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Video: Mobil Film Festival kicks off with Mess masterclasses
Conrad Mess talks about his forthcoming masterclasses at the San Diego Mobile Film School as the Mobil Film Festival puts a call out for entries to this year’s event
Calling all mobile filmmakers – the second annual international Mobil Film Festival (MFF) is open for submissions until 3 March 2013. It’s free and easy to enter and the only criteria is that films must have been made on a mobile device with a running time between 30 seconds and five minutes max.
There are four categories, and the MFF is particularly keen on promoting youth talent and community stories, so if you have an idea for a mobile film this is one of the places to get it seen by an international audience.
Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 27 and 28 April at Grossmont College in San Diego, and if you want to find out how to make a film on a smartphone the MFF has launched the San Diego Mobile Film School with the help of top mobile filmmakers Conrad Mess of the award-winning iPhone film The Fixer, and Dr Max Schleser of MINA.pro, New Zealand.
Schleser, curator of the International Mobile Innovation Screening 2011 and 2012, will show films from the New Zealand-based film festival and will also talk about ‘mobile-mentaries’ (mobile documentaries) that he filmed in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Russia and on the Cook Islands. His classes will take place on 14 and 15 February (10AM – 3PM) at 770 11th Avenue in downtown San Diego.
Organisers say Conrad Mess will fly to San Diego later in the year from his home in Spain and will host a number of specialist mobile filmmaking masterclasses, using the same techniques that has got him known in Hollywood as one of the most stylish mobile film directors.
“Max will be in San Diego in February to launch a pre-screening of the second annual MFF 2013, we will show the films from MFF 2012 and provide mobile film workshops and master classes hosted by Max, with news on forthcoming classes by Conrad,” said MFF founder Susan Botello.
“We are hoping to inspire attendees to realising the potential of filmmaking to everyone by using what they already have in their pocket: the cell phone. Max will present and instruct on simple processes to use mobile phones for filming creative video projects, which will give you more control and better results.”