Thursday, 23 November 2017

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Mobile Film Festival and UN focus on climate change

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13.8.2015  – Partnering with the United Nations (UN), the Mobile Film Festival is encouraging film makers to create one minute videos on their phones that inspire people to ‘Act on Climate Change’.

The Mobile Film Festival pioneered this platform which encourages aspiring filmmakers to create powerful 1 minute films on their mobile.  It is dedicated to discovering, supporting and accompanying young directors by providing the opportunity for them to be part of a smart challenge based on a unique idea, ‘1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film’

This year’s Mobile Film Festival theme focuses on climate change ahead of the Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris in December (COP21).

Mobile FilmBruno Smadja, founder of Mobile Film Festival explained, “we are very excited and honoured to be partnering with the UN for this very special and international edition. We want to give filmmakers from all over the world the chance to tell their story and their vision on Climate Change — all through the inexpensive use of a mobile phone. We give the opportunity to a generation of creators to be part of a huge and global event to express their vision through all genres of films.”

Participants from around the world are encouraged to create unique films in their own languages before submitting them via the Mobile Film Festival website before September 28, 2015. For more information, including the rules of entry and to upload films go to mobilefilmfestival.com . Click here to watch the video trailer.

Of the entries, 100 films will be selected and an overall winner will receive a grant, with which to produce a film within a year.

Last year 750 films were submitted to the competition and they received over 2.7 million viewings in just 3 weeks.

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