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London, UK | Published on: August 8, 2012
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Mini-retrospective of iPhone films at the iPhone Popup Film Festival ahead of the release of the new iPhone 5 http://pr.co/p/000pjr
Summary
With Apple expected to introduce a new version of the iPhone on 12 September, the iPhone Popup Film Festival, which launches on 11 September at the Nordic Bar in London's West End, will be turned into a mini-retrospective of films made on the iPhone 4 and 4s.
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For the official London launch of the iPhone Popup Film Festival on 11 September 2012 we're going all Scandi-cool at the fabulous laid back Nordic Bar on Newman Street W1.

Here's how the iPhone Popup Film Festival works. Bring your film on your iPhone or iPod Touch, plug it into our awesome Pop Video pico projector and it's showtime. Simple.

As well as showing films directly, we have added an online section that will showcase some of the best iPhone films from around the world, making it a mini-retrospective of the incredible work that has been produced since the iPhone 4 was launched in June 2010.

Apple is expected to introduce a new version of the iPhone on 12 September, the day after the iPhone Popup Film Festival's London launch and we will soom be incorporating films made on the new device as well as continuing so show films off older models.


The night will be an opportunity for anyone who has made a film on their iOS device to come along and show their work on the 'big screen'. This is the 'festival in your pocket', we are proudly lo-fi, and our mobile projector will screen your films in qHD (960 x 540 pixel resolution) quality on 50-inch screen. For audio we will plug into the Nordic Bar's house PA system.

Admission is free and there is no charge to show your films, although to guarantee a slot for your film you must sign up via the iPhone Popup Film Festival website. 

The night will be something of a double celebration as sound artist Andy Rowe, who makes music under the name of The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers, will be previewing his new limited edition vinyl LP, peeled up for the sake of fruit music 2012, with a very special set of ambient and technical wizardry.

So, iOS filmmakers, show us what you've got! Or simply come along to one of London's hippest bars and see what type of content is being produced on iPhone and iTouch devices.

This is the first of many such nights as we aim in the future to make the iPhone Popup Film Festival a global phenomenon, with plans for a mobile native app and to live streaming events over the internet.

We guarantee you will not have seen or heard anything quite like this before. Mobile filmmakers are part of the digital new wave in cinema and are producing incredible work including full-length feature films, documentary, narrative shorts, music video, cinematography, fashion and extreme sports videos.

This is the first iPhone Popup Film Festival and we are extremely proud to be hosting the launch in London's media heartland.

The night, which is sponsored by Heavy Water Vodka and drinks company Drinks21, promises to be fun, action-packed, with cutting-edge music and state-of-the-art mobile filmmaking.

Stay smart. Stay mobile.

Editors: Tony Myers is the founder of the iPhone Popup Film Festival, and also founder and editor of smartmoviemaking.com, a website dedicated to the growing and dynamic community of mobile filmmakers and digital artists.

Contact: tony.myers@iphonepopupfilmfestival.com
Mobile: 07956674490


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While there are a few online film festivals for smartphone filmmakers, this is the first to truly embrace the mobile ethos and provide a space for people to show their films in a cool and relaxed environment with no judging. If you think your film is good enough to show, we'll show it.

— Tony Myers