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Provo, UT


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 2015 Pocket Film Fest

Photo credit Central Coast Grammar School on Facebook

Photo credit Central Coast Grammar School on Facebook

In 2015, we brought back all the best from 2014, and added a whole lot more. We partnering with some amazing people. Like Jason.

Jason van Genderen is an award winning filmmaker with a peculiar penchant for one thing: making movies with his smartphone! Known as The Pocket Filmmaker, Jason started the Pocket Film Academy to be the best online resource to learn mobile-filmmaking.

We've watched his iPhone Master Class, and it's incredible. If you want to make the most of your mobile-made films, this class is a must.

The City of Provo flew Jason to Utah from his home in New South Wales, Australia. He spoke, ran workshops, and helped everyone find the keys to do more (with less) in filmmaking.

Next up is Start Fest, Utah's largest grassroots startup festival. Through the first week of September this festival had it all. Here are just a few of the groups involved:

  • The Rooftop Concert Series - Bringing local and national headline bands to Provo for the past 5 years
  • The Beehive Bazaar - The best arts and crafts from across the Beehive State
  • The Utah Business Games - The most competitive foosball, ping-pong, and office games anywhere
  • The Start Madness Pitch Competition - Startups competing for over $150,000 in cash awards
  • The South of Center Fest - Celebrating art of all kinds, created in and around Provo
  • The Food Truck Roundup - Along with the many restaurants on Center St., you'll have amazing dining options
  • Many many more - This event was unlike anything Utah had ever seen, with attendance in the thousands

We upgraded our venue, too. 

We were excited to be at the Covey Center for the Arts along Center Street in downtown Provo. Our screenings were in the main theater (seating for 600 people), with several engagements at other venues along Center Street, just a couple blocks away.

In 2014 we gave away over $15,000 in prizes and awards. Just like everything else, we went bigger and better in 2015. Check out our sponsors, and if you want your company and brand to get in on the fun, contact us about sponsorship opportunities.