Mobile Film Festival 2017 Unveils Official Selection: 51 Shorts From 18 Countries
1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film: the French festival is back for its 12th edition
1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film. Beholden to its missions, Mobile Film Festival has unveiled the official selection for its 12th edition – 51 shorts from 18 countries. Launched in 2005 by Bruno Smadja, the festival is dedicated to discovering, financing and providing support to film directors from all over the world, based on the simple 1 + 1 + 1 format. The filmmakers submit online their one minute films which they have shot with a mobile phone. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Paris on February 28th.
The 2017 Awards include Grand Prize International (a grant of €15,000 from BNP Paribas), Grand Prize France (a grant of €15,000 from BNP Paribas), Awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, Best Director Award (a grant of €3,000 from CNC), Screenplay Award (a grant of €3,000 from CNC), Best Vertical Film Award, Bloggers Award, Audience Award (awarded on the basis of an audience online vote in partnership with French entertainment information website TOPITO), and SensCritique Award. The Jury will be chaired by actress and director Emmanuelle Bercot. The other Jury members are screenwriter and director Kim Chapiron, actress Emilie Dequenne, actress and director Maïmouna Doucouré, actress and director Julie Gayet, agent Laurent Grégoire, actor and director Jalil Lespert, and actress Aïssa Maïga.
The 51 shorts (with English and French subtitles) are available online. You can vote for the Audience Award by 21st February 2017. Here’s a preview, including the two Italian shorts in competition and other films addressing important issues as the refugee crisis and the disturbing racism in France and Europe.
Life directed by Tommaso Acquarone
Andrea directed by Filippo Ronca
Ojalá directed by Marie-Stéphan Cattaneo
Tant qu’il est encore temps directed by Brice Veneziano
Tous les mêmes droits directed by Thierno Sadou Thiam
T’es un bonhomme! directed by Sylvain Certain
Reborn directed by Duy Anh Nguyen
Une poignée de main directed by Kajanthan Gugananthan
Intime directed by Sarah Benzazoncomments powered by Disqus