Magazine article Variety

Online Festival Focuses on iPhones, Not Year

Magazine article Variety

Online Festival Focuses on iPhones, Not Year

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The nice thing about having an online film festival is that you're not a slave to the ealendar.

The Original iPhone Film Festival was inaugurated in 2011 - there hasn't yet been another. But co-founder Matthew Dessner said there's a good reason for that: They've been waiting for hardware improvements. Now, with Apple announcing a new iPhone version in the past week, he and partner Corey Rogers are ready for the next edition.

"It was time again to open a call for entries for the new films being made," Dessner said. Deadline is Nov. 1; films need to be made with an iPhone; and there is no entry fee.

In the interim, the co-founders received hundreds of more submissions. In 2011, they accepted 225 submissions, and since the most recent call for entries went out, they already have gotten more than 100 films.

New this year is a student category, along with those for fiction, nonfiction and musicvideo. Most films are three to five minutes long. …

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