Archive for August 12th, 2009

Touch Film Festival

12th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

BlackBerry and Vodafone have launched the Touch Film Festival, which will showcase recreated scenes from famous films shot on mobile phone cameras.

Entrants are encouraged to be as creative as possible, and the scenes can be from 10 seconds to 3 minutes maximum in duration. The public will rate the top 30 films, and they will be put forward to a judging panel led by host, writer and TV and radio broadcaster, John Kelly. Judging will be based on originality and creativity.

Three nominees will be selected from each genre: horror; comedy; science fiction; gangster; romance and action. These eighteen finalists will be invited to see their films screened at the Touch Film Festival Awards Ceremony in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on the 30th September 2009.

A winner from each category will be chosen, as well as an overall winner who will win a trip to Hollywood with 3 friends and spending money.

The closing date for entries is 6 September 2009, and further information on the application process is available from the web site.