Remember the Nokia Shorts Competition we told you about? The one that involved a grand prize of $10,000 and an all expenses trip to the London Film Museum, along with a chance to be one of the 8 entries that will be selected to receive $5,000 to produce the full version on two, Nokia N8’s. Yes, that one. Well its now over and we have a winner!
James Griffiths’s Splitscreen: A Love Story, a filmed on two N8s – one in Paris, one in New York, it places the two screens together to tell a story of two lovers that ultimately intertwines. More on this at the Nseries blog.
In total there are a bunch of 8 short films shot entirely on Nokia N8s, and if you look at them you would have a very hard time believing that something you carry in your pocket everyday can produce such great work.
Check out all the films on Nokia’s Vimeo page. Great stuff.
If Mobile Motion Picture making is right up your alley, Nokia has something you would be very interested in, the Nokia Shorts Competition. A grand prize of $10,000 and an all expenses trip to the London Film Museum is on the line along with a chance to be one of the 8 entries that will be selected to receive $5,000 to produce the full version on two, Nokia N8’s.
In order to take part, all you need to do is create a video pitch of an idea for a short film or video, in no longer than two minutes. Add a 100 word description to it and submit it to Nokia’s Vimeo channel. If you are one of the 8 lucky people picked by the jury, the $5,000 production budget and two Nokia N8’s could be winging their way to you. What’s more, a premiere screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011 awaits all shortlisted filmmaker’s finished films.
The jury will be looking for originality, so to shortlist, pitch an innovative idea, a unique approach, or unusual angle: in short, something new. Nokia will announce the shortlisted filmmakers by 24.04.2011 and cash and cameras will be shipped out in good time for shooting to start on 02.05.2011 and wrap on 12.06.2011. You have time until April 17th 2011 to submit your pitch.
You can find all the details on Nokia’s Vimeo page.