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We are pleased to welcome you at the Australian Centre for the Moving-Image in the 7the edition of the International Mobile
Innovation Screening. This year we established the New Voices category for emerging and first time filmmakers. MINA, the
Mobile Innovation Network Australasia, aims to support new ideas and new voices in cinema. We believe that diversifying
cinema is part of the innovation process. The work by the filmmakers in the New Voices category and the International
Mobile Innovation Screening makes a bold statement showcasing experimental screen productions. In order to develop a
discussion around the continuous innovation in mobile, pocket and smartphone filmmaking we will present a panel discussion
by filmmaker, producers and digital storytellers. For the last seven years we worked with a number of arts and technology
institutes, colleges and schools at universities in New Zealand and Australia, who are part of the smartphone filmmaking
scene as much as independent artists, filmmakers, producers and our partner festivals.
Most panel speakers have supported MINA through their filmmaking and work on committee and festival organisations.
We would like to acknowledge this outstanding support. Our network structure enables us not only to react to any changes
in smartphone technology, but maintain the pioneers in this now established field of creative practice. Books like Creative
Mobile Media by Sylvie Prasad, Creating With Mobile Media by Marsha Berry or Mobile Media Making in an Age of
Smartphones (Berry and Schleser 2014) and the upcoming Mobile Story Making in Age of Smartphones (Berry and Schleser
2018) demonstrates the impact of artists, filmmakers and digital storytellers on creative practices beyond media, arts and
design. Creativity as the currency of the 21st century allows smartphone filmmaker to develop sustainable business models
and working with MINAs screening partners, one can see how entrepreneurs in the spirit of the Lumire Brother drive change
in the industry.
We would like to thank Filmic Pro for their support for the MINA screening program and especially the New Voices catagory.
The app has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in cinematographic terms. We cannot wait to see where they take
us next. A special thanks to Beastgrip who worked with us very closely to update our responsive website .
When working on location beastgrip is a tool that allows you to add all the things that might be required for certain format
productions (whether attaching mics, using tripods or lights); and it still fits in your backpack to ensure we can produce our
work out and about. New to the screening partners are Fotosafari, ArtNewsPortal and iPitch . We are already looking
forward to the mobile, smartphone and pocket films that utilized the gear and networking facilities. We only work with
screening partners who we use in our own productions.

The MINA collective not only works in the creative industries but is also active in the education environment supporting the
next generation of screen producers. Dean Keeps Screen Production course at Swinburne University of Technology is
providing a platform for storytellers to engage in mobile, smartphone and pocket filmmaking. This now includes experimental
screen productions beyond the cinema screen featuring immersive storytelling and serialised content. We, the MINA Screening
Committee, applys academic and quality ensured measures including double blind peer reviews. Furthermore we benchmark
ourselves in the context of other international smartphone film festivals. MINA is the internationally longest running initiative,
we are happy to maintain the experimental, moving-image arts and creative arts angle in the dynamic world of smartphone

MINA evolves to a structure similar to a collective with collaborators who share a vision. Special thanks for the feedback to
Patrick Kelly and Gerda Cammear in the panel set-up and conversation with Marsha Berry and Dean Keep about MINAs
future endeavours. A very special mention and bravo to the MINA committee for the work on the screening committee:

SYLVIE PRASAD (University of East London, UK)

ULLI ROSENFELD (Goethe Institute, Wellington, Aotearoa / NZ)
GERDHA CAMMAER (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)
ADRIAN JEFFS (Independent Filmmaker, Designer & MINA)
MAX SCHLESER(Swinburne University of Technology & Screening Director MINA)
In the last seven years we worked with a number of partner festivals who are doing great work around the world, see our
assive thankstoAdrianwhoasasmartphonefilmmakerand
designer has supported this years events in amazing ways. Please applaud him for the program design and social media
updates. This year a special thanks to Krish, a student from Swinburne University of Technology, for helping with the showreel
There are not only experts in the panel on the stage, but also in the audience. A special welcome to the MINA Smartphone
Filmmaking and Mobile Social Media Content workshop participants and tutors/workshop facilitators: Adrian (https://, Tania (, Corinne (https://, Marsha ( &
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acknowledging the Department of Film and Animation at Swinburne University of Technology.

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Max Schleser
Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications at the University of East London

Sylvie Prasad is a visual artist and a senior lecturer in Media and Communications at the University
of East London. She has published work on lifestyle television and celebrity culture. Media and
screen work have been exhibited widely and her short film May Days was featured on BBC Radio
4s Pocket Cinema and Pick of the Week. Her forthcoming book Creative Mobile Media is to be
published by World Scientific.

Cultural Programmes, Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Ulrike has a background in photography and also completed an M.A. in Film and Theatre Studies,
Cultural Anthropology and Psychology in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Aberystwyth (Wales, UK)
and Prague (Czech Republic). She has worked as a camera assistant and editing intern for TV
productions and has also had wide practical involvement in international film and arts festivals in
both Europe and New Zealand.
Ulrike coordinates a wide range of film and arts programmes for the Goethe-Institut NZ. She also
organises the annual German Film Festival in New Zealand that takes place in five cities around the
country. In her spare time she offsets all this screen time with making pottery.
Associate Professor at the School of Image Arts of Ryerson University in Toronto

Dr. Gerda Cammaer is Associate Professor at the School of Image Arts where she teaches in the
Film Program (BFA) and the Documentary Media Program (MFA). She is currently the program
director of the Film Program. Both as scholar and as filmmaker she specializes in experimental
and documentary film, microcinema and mobile filmmaking. She is the co-director of the
Documentary Media Research Centre (DMRC) and co-founder and organizer of the Moving Image
Arts international short film festival, both in the School of Image Arts.

SmiljanaGlisovicsresearchislocatedinthefieldofdocumentaryandpoeticformsof audiovisual
practice. Her research interrogates how moving image and sound can act as conduits toward
affectiveandtransformativeexperiences;howthispracticecanbe usedasamethodologytoward
anotherkindofknowledgeofenvironments;andhow thisformcanfacilitateuniqueexpressions
ofexperienceofplace.Shehasworked acrossvariousmediumsandforms,asanartist,actor,writer
andfilmmaker.Sheworks atRMITUniversityintheSchoolofMediaandCommunicationwhereshe
teaches in Creative Writing and Media.
Lecturer, School of Media and Communication AT RMIT

Dr Kelly lectures in media production, with a focus on documentary practice, interactive media,
career development, social media, and practice-led research. Patrick is a filmmaker, writer and a
ademic, who completed his PhD in Creative Media at RMIT in 2013. The filmic practice-led project
examined the auratic experience of traditional and contemporary media and saw him going offline
for a period of 80 days in 2011 an experience documented in the film Detour Off the Superhig
way . Dr Kelly has supported MINA on numerous occasions as co-curator and committee member
of Mobile Innovation Network Australasia (MINA).

Senior Lecturer, Film and Television at Swinburne University of Technology
Max Schleser is a filmmaker, who explores emerging media and smartphones for creative
transformation and media production. His portfolio ( includes various abstract
moving-image, experimental film and collaborative documentary projects, which are screened at
film festivals, galleries, museums and online, such as Videoscope, Pocket Film Festival, HeART
beat Festival, Museu da Imagem e do Som do Estado, South London Gallery, East End Film
Festival, Future Film and The Smalls, FLEFF Film Festival, New Zealand Film Archive, Te Papa
Tongarewa. Max worked on mobile media consultancy projects for Adobe, Nokia, Open Lab and
Frontier Strategy. Max co-found MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia and curates
the International Mobile Innovation Screening.
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Created by: Sylvain Certain
Country: France
Device: iPhone SE
Software: Final Cut Pro 7
Under the pressure of his big brother, Willy will have to become a Man...

Created by: Manpreet Singh
Country: Canada
Device: Moto Z Play Smartphone
Software: Final Cut pro
Unseen Memories unravels a compilation of thoughts through the eyes of a
young girl. The wonderful world portrayed by her father contradicts the harsh
Created by: Mahmood Al-Yousif
Country: Bahrain
Device: iPhone 7
Software: Unknown
A short glimpse into a married couples weekly ritual to stay connected and
enjoy each others company. The couple live in Bahrain and enjoy their life to-
gether. Proof that the Middle East can have some normalcy away from bad news
and terrorism? Yes we can. Arabs and Muslims are largely peace loving regular
people. This glimpse might over-simplify a very complex issue, but should give
pause to those who perpetuate the myth that its all doom and gloom.


Created by: Mohammed Zaouche
Country: Algeria
Lubna is a little girl from Palestine , today it is eight years , So was her birthday,
how was your birthday?
V ID E O S KE T C H 23( B )
Created by: Phil Hastings
Country: United States
Device: iPhone 7
Software: Unknown
An open-ended meditation on desire and resignation.


Created by: Doug Armknecht
Country: United States
Device: DJI Phantom 3 Pro
Software: Unknown
Drones give us unique perspectives on the world, and this is especially striking
over the sweeping landscapes of farm country. Jhan LaRosh describes how
drones are used on his family farm to capture stunning views and share them
with the world. This film shows the beauty of the Kansas plains and the bounty
of wheat harvest.
Created by: Laurence Rosier Staines
Country: Australia
Device: iPhone 6s
Software: Premiere Pro
A documentary crew follows a trio of millennials who are terrorising a gentrified
suburb to drive down house prices.

QU O G RA B #2
Created by: Patrick Kelly
Country: Australia
Device: iPhone 7
Software: Premiere Pro CC
Quo Grab #02 is the second in a series of films by Patrick Kelly which examine
everyday routines, mediated experience and the creation of contexts through
juxtaposition. It has been established that smartphones are ideal devices to
use for personal, reflective documentary filmmaking (Berkeley 2014), as well
as for creative projects that reconnect the conception and execution stages of
production (Batty 2014). Juxtaposition is a key method in creating new contexts
for media clips (Kelly 2014). These are ideas examined in the previous work in
this series, however this film also explores ideas of mediated experience and
the non-linearity of time in media work. In this film, the images on the left are
assembled into a non-linear montage of video captured on a recent visit to Israel
and Jordan.
Created by: Daniel Wagner
Country: Australia / New Zealand
Device: iPhone 6
Software: V/O recorded in Audition Video edited in iMovie
An exploration of undulation. A poem about what ships might bring into harbour
from around the world.

Created by: Evan Luchkow
Country: Canada
Device: iPhone SE
Software: Unknown
Human activity appears to dominate our planets urban spaces, but a closer look
reveals that we share every corner of our busy cities with trillions of microorganisms.
These are the microscopic landscapes of Vancouver, Canada.
Created by: David Cowlard
Country: New Zealand
Device: iPhone 5
Software: sound recorded with iPhone 5 using iTalk and native camera, edited
with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Lung is the latest in a series of short form videos that explore the architecture
and urban fabric of Auckland, New Zealand. Repetition and looping is used to
focus attention on the habitual, tactile appropriation of buildings the way that
we get to know our cities and built environment by moving through them, seeing
them at different times of the day, in different light and weather conditions and
most of all by inhabiting them.

Created by: Pegah Izadian
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Software: Unknown
Unseen Memories unravels a compilation of thoughts through the eyes of a
young girl. The wonderful world portrayed by her father contradicts the harsh
Created by: Vanessa Vox
Country: France
Device: iPhone SE
Software: iMovie, LumaFX, Artisto, Garage Band
Dreaming (August the 7th, 2016 - 255) is a short experimental movie highlighted
with a self-made music track. In the reality of our dreams we often feel like
prisoners. We would like to escape but we cannot. We turn around and around.
Again and again. Missing the help and support of a usual logic. We follow
pathways which lead to nowhere. We hurry downstairs, but we dont reach the
end. The only exit is waking up. But sometimes our dreams wont let us go.
We are trapped by their mysterious and meaningfull image sequences. We are
spellbound in the dreamworld.


Created by: Paul Taylor
Country: United States
Device: iPhone 5C and iPhone 6
Software: Final Cut pro
In this video, #selfiesuit_documentation, I have created a documentary from
smartphone footage shot by participants of four different walks that occurred in
October, 2016, in San Francisco and Oakland California. The majority of people
I encountered during these events, however, were unaware of the project and
their reactions reflect this fact. If passers-by showed interest, I encouraged them
to participate by taking a selfie using the suit, and posting their photo(s) on
social media, thereby pushing the project from the analog world into the digital.
The #selfiesuit is an ongoing project. I continue to wear the suit around the San
Francisco Bay Area, most recently participating in Oaklands First Fridays art
festival. I plan on traveling with the suit to different cities throughout the United
States and abroadstay tuned!
Created by: Harold Gonzlez Chavarra
Country: Nicaragua
Device: iPhone 5 & iPhone 6
Software: Hyperlapse Avid Media Composer
Auikyani is an experimental short film that tells my life experience for the last 3
years, drawing inspiration from my beautiful country Nicaragua, my friends and
my partner whom have accompanied me in my search for new experiences.
Auikyani is Nahuatl for Traveler.

Created by: Vivi Octaviani
Country: Australia
Device: Samsung Galaxy A5
Software: Adobe Premiere and Photoshop CC
Eight Colours of Sound is a sound experimental mobile film composed by eight
different sound produced by filming eight different surfaces, concrete wall,
glass jar, kitchen knives, bamboo, water, plastic, cardboard and chain fence
with Samsung Galaxy A5). I was sketching on various surfaces and movements
using mobile phones manoeuvrability towards different surfaces but when I
studied these sketches I found that most of them have strong sound elements
and different textures which I believe was the result of recording with mobile
phones microphone. I could not resist my curiosity to make an experimental
composition using these distinct sound textures rather than its visuals, hence the
editing process was focused on the sound composition to determine the overall
abstraction of the visual and sound in a piece.
Created by: Melissa Brattoni
Country: Australia
Device: LG Google Nexus 5X
Software: Adobe Premiere and VFX using Nuke Compositing
A woman is stalked by a mysterious hooded spectre. An Autumnal homage to
and inspired by Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren.
8.30 - 9.30pm
Moderated by TANIA SHEWARD

A short screening of works followed by a panel discussion for 15 min.

[8.30-8.45] Experimental Smartphone Films

phone-playing-the-ground-surface (Keen, 2017, AU)
becoming disappearing (Glisovic, 2017, AU)
Aliens Among Us (extracts from work-in-progress)
Remember Hiroshima (working title, extracts from work-in-progress)
[8.45 - 9.00] Panel 1: Experimental and Emerging Practices
Vivi Octaviani Emerging Filmmaker
Seth Keen Filmmaker & past MINA committee
Smiljana Glisovic Filmmaker & MINA committee
Liz Burke Producer / Filmmaker[a]
Dean Keep Filmmaker, Photographer, Artist & MINA committee
[9.00 - 9.15] Teaser videos from MINA partners & MINA committee
Angela Blake (Sydney) SF3 - Partner Film Festival
Vanessa Vox (France) Dreaming - MINA filmmaker
Felipe Cardona (Columbia) #GDLMEX2 - MINA filmmaker
Extract from Adrian Jeffs Good Day to Die, 60+ Online Workshops, Storypreneur & #Filmbreaker
[9.15-9.30] Social Impact
Hilary Davis Digital Storytelling
Jason van Genderen Smartphone Filmmaker & #Filmbreaker
Adrian Jeffs Filmmaker & MINA committee
Max Schleser Filmmaker & MINA curator
Tania Sheward is an independent video Producer and Director and consults for Australian creative
film agencies. The former BBC Multimedia Producer has trained Australian tertiary students in
Video and Mobile Journalism, combining the art of crafting engaging storytelling with real hands-
on skills. Tania has been passionate about mobile video stories since smartphones first came on
the scene when she pioneered video content across BBC mobile platforms. Tania currently runs
smartphone filmmaking workshops with Sydney agency Digital Storytellers. Her passion lies in
empowering organisations and individuals to tell the stories that matter to them - and what better
way to do that than using the tools they already have at their disposal: the mobile phone.

Vivi Octaviani is an Indonesian-Australian graphic designer based in Melbourne. She moved to the
most liveable city back in 2007 and is proud to be a Melbournian. Vivi has more than a decade
of experience in the graphic design industry, with the last six years spent focussed on digital
content. Vivi has helped both Australian and Indonesian clients from a variety of businesses on
branding, graphic presentation and content for their online advertisements. To fulfil her thirst of
media knowledge, she is currently studying part time in RMIT Master of Media and is expected to
wrap up in winter 2019. Outside Vivis creative bubble, you can definitely chat to her about beauty,
fashion, travels, dogs, food, coffee, music, movies, sports, toys, plants (how bad she is at keeping
them alive) she is pretty fun to chat with!

Eight Colours of Sound is an experimental mobile film composed by eight different sound produced
by filming eight different surfaces, concrete wall, glass jar, kitchen knives, bamboo, water, plastic, cardboard and chain fence with
Samsung Galaxy A5(2016). I was sketching on various surfaces and movements using mobile phones manoeuvrability towards
different surfaces. When I studied these sketches I found that most of them have strong sound elements and different textures
which I believe was the result of recording with mobile phones microphone. I could not resist my curiosity to make an experimental
composition using these distinct sound textures rather than its visuals, hence the editing process was focused on the sound
composition to determine the overall abstraction of the visual and sound in a piece.
Seth Keen is an academic and practitioner working at the intersection of media and design.
Seth combines his experience as a television documentary producer with interactive documentary
research to design audiovisual media workflows and platforms. His practice is interdisciplinary
across media, visual arts and design. He produces video works for exhibition, broadcast, screening
and online publication.

Phone-playing-the-ground-surface is an experimental video work that explores the notion of

using a smartphone to sample moving imagery and audio. In this work the collaborators focus
on sampling surfaces, the wood chip mulch in a childrens playground. The sampling approach
is carried through into the edit with each contributor exploring how the samples, three shots, are
assembled into a whole. The first part focuses on sample order while the second part is influenced
by gestalt theory. Overall this work aims to utilise the affordances of the camera phone to examine
how mobile filmmaking practices can evolve beyond cinema and television paradigms.

Smiljana Glisovics research is located in the field of documentary and poetic forms of audiovisual
practice. Her research interrogates how moving image and sound can act as conduits toward
affective and transformative experiences; how this practice can be used as a methodology toward
an other kind of knowledge of environments; and how this form can facilitate unique expressions
of experience of place. She has worked across various mediums and forms, as an artist, actor, writer
and filmmaker. She works at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication where she
teaches in Creative Writing and Media.

becoming disappearing
This little film is the second in a series of little mobile phone films that centre around a speculative
ekphrastic practice that renders the real work of the filmmaker impossible. The series challenges
our expectations around what we expect the moving image to be able to do and what we expect a mobile media practice to
enact. This particular film is interested in how we can think with moving images, and whether they can act as conduits toward a
relation between the human and non-human.
Liz Burke is an independent producer specialising in compelling, stylish and often political
documentaries. They include, Yuletide (2000) SBS, Just Punishment (2006) ABC, The First Wave
(2008), Missing in the Land of Gods (2012), Helen Garners Monkey Grip ABC (2014) and Defiant
Lives (2106) Her films have won AFI and ATOM Awards, been screened at local and international
film festivals, and been purchased by many broadcasters. Defiant Lives is currently in cinema
release internationally. Liz teaches into the BA of Film and Animation at Swinburne University
of Technology. She is currently researching her Ph.D. at the University of Canberra. Her creative
research is a non-linear documentary titled Aliens Among Us about the relationship between
people and their dogs. Her exegesis is about the affordances of the non-linear documentary, shot
on an Iphone, and authored using Korsakow software, as a form of the personal essay film.

Dean Keep is a researcher/artist who uses mobile media to create video and photographic works.
Keep, an early adopter of mobile technology, began experimenting with cameraphones as a
creative practice tool in 2004. His work has been presented in national and international forums
and he has published articles in peer reviewed journals.

Keeps research has a strong focus on what he calls the Liquid aesthetic of mobile media, a term
he uses to describe the ways in which constantly evolving mobile technologies and the social
practices they arguably initiate, inform the production of digital media content. His video work
investigates the everyday as seen through the lens of cameraphone, using cinematic and/or art
strategies to construct evocative documentary forms that explore notions of memory and place.

Dean is currently a Phd candidate at the ANU School of Art, Canberra, and the Course Director of the Bachelor of Screen Production
at Swinburne University, Melbourne.
Vanessa Vox, born in Paris, studied Art History in Aix-en-Provence and worked as a dancer and
choreographer in France, Germany and Switzerland. 2003 she began to explore the world of
digital art and video editing in collaboration with her soulmate, a swiss musician and artist. 2013
she moved back to France, where she decided to work on photos and videos exclusively with
mobile apps. Vanessa was thrilled by the ability to intuitively transform the spontaneous shot from
her iPhone to an icon- or dreamlike impression. She started a mobile video series on January
2014. The results are short experimental movies combined with her own mobile music or the
music of Orlando Bay.
Some of her short mobile videos have been screened in Italy (LArte Mobile, 2014), Australia
(#MINA2015 & 2017), Germany (Blaue Stunde VII, 2016), USA (FVAF2 & LACE gallery, 2016 /
#HeForShe LA, 2016 / mDAC16, Palo Alto / North Portland, 2016 / MFF2017, San Diego/ FVAF3,

As a director, Angelas first play was Eating Out, which she also co-wrote and produced in LA. Since
then she has won the Wildcards and Audience Favourite Award for the short play Weeing on a
Stick at the 2012 Short and Sweet Festival. She worked with writer, Adele Shelley to turn this into
a film and she has just wrapped the shoot and plans to send it out to festivals world-wide later this
year. Earlier in 2015 she direted her very first Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, for Sydney Classic
Theatre Company and she was also Assistant Director for immersive theatre company, Mongrel
Mouths The Age of Entitlement and co-wrote and acted in their last play Like Me, which played
in The Rocks mid 2015. As an actor she has also shot ads for Elgas, Keystart, Queensland Bananas
and Verizon Wireless, and played guest roles in Channel 9s Love Child and Jane Campions Top of
the Lake. Angela also has her Bachelors Degree in Communications and Journalism and is in the
development phase for her first feature film, Burnu, plus a stack of shorts she plans to shoot on her
iPhone! Just this year, her 1minute iPhone film, The Circle Game, was a finalist in the Mobile Film Festival in Paris, the Miniature
Film festival in Vancouver and the Flash Film Festival in Berlin. She is also studying for her Masters in Creative Writing at UTS.
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Mobile filmmaking pioneer, winner of short film festivals worldwide including Interfilm Berlin
2004-Micromovie Award (Berlin, Germany), Mobifest Film Festival (Toronto, Canada, 2008),
Nontzefilm (Bilbao, Spain 2006) Funcin Video (Barcelona, Spain 2007), Filmmaka (Los Angeles,
USA 2007), among others. Lecturer-researcher in Xaveriana University, previously Social
Communication-Journalism Television Area coordinator, at Externado University. Guest peaker in
UNESCO Lecture (Xaveriana Universiry, Bogot 2014), FELAFACS 2012, Lima University (Lima, Peru and MINA Symposium (2011-2014) in Massey University, Wellington-New
Zealand ( Social Communicator Journalism studies in Autonoma University
(Cali, Colombia), Master Degree in Information and Knowledge Society at Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). Winner of the Colombian Culture Ministry film calls (Bogot, 1998)
in feature film television.

Adrian is a filmmaker that produces his short films exclusively with his smartphone. Inspired by Jason
van Genderen and the pocketfilmacademy, Adrian realised a dream by being able to produce a
short film on a zero budget. His debut short film Good Day to Die exceeded his expectations by
becoming a finalist in festivals across the planet. The film received 3rd place at the International
Mobil Film Festival in San Diego, Best local film at the Warburton Film Festival in Australia and
Best Documentary at the Mobile Motion Film Festival (MOMO) in Switzerland.

His latest film Life Disrupted about his life long friend recently was a top 4 finalist at the Focus
on Ability Film Festival in Sydney. Documentaries and Films that give a voice to the voiceless drive
him to create and share.
With screenings and awards from Tropfest NY, Aspen Shortsfest, Palm Springs, San Francisco Short
Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival right through to Sundance London, Jasons
made mobile stories that matter, becoming an unexpected voice for social conditions, marginalised
communities and emerging storytellers. He currently divides his time and passion equally between
making his own short stories, creating content for some of the worlds most recognised brands
and mentoring the new legion of storytellers looking for alternate tools and methods to make a
difference. Jason is founder of Treehouse Creative and the Pocket Film Academy, and bases from
his pocket studio on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
For MINAs panel Jason brings a perspective from the industry point of view about the real
penetration of the smartphone as not only a creative tool of choice but as a productive, highly
profitable tool of choice. I see smartphones as a career enabler, a story liberator and an audience

Dr Hilary Davis is a social science researcher, with extensive experience working with seniors to
address issues of inclusion, participation and digital literacies. Her current research focuses on
digital participation for diverse and marginalised communities; including socially isolated youth
and elders, people living with chronic illness or disability, and those housebound or disadvantaged
due to place. She is particularly concerned with how disadvantaged community members might
leverage digital storytelling to engage, support and inform local community service provision.
Dr. Davis has published over 50 peer-reviewed research publications, and holds a number of
competitive grants.
Working with Telstra and the Social Innovation Research Centre at Swinburne University of
Technology the 60+ online program uses co-design methods to develop and evaluate a model
for connecting seniors through digital stories and social media engagement with local community
news and events. This model will empower seniors to engage with each other, with local news and events, and with council activities,
with the aim of foster sustainable participation, inclusion and digital skills development. The pilot intervention aims to address the
difficulties in sustaining digital skills development among older Australians, while also addressing the needs of those people to
generate and maintain social connections among others in their community, and with local events, news and council activities. By
putting social media activities, and digital stories up front, the pilot aims to build a model that will overcome many of the key barriers
to effective social and digital participation.
Over the last decade smartphone filmmaking evolved from an underground and art house into an
egalitarian filmmaking and moving-image practice. In an international context mobile, smartphone
and pocket films can provide access to filmmaking tools and technologies for a new generation of
filmmakers. Max will review the developments and directions in mobile, smartphone and pocket
filmmaking through the International Mobile Innovation Screening. During the last seven years
he curated the screening, which captures and celebrates smartphone films about communities
and cities from around the world. Mobile, smartphone and pocket filmmaking expands the
tradition of experimental filmmaking and documentary. Most smartphone films are created on the
move and reveal new trends in filmmaking. Max will discuss the multiple vectors that drive the
constant innovation in mobile, smartphone and pocket filmmaking and provide an overview of the
international scene.
Max Schleser is a filmmaker, who explores emerging media and smartphones for creative transformation and media production.
His portfolio ( includes various abstract moving-image, experimental film and collaborative documentary projects,
which are screened at film festivals, galleries, museums and online, such as Videoscope, Pocket Film Festival, HeART beat Festival,
Museu da Imagem e do Som do Estado, South London Gallery, East End Film Festival, Future Film and The Smalls, FLEFF Film
Festival, New Zealand Film Archive, Te Papa Tongarewa. Max worked on mobile media consultancy projects for Adobe, Nokia, Open
Lab and Frontier Strategy. Max co-found MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia and curates the International Mobile
Innovation Screening.

The iPhone Film Festival was started by a filmmaker for
other filmmakers. There are thousands of us, talented artist
that dont have the resources that major film companies
have to create a film. However, we do have our talent
and most importantly we have our creative instincts. This
website was designed to give artist an avenue to showoff
their gifts to the world by simply using their talents,
creativity, and their iPhone.
SF3 - the SmartFone Flick Fest is Australias only international
smartphone film festival.
Open to filmmakers of all ages from first-time filmmakers
to professionals. As long as your film is shot entirely on a
smartphone or tablet and is within the six and a half minute
time limit your film is eligible for submission. Everyone has
a great idea for a short film and a potential movie camera
in their pocket, so no excuses. Heres your chance to start
Thirteen films will be selected from all the entries to screen
at our Gala Finals Event at the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney,
Australia on August 24, 2017. The night starts with a VIP Meet
ALI CREW ANGELA BLAKE and Greet Event which is a chance for all SF3 2017 filmmakers,
creatives, actors, sponsors and judges to mingle with industry
professionals and each other. The SF3 Top Ten Films and other
Award Winning films will then be screened on the beautiful
big screen of the iconic and historic Chauvel Cinema and a
panel of esteemed judges will award the SF3 Prizes to category
winners, including the top prizes of SF3 2017 Best Film and
SF3 2017 Peoples Choice Award. Although awarded on the
night, the Peoples Choice Award is open for online voting for
two days prior to the Gala Finals Event.
S. Botello Productions is one of the pioneer mobile film festivals and perhaps the first in the world to
be exclusive to only to films shot with mobile phones which screens films on a big screen and rolls out
the red carpet in a venue in San Diego, California. Our film festival has only accepted films shot with only
mobile phones and began to form in 2009 launching an opportunity to every human being of any age
in the world to share stories through film because everyone in the world has access to a mobile phone
camera. International Mobil Film Festival takes place annually in San Diego every last weekend of
April. #MFF2017SanDiego received over 260 submissions and screened over 40 films including a mobile
feature film. Filmmakers who attended in San Diego came from Canada, Australia, Chile and Germany. The ages of the
filmmakers ranged from 11 years-old to 82 years-old. This year, we have two separate
competitions for short mobile films (1-5min.) and feature mobile films (40-80min.).

SBP launched the Global Mobile Film Awards as the Oscars of the mobile film
industry. Our two founding members are SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest from Australia
and Heartland Film Festival from Indiana. GMFA is for all film festivals who would like
to provide filmmakers who submit a film shot with mobile phones and win an official
award a free nomination to GMFA and compete to be the best of the best mobile
film under separate categories. Member festivals reserve their right to nominate or
not nominate winning films. Individual mobile filmmakers may submit a film shot with
a phone to be considered for a nomination which won an official award in a non-
member film festival for a fee.

Cinephone is a festival of short films shot exclusively with

smartphones, with international scope and free subject, that
aims to bring filmmaking to a large segment of the public
with minimal economic costs.
We aim for a democratization of cinema, supporting the use of
the smartphone as an alternative means for an idea of quality
finish on the screen.
The industry of smartphone is constantly evolving, improving
the quality of the recordings (up to 4K and 360 currently) and
facilitating with its new optical recording planes, which were
unthinkable until now.
This evolution of quality allows us to predict a long life to this
festival, demonstrated by the exponential increase in filing of
short year after year.
Already a festival consecrated, within the circle of festivals
dedicated exclusively to the Smartphone, we always want to
In our journey as a festival, there have been a multitude of short
films, where some of them have been comparable to large-
scale productions performed with conventional equipment
and have competed also in conventional film festivals.
The Super 9 Mobile Film Fest is an international film
festival, based in Portugal. It is dedicated to the
works filmed with smartphones and tablets, open
to the entire international community.
At Mobile Motion, we believe the cinema event is still vital for
maintaining the health of cinema as an art-form. Thats why we watch
hundreds of films and select those we feel have achieved incredible
things with minimal resources. But thats not all. We also help more
people to use the camera in their pocket to tell powerful stories.

Why do we exist? Simply to lift up those filmmakers without

access to big budgets and show their stories to the world.
Whether youre masterminding the next smart phone feature
length film, creating a three mi-nute music video or producing
a thirty second news story, Luma Touch is the mobile editor
that will help you cultivate and finesse your finished piece.
Luma Touch is an innovative company dedicated to
creating truly professional video editing, effects and media
management products for iOS and macOS, including LumaConnect LumaFusion LumaFX
LumaFusion, LumaFX and LumaConnect.
Over the last year LumaFusion, has captured the hearts (and
fingertips) of mobile journalism professionals as the go-to
product for video editing, titling, audio mixing and finishing
of high quality news segments while in the field.
As the first truly professional video and effects editor for mobile,
LumaFusion has also been acclaimed by independent and
experimental filmmakers, music video artists and corporate
producers as a trusted and easily-affordable solution for
creative video editing and effects, ri-valing the features and
exceeding the usability of more expensive desktop editors.
Coming soon! - LumaConnect bridges the gap between
desktop and mobile editing by provid-ing direct import of
all media types to LumaFusion and export of LumaFusion
projects to desk-top editors.
FiLMiC Pro turns your mobile camera into a broadcast
worthy high-definition video camera, enabling you to
create stunning video content with unprecedented
control and customization. Variable speed zoom, audio
gain control, and variable frame rates up to 240fps on
the newest mobile devices. With full manual control
over focus, exposure, ISO, shutter speed, tint and color
temperature you may never need another video camera
again. Additionally, FiLMiC Pro has a ton of professional
tools such as audio meters, stereo microphone support,
informative thirds guide and aspect ratio overlays.
Beastgrip, Co. is an innovative hardware company
dedicated to creating advanced mobile photography,
filmmaking and live streaming equipment. In 2013,
with only an idea, 3D printer and the amazing support
of Kickstarter they were able to introduce the worlds
first universal smartphone lens adapter/rig system with
a completely new and unique approach in design and
functionality, which has since been awarded with a
number of patents. Since then, theyve raised over 425K
on Kickstarter, released a handful of other innovative
products and continue to be a part of some of the most
groundbreaking videos ever shot with a smartphone,
such as Bentleys Intelligent Details docu-series, Michel
Gondrys Dtour, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic
Zeros No Love Like Yours and many more.
The DOF Adapter MK 2 is the most advanced smartphone
SLR/DSLR lens adapter ever created. It allows you to
use an SLR/DSLR* lens to the powerful smartphone
camera that you have in your pocket for an incredible
bokeh, shallow depth-of-field and film-style look and the
ability to pull focus manually like on professional cinema
The BeastRail is a secure, all-in-one rail system, custom
designed for the Beastgrip Pro and the DOF Adapter/
DOF Adapter MK2. With its machined aluminum
construction and standardized 15mm rails, youre able
to firmly lock all of your gear in place for an even more
stable shot and attach additional accessories like a follow
focus and matte box.
The Pro Series 1.33X Anamorphic Lens is must-have
for filmmakers wanting a classic, cinematic widescreen
aspect ratio, dramatic perspective and creative,
Hollywood-style lens flares. Anamorphic lenses have
been used in some of the most famous movies of all-
time, such as Transformers, and now you can harness
the same power with your smartphone.
The Beastgrip x Kenko 0.75X Pro Series Wide Angle
is the most advanced smartphone lens ever created.
Its crafted with the new expertise of legendary lens
manufacturer Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. to meet the demand
of high resolution smartphone cameras with 4K video
capabilities and to deliver an uncompromising image
Make It an Experience.
Only Adobe gives everyone from emerging artists to
global brands everything they need to design and deliver
exceptional digital experiences.
MoJo-PRO, is a Mobile Phone Stabilizer, Universal Mount
for Action Camera, Camcorder, DSLR, GoPro, Tripod for
a Steady Video Recording, Used by Mobile Journalists,
(MoJo), News Crew, and Film-Makers, for Documentary

You can control your GoPro camera with your phone and
watch it on a larger smart-phone screen. In addition, you can
snap on an audio recorder, or feed the sound from a stereo
field recorder the same time (left image)

Need light on the subject?

Snap in an LED light of your choice. (center image)

See more examples how you can create your custom rig
in seconds with any camera, phone or even a small size
Looking for a way to pitch your idea for a television show or movie?
iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for
TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio
Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show
or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film,
New Media Project and more.
Submissions must meet certain standards and online etiquette.
Our editors will review the posts and reserve the right to remove them from our feeds if needed.
News must be art, design or culture related!
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Pocket Film Academy
The Pocket Film Academy was established with one
vision... to share the passion and skills that enable
anyone to become a great storyteller through enabling
smartphone cinematography tools. Our helpful videos
have assisted thousands of keen students to upskill and
record broadcast quality sound and vision. Teamed with
a growing range of bespoke accessories and powerful
Apps, your smartphone is now capable of producing a
complete creative solution from pre-production all the
way through to narrowcasting and content management.
Founder and chief #FILMBREAKER - Jason van Genderen
- is also an in-demand lecturer and keynote speaker on
pocket production. If you are hosting a festival, expo
or training event, why not engage Jason to come and
enthuse, inspire and educate your audience on the
wonders of smartphone storytelling. From the Aspen
Ideas Festival to Video Junkee 2017 to television media
appearances to your venue, Jason is able to magnetise
your tribe and have them buzzing about the world of
new opportunities waiting for them in their pocket.
Epic Tutorials creates awesome video how to tutorials
for your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

In Ep 1 of The Epic Guide to FiLMiC Pro, you will learn

how to use this apps focus, exposure and white balance
controls to compose and record the perfect shot using
FiLMiC Pro on iOS and Android, as well as how to access
FiLMiC Pros histograms on iOS.

LumaFusion is the first app to bring pro video editing to

the iPhone and iPad, and here are my top five features
for mobile editors (pssst - this entire video was edited in
4k using LumaFusion on my iPhone 7+!)
Digital Storytellers is a purpose-driven film-making agency. We craft impactful stories with positive narratives to make a
difference in the world.

Our mission is to help create a better narrative for the world, through telling stories that matter, and sharing our
knowledge and resources to empower a wider community of storytellers.

Lets change the world together, using the power of storytelling.
Film Riot is a how-to trip through filmmaking from the
hyper-active mind of Ryan Connolly. From how to make
great effects to following Triune Films through production,
Film Riot explores the art of filmmaking in a way youve
never seen.
NEW EPISODES Every Monday & Thursday
Film Riot is the best of the bunch. Serving as an on-
demand film school, this series stands out as a prime
example of under-the-radar geeks who carved out a DIY
niche thats both useful and entertaining. -

Also check out Film Riots Triune Film store to purchase

an amazing range of film assets including cinematic LUTs,
soundFX and scores to take your film to the next level.
Creative Mobile Media provides a guide to the creation, production and display of
media with mobile technology at its heart. Split into two parts, the first gives a practical
how-to guide on producing and exhibiting different forms of mobile art including
photographs and films. From taking the perfect selfie to creating a short film, there
is advice on how to produce, sell and market the products created on your phone.
Also included are exercises designed to build technical skills and improve creative
thinking, meaning you are able to practice the creation of media and engage with
a global community through new digital technologies. The second part uses case
studies to look at the effect of these new digital technologies within areas such as
journalism, advocacy, ethics and social participation. Mobile and cellular phones are
now ingrained within all aspects of life, and investigated here is how 21st Century
society is adapting to these changes.

With both theoretical and practical guidance, this book is perfect for media students
and mobile users interested in how creative mobile technology can be used
professionally and commercially, and why it matters in our digitised world.

Part One: Getting Started; Mobile Aesthetics and Criticism; Promotion and Exhibition.
Part Two: Always On: Mobile Culture and Its Temporal Consequences (Helen Powell); May Days: An Examination of Mobile
Filmmaking, Family and Memory; Who are Ya?: Football, Masculinity and Mobile-Documentary; The Selfie and Media Advocacy;
Mobile Journalism: Reflexive Storytelling in the Co-Produced Public Sphere (Max Schleser, Gabriel Moreno Esparza and Anandana
Kapur); A Question of Ethics.

Creative Mobile Media

A Complete Course
by Sylvie Prasad (University of East London, UK)
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