Utpal Borpujari

September 29, 2008

GLOBAL MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL

Filed under: Cinema,Documentary,Film Competition,Short Film — Utpal Borpujari @ 3:13 pm
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An announcement that might be handy to you:

The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, and Mofilm, a pioneer of short films for mobile and on-line distribution, has announced the first Global Mobile Film Festival at the Mobile World Congress in 2009, with an official ‘call for films’ to international film-makers today.
 
The Global Mobile Festival follows the success of the GSMA’s previous collaborations with the Sundance Film Festival to create the Global Short Film Project, which debuted at the Mobile World Congress in 2007; and this year, showcasing with Mofilm, the work of short film directors representing the Cannes, Locarno, Shanghai and Sundance Festivals supported by the actor, director and film maker Robert Redford and the actress, writer and director Isabella Rossellini.
 
The GSMA and Mofilm are seeking films up to five minutes in length, made both using traditional film making techniques by established and upcoming film directors, as well as films made using mobile devices themselves. Submission forms and films can be uploaded on-line at the Mofilm website www.mofilm.com from today until the deadline of November 28th 2008.
 
Films will be judged by an international jury of film, festival and mobile content experts, with the best films showcased at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress (www.mobileworldcongress.com), the world’s largest communications industry event that attracts more than 55,000 visitors from the mobile, entertainment and many other industry sectors to Barcelona each February.
 
Mofilm with present Awards for the Best Film at the Congress, selected by a special jury of film directors and film festival executives. 

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World Bank’s micro-documentary film contest

An announcement that might be handy to you:

Deadline: 24/10/2008

Region: Worldwide

The World Bank has launched a worldwide competition of 2-5 minute documentaries that highlight social aspects of climate change. The deadline for submissions is October 24.

Titled “Vulnerability exposed: Social dimensions of climate change,” the competition is a follow-up to the bank’s March 2008 international workshop on climate change.

The competition consists of two categories:

1- Social dimensions of climate change: This category is open to both amateur and professional filmmakers.

2- Young voices of climate change: This category is open to filmmakers who are under 24 years old.

The award winners will recieve an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. for a screening of their film.

For more information, visit www.worldbank. org/sdccfilmcont est or contact Megumi Makisaka at mmakisaka@worldbank .org

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