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2014 Original iPhone Film Festival Seeks Submissions

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood July 3, 2014 at 11:53AM

Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we are all filmmakers these days--or potential ones at least.
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Original iPhone Film Festival
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Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we are all filmmakers these days--or potential ones at least.  In honor of that, it's time to set those phones free, people: the Original iPhone Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2014 festival.

There's no fee to enter, and submissions can be made through November 30.  The requirements are pretty straightforward: films can be up to five minutes long, and must be shot on any iOS device.

There will be be four categories in this year's festival: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Music Video and a new Student Directors/Under 18 contest.

This year's installment of the mobile-focused festival will be judged by industry bigwigs in both tech and film, including Yahoo! Tech's David Pogue, A+E Indiefilms's Molly Thompson, Macworld's Jason Snall, director Marcus Nispel and producer Jason Kliot.

The full rules and information regarding submissions can be found on the Original iPhone Film Festival's website.

This article is related to: Web/Tech, Festivals, Media


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.