Mofilm and GSMA Announce Mobile Film Festival

Robert_Redford_GSMA.jpgThe GSMA, a global trade group for the wireless industry, and Mofilm, a creator of short films for mobile and on-line distribution, announced the first Global Mobile Film Festival at the Mobile World Congress in 2009, with an official ‘call for films’ to international film-makers today.

Following in the footsteps of the 2007 Mobile World Congress, which brought a Sundance Film Festival collaboration for short independent films, the new Mofilm partnership will showcase the work of short film directors representing the Cannes, Locarno, Shanghai and Sundance Festivals supported by the actor, director and film maker Robert Redford and the actress, writer and director Isabella Rossellini.

For anyone interested in joining the competition, the GSMA and Mofilm are looking for films up to five minutes in length, made both using traditional film making techniques by established and upcoming film directors, as well as films made using mobile devices themselves. Submission forms and films can be uploaded on-line at the Mofilm website from today until the deadline of November 28th 2008.