Festival Name: Portable Film Festival
Location: Melbourne, Australia
FilmNet Profile: PortableFilmFestival
The Portable Film Festival, now in its third year, is an international festival of film and user created content. It works in the same way as other film festivals - the only difference is that it is delivered completely online and distributed through portable video devices.
Anyone with an Internet connection of modest ability can access all programs curated by the Portable Film Festival for free and unlimited download to a laptop, iPod, PSP, or 3G capable mobile phone.
The Festival annual competition program is released online on August 1 each year. This specially curated program offers up the year's high quality amateur productions alongside difficult-to-catch professional releases, including award winners from the traditional festival circuit and next generation events - from Cannes to South by Southwest.
Take a tour through the submission categories, or pick and choose your own specially tailored program of films from what's on offer. If you only want to watch music video entries, say, or CG animations, or just the films your friends have submitted, then you have complete control to create a uniquely tailored festival experience. The choice starts and ends with you. Of course, each film has been previewed, selected, and formatted by in-house team of curators, so there is no risk of low-quality images or dodgy dubs that are everywhere else on the web.
All Portable Film Festival competition awards are decided by user ratings, giving everyone the chance to help dictate the outcome. The more you vote and comment on the entries, the more you contribute to the recognition of awards finalists and the allocation of great prizes.
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