A storyteller with a childhood dream realizes her dream through a director with a childhood dream to make films. Together, they are breaking the illusive limitations of mobile filmmaking through a new film, “The Other Side,” written by Marina Gómez and directed by famed pioneer mobile filmmaker Conrad Mess, best known for “The Fixer” filmed entirely with an iPhone 4 in 2011.
You may think that films shot with mobile phones are home videos. You may not have realized the new “other” Hollywood films in the world of mobile filmmaking.
“This project has been growing since the very beginning. I’m a very obsessive person—I can’t stop until everything is just how I want, and in this case I couldn’t find the locations that fit with what i had in my mind, so I decided to create them in 3D from scratch, so now everything is just how it’s supposed to be.”
Contact us and join us for a walk on “The Other Side” of Hollywood with our mobile film resources and programs.
The Other Side
Conrad Mess – Awards and Prizes
- IPhone Film Festival Los Angeles 2011
- IPhone Film Festival Singapore 2012
- New Media Festival Los Angeles 2012
- Z-Kudos Award Chicago 2012
- Short Film Patrol Austria 2012
- Mobil film Festival San Diego (2nd Place) 2012
- Original iPhone Film Festival San Francisco (3rd) 2012
- Short Non Stop (Finalist) 2011
- IPhone Film Festival Los Angeles (2nd Place) 2012
- Once a Week Film Festival Audience Award September 2012
- Cinephone Film Festival Winner 2012
- 30″ to end hunger contest Audience Award Ending Hunger (NGO) 2012
- 30″ to end hunger contest 3rd Place Ending Hunger (NGO) 2012
- Olleh Film Festival Korea 2012
- The Smalls Film Festival 2011
- Berkshire International Film Festival 2012
- IndiePhone Film Festival 2012
- Seoul International Extreme-Short festival 2012
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Welcome to Mobile Film! Did you notice it? Did you watch the media news and how mobile phones are at the center when it comes to video footage of breaking events? Did you read or watch the stories about Hollywood filmmakers using phones to complete their films and/or to aid in the creation of their films during production?
What is mobile film? It is different depending the context in which you find the term “mobile film,” however, when it comes to SBP we are referring to making a visual production using the camera on your phone. We choose phones and center on phones exclusively. The reason we do this is because we believe phones are the devices that are available to the most people at all times.
Making visual productions using your phone’s video camera is how you qualify for the International Mobil Film Festival and other programs within SBP’s mobile film resource center. We exclusively focus on the mobile phone: Mobile filmmaking. During the competitions at the Mobil Film Festival, a panel of judges makes winning selections based on all the usual criteria for film festival picks, but they include the creative and experimental factors that can only be attributed to mobile filmmaking.
Therefore, it is with great care that SBP selects its judge panel every year to ensure a fair judgement of winning films.
The filmmakers are promoted throughout the event, showcased and treated with the respect that all filmmakers deserve for the completion of a film.
You can read a study that was recently done by students in the University of Technology in Sidney, Australia. The study was done on several film festivals including MFF in May 2013, following MFF2013.
Giving profesional filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their skills is the main goal of the festival. MFF however, works to inspire anyone of any age or skill level to try it and that includes students.
We think films shot with mobile phones is creating a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers who could not showcase their skills and their talents before. The need for expression through visual art enabled people around the world to wrap themselves around the current technology to create high definition films which can now be showcased on big screens as well as mobile device screens.
The San Diego Mobile Film School was created by SBP as a bridge to connect an artist’s dream with the tools he or she needs to realize their dream.
Our newest program is the mobile TV distribution channel which is an online network. http://www.mobilechannel.TV can be watched on a mobile device while on the go. For people waiting in line or killing a little time, they can watch films shot exclusively with mobile phones. The films are not home videos. The films are all produced films but shot using mobile phones.
We have never received straight home videos for our film festival, and that is a loud testament to the phenomenon of mobile film that is currently taking place. Musical experimental videos, time-lapse and other films not usual or common to traditional filmmaking are exploding within the mobile film industry.
Susan Botello is the owner of SBP and the founder of MFF. Her passion is for the opportunity mobile film brings to the entire world. She sees it in the world of art, education, expression, social, business and industry, charity, journalism and many other applications.
Filmmaking has always been a “mobile” industry and SBP is set on making it so anyone can have access to filmmaking regardless of their income level, their connections, education, age or social standing. An equal ground to compete in a film festival and hope for the artist to have a chance in a competitive industry which is Hollywood.
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