Dailymotion, the world’s largest independent video streaming site generating more than 114 million monthly unique visitors worldwide, today announced it is teaming up with the Original iPhone Film Festival (OIFF) to showcase the film chops of the Apple iOS community.
Open to any filmmaking enthusiast with an iPhone™, iPod Touch™ or iPad2™, the Original iPhone Film Festival showcases the films of the iPhone filmmaker community and encourages aspiring videographers to tell their stories by utilizing the “film studio in their pocket” – the cutting-edge Apple iOS devices that break down the barriers to personal filmmaking. Participants can submit short videos in four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Brand Films and Music Videos and have the opportunity to win stellar prizes like a Macbook Air, iPad 2, Apple TVs and more.
Videos will be reviewed by a panel of veteran industry professionals including members of Maroon 5, author/creative director Jimmy Siegel, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom, technology guru and NY Times columnist David Pogue, Macworld editorial director Jason Snell, Oscar-winning documentary director Cynthia Wade, Broadway producer David J. Foster, legendary cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and more.
The contest runs through October 31st and participants can submit their short films through dai.ly/originaliphonefilmfestival. In early November, Dailymotion will display the category winners and will give fans a chance to vote for the Grand Prize Film. Submitted videos will instantly be available to Dailymotion’s mobile viewers who have contributed to 37 million monthly mobile video views worldwide.
“We are seeing immense growth in mobile viewing and content uploaded through iOS and other mobile devices on Dailymotion. We are ecstatic to be working with an organization dedicated to helping mobile become a more viable place to view and create high quality content,” says Roland Hamilton, managing director of Dailymotion.
“”We’re thrilled that Dailymotion is partnering with us to help showcase and support the burgeoning iPhone filmmaker community. With its deep reach both in the US and internationally, we are able to extend our invitation to an even larger audience which is really exciting,” says OIFF founders Matt Dessner and Corey Rogers. “Participants are going to have a great time making these videos and are going to receive incredible exposure as easy as shoot, edit and upload.”
For additional information about the contest and Original iPhone Film Festival visit: dai.ly/originaliphonefilmfestival or connect with OIFF on Facebook and Twitter.
As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts over 114 million unique monthly visitors (source: ComScore, May 2011) and 1.2 billion videos views worldwide, offering the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 32 localized versions, Dailymotion’s mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. For more information, visit
About Original iPhone Film Festival
With the release of Apple’s iPhone 4, the barrier to shooting and editing was broken down and the playing field leveled. No need to beg, borrow or steal. No need to rent an expensive camera and gear, assemble a crew or hire an editor to get your film made. Suddenly, for anybody with a story to tell, there was a powerful and accessible tool with you at all times. The iPhone filmmaker represents the democritization of filmmaking. It’s truly a “film studio in your pocket!” Founded by Matt Dessner & Corey Rogers, the festival was created to bring this Apple iOS filmmaking community together, to nurture it and to provide a showcase for all the great creativity unleashed with the arrival of iPhone 4 and 5.