Pocket Films – NOT Happy Slapping!
At last a constructive use forÂ the video camera on your phone (apart from cheeky home flicks and the occassional ‘Happy Slap’).Â The Pocket Films FestivalÂ is a celebration ofÂ the art of making moviesÂ with your pocket blower.Â Â Now in it’s second year the craze seems not to be showing any signs of slowing down.
Japanâ€™s first attempt at the Pocket Films Festival is based on a partnership between the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and the Forum des images of Paris which has staged numerous audio-visual events including special feature screenings of as many as 1,000 films a year, in addition to organizing the Pocket Films Festival since 2005. Although we are inheriting from them the â€œespritâ€ of Paris, the center of the film world, and the format of a film festival where films shot with a mobile phone are screened as works of art, we are also keen to develop a set of plans for our festival that are unique to Japan.
So budding film makers – none of this “I can’t afford the gear to make a film worthy to show” nonsense.Â Get yourself a decent mobile phone and start filming!!Â
News snatched from Red Ferret