Youmeiti blog reports the opening of the First Cellphone Film Festival, put on by the daily Shanghai webzine Metroer. The short films (20 sec. to 2 min.) had to be submitted by cellphone to the Metroer website. They were produced using digital cameras, video cameras, and phone cameras –anything really, so long as it could be submitted by cellphone.
Filmmakers said using cell phones is a great way to make a short movie
with little skill, money, and no access to professional equipment.
You can download some of the roughly 50 short films–some crashed my system, some said they needed more upgrades–but Shanghai Freak loaded nicely. Hip French music in the background. Kind of interesting to consider what you can do under the limited conditions of something transmissable by cell in China in 2006.
link to Youmeiti post
download Shanghai Freak by going here and pressing the blue download button which looks like this:
download additional films here, clicking on the titles in a row on the far left, or on the purple link at the lower R hand side of the screen to scroll through additional choices, and then looking for the blue download button.