Date: August 1 - 31, 2009
Call for Entry Deadline: May 30, 2009
Total Number of Films Submitted: 170
There are six categories to enter in the Portable Film Festival:
Short Film: Welcoming directors of all nationalities, backgrounds and proficiency levels, work of any genre (nothing over 30 minutes) is acceptable in our flagship category. We like: how-to's; making-of's; funny things; surprises; portraits; people who say something small; people who use portability, technically and conceptually, to its fullest.
Music Video: Music videos that feature abstract ideas are far more likely to be included than ones featuring the band in traditional live or studio settings.
Look At Me: In postage stamp-sized corners of the internet people are making us laugh, cry, herald or question their on-screen antics and personas. From bedroom bloggers to beatboxers, stand-up comics to crank-callers, here's our recognition of the most inventive people using video to further their cause. If previously circulated, your clip should have been first shown no earlier than 2007 for us to consider it.
First Hand Capture: You've got your portable device such as a mobile phone or digital camera handy; you whip it out and reel off shot after shot of history as it happens.
Get Animated: We love animation that pushes the boundaries of the medium, whether that be in stop motion, claymation, new-media or more traditional forms.
Features: Be brave. This is your chance to get a feature distributed that may never have have been able to otherwise.
If previously online, your clip should have been first circulated no earlier than 2007 for us to consider it.
Awards: All Portable Film Festival awards are decided by user ratings. Major prizes are supplied by Adobe and Apple. There are seven major prizes for the 2009 Portable Film Festival, including prizes for each of the six categories, decided by audience voting, as well as an overall festival winner, decided by Portable Film Festival themselves.