STATE-OF-THE-ART FILM GIVE AWAY

Posted by Lisa Roberts | Mon Aug 15th 2005 9:42 a.m.

PRESS RELEASE
15/08/05
STATE-OF-THE-ART VENDING MACHINE GIVES AWAY
FANTASTIC NEW SHORT FILMS MADE FOR MOBILES

Had enough of the Crazy Frog? Annoyed by the relentless ring tone TV advertising? Not sure about using WAP or buying anything using your mobile?

You are not alone. Blink, a West Yorkshire based creative technology organisation has come up with a simple solution to this problem in Bluevend. A wall-mounted vending machine which uses Bluetooth technology to transfer quality content directly to your videophone.

Bluevend is making its debut at The Point Hotel as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival celebrations between 17 and 28 August 2005. Come along and select from a diverse mix of twenty free shorts of up to one minute in length commissioned by Pocket Shorts. Pocket Shorts films are made for a neglected mobile phone audience desperate for quality viewing on the move.

Films on offer
Among the mix of live action and animated shorts by creative graduates from the North of England is Evil Fun With Zimmy by Andy Sykes a sixty second tale about disappointment with novelty soap. My Inner Short by Matthew Austin is a series of four fifteen second shorts based on the most popular text messages such as 'Where are You?' and 'Good Luck'. Also Andrew Quinn and Gary McKeown 'present While You Are Waiting', a series of four fifteen second live action soundscapes revealing that rhythm is all around even when we are making a cup of tea.

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Want to make your own mobile films?
Pocket Shorts is funded by NESTA and funds mobile filmmaking in the North of England and Scotland. The next round of commissions of up to
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