SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD / iWORLD 2012 — The inaugural edition of the Original iPhone Film Festival (OIFF) gave out awards to small-screen Steven Spielbergs.
OIFF founders Corey Rogers and Matt Dessner were on hand to talk about common iPhone filmmaking problems, like getting release forms and copyright snafus. (If you want to take your iPhone videos from crappy to snappy, check out our exclusive interview with some great tips from Dessner.)
Looking to laud the people who harness the power of the iPhone to become walking Fellinis, the contest received hundreds of entries, about 75 percent from amateurs, from countries including Iraq, Peru and the Philippines.
• The Grand prize winner, featured above, is “Nancy Lee” Directed by Alen Petkovic. It’s an old-school music video featuring band Vintage Trouble, shot with four iPhone 4s at once.
• Fiction: “The Latter” Directed by Micah Moss
• Non-fiction: “Kalapukan (Mudplace)” Directed by Michael Guhil.
• Brand film: “Veuve Cliquot – Wish You Were Here” Directed by Melissa Martens.
You can check out all the finalists here.
The second edition of the OIFF is already in the works, the organizers hope to grow the community of iPhone filmmakers around a new blog called iphonefilmmaker.com.