“Hollywood in your Pocket” that’s what Cell Phone Cinema means. Today everyone can learn the language of film and television, whilst carrying in their pocket a Smartphone, which is in reality a full film studio. From writing, to shooting, editing as well as instant distribution, it’s all there. Cell Phone Cinema changes the World by putting this most powerful tool of audiovisual communication in the hands of masses of people from across the Globe,” stated President of Jury & Artistic Director Karl Bardosh
“The Coronavirus as Personal Experience”
2020 Award main topic
The world is going through a communication revolution. Technology, equipment, and tools for filmmaking were unreachable for most filmmakers because they were difficult to get, transport and they could not afford them. Technologies such as cellphones have changed that.
The Cell Phone Cinema Humanitarian Award sponsored by the New Generation in Action, a non-for profit organization with ECOSOC status at the United Nations gives this award during the Cannes Film Festival in Frances. Unfortunately, this year the film festival was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Marche Du Film is still going on and the award will be given during the Marche Du Film on June 22 to June 26, 2020.
Professor Karl Bardosh from NYU Film School in New York is the Jury and Artistic Director of the Cell Phone Cinema Humanitarian Award. This year the main topic of the award is “Coronavirus as Personal Experience.”
Dr. Sandeep Marwah and Professor Karl Bardosh are two pioneers of cell phone cinema. Dr. Sandeep Marwah is the first person to shoot a film on a cell phone in India around 13 years ago. He also started the first international film festival in the world using cell phones.
Professor Karl Bardosh and Dr. Sandeep Marwah are telling you that media and cinema are in your pocket. Innovation and the future of filmmaking are at your reach.
Put in practice your craft right now.