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New book on mobile-made media

Max Schleser, whose mobile-mentary we’ve featured on this site, is the co-editor of MOBILE MEDIA MAKING IN AN AGE OF SMARTPHONES (Palgrave MacMillan). The book is a collection of essays that discuss mobile and digital filmmaking opportunities in such areas as citizen news, transmedia, and social media. Publication date: October, 2014. Price is $67.50. For…

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Cinephone Submission Deadline is coming soon!

If you’d like to submit a video to Barcelona-based Cinephone International Smartphone Shortfilm Festival, the deadline is August 31, 2014. Cinephone features short mobile-shot videos in all genres. For details and submission form please visit www.cinephone.org

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The Mobil Film Festival is open for submissions

Creating a watchable mobile video is rewarding in itself. The next logical step is placing your work before an audience. You can corral your friends or upload to YouTube. Even more exciting is submitting your video to a film festival. The cutting edge Mobil Film Festival (MFF)

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“Himalayan Tsunami”: a grassroots news report

In 2013, Indian filmmaker Shiva Prasad was trapped in a Himalayan tsunami. Having survived the onslaught, Shiva documented the catastrophe using his Samsung  GT-N7100. This experiment in spontaneous reportage earned him Second Place in the 2014 Mobil Film Festival. Shiva was born in Rajahmundry, a holy town in the eastern part of India. He writes:…

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