Press release - Prize winners 2007

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Prize winners - 3rd edition


International festival of films created with mobile video telephones.

The 3rd edition of the Pocket Films Festival organised by the Forum des images took place from June, 8-10 2007, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and SFR.

In just three editions, the Pocket Films Festival has revealed the artistic possibilities of mobile telephones as a new tool of creation and broadcasting.

For it’s 3rd edition, Pocket Films opened the horizons of it’s programming to include international filmmakers and invited spectators to discover films from 30 different countries worldwide.

From short to feature films, from fiction to experimental, to documentaries and animated films, 190 films were presented on the big screen.

In the framework of a new and innovative section called « The 4th Screen », the spectators were invited to discover more than 200 videos specifically developed for the mobile screen, displayed on more than 30 mobile phones installed throughout the Centre Pompidou.


The festival welcomed more than 100 artists and professionals to present their projects and their films, 50 of whom came from abroad to participate in the 3-day festival.

More than 6,000 spectators took part in the 3rd edition of the festival.


Prize winners

26 short films competed for the three Jury prizes. The jury was presided by filmmaker Claude Miller (The Little Thief, Charlotte and Lulu).


1st Prize of the Jury  : Porte de Choisy by Antonin Verrier (France / documentary / 2007 / 8mn).
A glimpse into the intimacy of a young couple. The flavor of the Nouvelle Vague.
The laureate received 2 000 € and a mobile video telephone.


2nd Prize of the Jury  : Free Run by Henry Reichhold (U.K. / animation / 2005 / 1mn).
The colourful and energetic voyage of a roller-boy through the London streets.
The laureate received 1 000 € and a mobile video telephone.


3rd Prize of the Jury  : ex aequo

  • Brother by Kerim Bersaner (The Netherlands / fiction / 2007 / 2mn).
    A lamentation on the horrors of the Chechnyan war.

and

  • Sunday or the Circus by Hermione Merry (Australia / fiction / 2005 / 1mn30).
    A dark and poetic evocation of childhood.

The laureates received a mobile video telephone.


The Audience Prize

The audience awarded it’s prize to Morgan Földi-Möhand for his film Reverse Love (France / experimental / 2007 / 3mn).

The laureate received a mobile video telephone.

All mobile video téléphones were offered by SFR.


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