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Pocket Film Fest is all about ONE thing: Freedom and Mobility.

Okay, maybe that's two things.

With a smartphone today, you can shoot, edit, and share your experiences while the adventure is still happening. Whether it's a heartfelt vlog made on a journey of self discovery, a spontaneous outburst of hilarity, a music video, death defying action, or a feature film that's never seen a desktop computer, we want to explore what YOU can do with the best camera in the world: the one in your pocket.

The Festival of Mobile Made Films

ANNOUNCEMENT: We're sad to say the Pocket Film Fest is on hiatus until 2017.

Here's the story.

The organizers have met with a fantastic opportunity that will, in the long run, mean great things for the fest’s growth and success. We’re producing a television show about creativity, the creative process, and the amazing tools available for self expression today. This work aligns perfectly with our mission for the festival, which is to showcase the creative brilliance and innovation possible using even simple tools.

Unfortunately, the effort necessary to produce the show made it impossible to host the 2016 festival. As a small team, we’re focusing to create the best creative showcase possible.

The Pocket Film Fest will be back in 2017, bigger and better than ever.

But GOOD NEWS! If you’ve produced a great mobile-made film that the world needs to see, check out SF3, the Smart Fone Flick Fest! This smartphone film festival is the spiritual sister fest of the Pocket Film Fest. They’re accepting submissions till the end of July, so don’t delay!

The Pocket Film Fest is the festival of mobile-made films.
entries are shot, and in many cases edited, on mobile devices,

like smartphones, tablets, or action cameras. 

Everyone has a smartphone, and everyone has a story.

Filmmaking has always been a prohibitively expensive and demanding artform. Even today, if you want to tell a story like Hollywood does, you might use camera setups worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. You might need rendering farms for special effects that bill in the millions. And you’ll probably need to work with a vast crew of highly trained specialists to perfect every detail of what you hope will be the next big summer blockbuster.

But there’s another way. At no other time in film’s history has its technology been so accessible. The tools that allow you to point, shoot, edit and share high quality content are literally in your pocket right now.

Anyone with a bunch of money can make a terrible movie. It happens all the time. But it is our closely held belief that anyone with the right mix of determination and creativity can make a good movie, even a great one, with what they already have in their pocket. 

The Pocket Film Fest aims to celebrate the filmmakers who are doing the most with the least. Perhaps more importantly, we hope to motivate the filmmakers-to-be to grab their phone, tablet, brand new action cam or old school flip-phone, and tell a great story.

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