Mobile film festival unveils its official selection
Voting is open to the public now till November 30th 2015
Mobile Film Festival is an officialevent of the COP21
1 Mobile - 1 Minute - 1 Film
Paris, November 3, 2015 – The Mobile Film Festival announced today its official selection consisting of 75 one-minute films from 27 countries all with thought-provoking messages about climate change. The festival received an overwhelming 765 film submissions from 70 countries all shot on mobile devices.
Using a variety of different genres of filmmaking including comedy, horror, drama, sci-fi and more, participating filmmakers used their mobile devices to create visual piecesdepicting the environmental degradation of the earth.
The festival will be in partnership with the UN and the COP21 in Paris, France and in the month leading up to the conference people from around the world are invited to vote and discover original, creative, provocative and hard-hitting films all thematically tied to climate change. Voters will have a chance to win special prizes including iPads, iPhones, Amazon vouchers and more.
All 75 films are available to be screened on the Mobile Film Festival site and can be viewed and voted on until 11:59 PM GMT on November 30. All films have been subtitled in English and potentially in other languages through crowd sourcing.
The selected films will also be available on:
Countries represented in the festival include: Bangladesh, Brazil, Columbia, Comoros, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Indonesia, Italy,Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico,Portugal, Russia, Senegal,South Korea, , Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA,
On Monday, December 7 an Awards Ceremony will take place in Paris at the Gaumont Champs Elysées where all 75 films will be screened and prizes awarded. The following jury members will be in attendance:
· Fernando Meirelles, Academy Award nominated director (CITY OF GOD)
· Yacine Ait Kaci, Elyx creator and the first UN Digital Ambassador
· HichamAyouch,Moroccan director,winner of the Golden Stallion of Yennenga at FESPACO 2015 (FEVER)
· Jimmy Jean-Louis, actor and model best known for his role as “The Hatian” on the NBC television series Heroes
· ZabouBreitman, French actress and César Award-winning director
BNP Paribas will award a grant of 30.000€to the Grand Prix for the production of a short film and 15.000€ to the Best French Film.
The jury will also award the prize for Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress and Place to B will present the Blogger Award.
The Mobile Film Festival thanks its sponsors:
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with over 185,000 employees, including near 145,000 in Europe. The group holds key positions in its two core businesses: Retail Banking & Services (including Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model in the Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western United States. In its activities Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, as well as a solid and strong growth in Asia-Pacific.
Dotsub is a technology and services company whose goal is to promote global awareness by removing language barriers to understanding. By translating digital video from any language to any language, Dotsub increases the reach of a video, therefore increasing its effectiveness and audience engagement. Dotsub is very proud to be a sponsor of the Mobile Film Festival.
About Mobile Film Festival:
Bruno Smadja created the Mobile Film Festival in 2005. For the past decade the festival has been dedicated to discovering and supporting young directors by challenging them to create a film based on the unique idea of 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film. In 2014, the Mobile Film Festival had 750 films submitted, 50 films in selection, and 2.7 million public views in 3 weeks.
Andrea Grau, President
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