Filmmakers are asked to shoot the film on their smartphone, submit a single story that is told in 15 seconds, or to break up the story into (up to) 4 segments, each only 15 seconds; for a total of 60 seconds, maximum.
"BTW, pretty cool competition. I'm not a filmmaker or videographer, but 15 seconds felt more like telling a story with a "long photograph! I couldn't resist! It really intrigued me." Terry Vital Music
When Tout.com launched their 15 Second video social network, many were eager to come onboard. When Instagram launched their 15 second video capabilities in June, 2013, it became an instant hit; with millions of uploads.
The 15 Second Phone seeks to showcase the best of these mini-films. Selected films will run during the duration of the online festival, from an exclusive/featured Tout.com channel, February 1-28, 2014. Viewers may watch the film festival from their phones, or online, for free.
Filmmakers are asked to submit their mini-film(s)
Smartphone filming accessories will be given away as prizes to the top category winners. They include Woxom’s SLINGSHOT, Joby’s GorillaPod Video and GorilliaPod Stand and a Pocket Spotlight. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Smartphone Lens Kit.
ABOUT THE 15 SECOND PHONE FEST:
It’s a festival in your pocket, your purse, your backpack! No need to drive to a venue, find parking, walk to the theater, buy a ticket. We’ve skipped all that and just went straight for the good stuff.
We’re not only looking for hardcore filmmakers, but ANYONE who owns a smartphone and has a little creativity. Why 15 Seconds? Ask Tout or Instagram. It forces filmmakers to get to the point right away, to tell a quick story and leaves their audience wanting more. Your audience will never drift away, tune out or walk out.
We want films if they’re original, dynamic, weird, touching, hysterical or thought-provoking. Anyone can shoot a 15 second film on their phone with just a little bit of planning and little to no budget.
SPONSORS: Tout, Woxom, Joby, Shooting People, Disposable Film Fest, Production Hub, Going Green Film Fest