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Original iPhone Film Fest Extends Call For Entries; Ad Industry Judges to Select Best Brand Film Submissions

The Original iPhone Film Fest, the groundbreaking online contest showcasing iPhone filmmaking, has extended its submissions deadline to October 31st, 2011. In recognition of advertising’s massive talent base, the submission categories include a call for brand films and music videos.

Festival entries will be judged by a stellar panel of industry experts including the latest addition to the jury: WDCF Executive Creative Director Court Crandall. “It’s no longer about access in the entertainment industry,” notes Crandall. “It’s about ideas. Where you once needed an agent, studio and big name actor to get your film screened at the festival, now all you need is a brilliant premise and a phone in your pocket. That’s pretty damn exciting.”

Other judges are rockstar members of Maroon 5, author/Creative Director Jimmy Siegel, BBDO’s Regina Ebel, Cutwater’s Chuck McBride, BAFTA Chief Executive Christina Thomas, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom, technology guru & NY Times columnist David Pogue, Macworld Editorial Director Jason Snell, Oscar-winning doc director Cynthia Wade, Broadway producer David J. Foster and legendary cinematographer Caleb Deschanel.

The Original iPhone Film Festival seeks original short films shot on any Apple IOS device ( iPhone™, iPodTouch™ or iPad2™) for consideration. Films can run up to three minutes – four and a half minutes for music videos – and submissions are free. To learn more and submit films please visit


The Original iPhone Film Festival was developed to bring together and showcase the films of the iPhone filmmaker community and encourage aspiring filmmakers 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. View the latest OIFF promo video here:

To further support and nurture this unique iPhone filmmaker community, OIFF is developing a portal to add to the OIFF website, which will have a deep user forum offering everything from iphone filmmaking tips, recommended accessories from our sponsors, apps and post production how-to’s, a content showcase and future events & contests.

OIFF is sponsored by Macworld magazine, creative software maker Red Giant, Dailymotion, Gothamist, Hype, Zacuto USA, ALM Live, Filmic Pro, iStabilizer, Silent Film Director App, Movie Slate, Vericorder, Global Mechanic, and Geneva Lab.