The Festival of Mobile Made Films
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.