The biggest Smartphone Film Festival
Everything everywhere, the smartphone Film Festival has turned the rise in smartphone owners to its advantage by taking the best possible use from their smartphone. South Korea’s annual Olleh International Smartphone Film Festival has drawn more than 700 entries from South Korea and abroad, up from about 400 submissions last year. Twenty five were selected for screening during the festival.
Smartphone Film Festival facilitates film makers to participate with little to no capital or experience. A festival where only smartphone is used as camera equipment for film making.[blockquote cite=”Bong Joong-ho, South Korean Movie Director & Jury President for the festival”] When I was in college I wanted a camera so much, so I sold doughnuts for six months to buy a Hitachi camera, but now more than 30 million people have more than 30 million cameras they can shoot movies with
Film festivals dedicated to short movies made with the video recording and editing features in smartphones have sprung up around the world in the last three years or so as consumers snapped up high-tech phones. For now, smartphone film festivals serve as a springboard for amateur filmmakers and a buzz creator for those trying to break into the film industry with little funding.
Most works presented at the festival touched on subjects born out of daily observations and personal experiences.[blockquote cite=”Bong, The Jury President”] The nature of smartphones helps to tell more intimate and personal stories,
“It’s close to our body”
Smartphones are changing the way consumers behave, there are many fun features that only smartphones have. Each day more new mobile devices are activated than there are children born into the world. This is just a start, smartphones are on the verge of taking over the world.