In recent years, thanks to new technologies, it has become significantly easier for independent film-makers to shoot, edit and find alternative channels of distribution for their works. Both amateurs and professionals in the movie and TV industry are exploring the possibilities offered by hugely popular consumer devices like the Apple iPhone and iPad. Several initiatives to promote creative efforts in connection to these new media are emerging everyday.
Worth mentioning to the creative iPhone and iPad community is the Original iPhone Film Festival, which is currently looking for passionate videographers to take part in the first edition of the event. The Original iPhone Film Festival is an online festival addressed to those who are into indie film-making and have embraced the possibilities offered by their iDevice as a means of expression.
The festival’s rules are simple: submitted videos must be entirely shot on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 2. Editing on iOS devices is recommended but not mandatory. Videos can be submitted to any of the accepted categories: fiction, non-fiction, brand film and music video. Submitting is 100% free and there is no limit to number of entries per person. A jury composed by experts will choose the winners of the festival — Lasse Hallström will be judging too!
Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011. If you want to know more about the Original iPhone Film Festival, please visit the event’s official page.