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Cinemobile gives amateurs a shot: Calls for short films made on cell phones

The Cinemobile Film Festival gives amateurs making films on their cell phone cameras an audience of millions, who will vote for their favourite short; Deadline for entries is 10 September

Mai Sobhy, Monday 13 Aug 2012
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The Cinemobile film festival is accepting short film entries from amateurs using mobile phones until 10 September.

Launched by Al-Arabia Cinema Production and Distribution (ACPD) in collaboration with the telecommunication giant, Qualcomm, Cinemobile Film Festival is the first major festival for films shot on mobile phones in Egypt.

The project was initiated on 13 July and has already collected a large number of films shot by amateurs on their mobile phones.

There are no specific regulations or limitations regarding the submissions except that they must be creative, the film’s duration should not exceed 20 minutes and that it be shot on a mobile phone.

The Cinemobile Film Festival is considered an alternate to the cinema industry. It gives the chance for the amateur filmmakers to make their films through mobile phones and show their films on social networks with the lowest cost.

All the shortlisted films are posted on the festival’s website for the audience to watch and vote on.

The jury has so far selected 30 films. Finalists will be announced on 13 September, while the voting on the website will continue until 23 September.

The festival culminates on 26 September with a large awards ceremony.

Awards include training courses, script-development workshops and other forms of educational programmes. 

Jury members include Director of Photography Sameh Selim, actor Iyad Nassar, actress Basma, filmmaker Mariam Abou Ouf, scriptwriter Mriam Naoum and telecom expert Khaled Bishara.

Filmmaking tutorials are available on the festival’s website, presented by filmmaker, Amr Salama, producer Mohamed Hefzy and actor Khaled Abul Naga.

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