Post Production House Filmlook.
Genshi Media Group is Craig Anthony Perkins and Debora Jo
“Thank you Craig and thank you Ruben Kazantsev and Renáta Rinyu!! Thank you to all our friends that helped and supported us and Thank you Mom and Dad for all your support, Love and Patience and for believing in us! “
Best Film award went to SYNC by Alberto Corral, a clever love story filmed backwards with a soundtrack from the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
The band All The Pretty Cars walked away with Best Music Video for Killing Time, a
Zsolt Haraszti followed up his
“When we started IFF our biggest concern was getting enough films to compete, now at IFF3 our biggest concern is we can only award one first place winner,” says Ruben Kazantsev,
“We are glad we were not apart of the judging, since it would have been one of the hardest decisions even made. There was amazing films in every category — how do you pick one winner among winners?”
As more filmmakers adopt the iPhone as a
Kazantsev talks about a family of filmmakers, sponsors, and judges (of which I am one) and it is this factor that sets apart the IFF from similar festivals.
“Our success,” says Kazantsev, is a direct result of our passion for the filmmakers, not focusing on the number of FB fans we get or the number of visitors we have. We know most of our winners on a first name bases, and we go out of our way to push them to succeeded. This is the reason they continue to make amazing films year after year.”
It is also a reason why the iPhone Film Festival is seen as the premier online festival for iPhone filmmakers, despite various attempts to copy the name and formula.
As he sign offs the winners’ prizes for dispatch, Kazantsev and Rinyu are already looking ahead to IFF4.
While sticking to the same winning formula, Kazantsev says they have “something huge in the works for spring 2013″, and will be announcing details shortly.
For now though it’s thoughts of a vacation in Hungary and a