The fifth jubilee edition of the International festival for films made with mobile phone, Mobile Festival starts today and lasts until 29th November in Skopje. Mobile Festival is organized by KT Film&Media production from Bitola, with a support from the Macedonian Film Agency. The films from junior, competitive, regional and international programme of Mobile Festival will be shown in other cities in Macedonia.
As part of its program the festival in collaboration with the Macedonian Film Agency hosts a workshop about new business models for the circulation of independent films led by Nawid Sarem, project coordinator at EYE on Films, France. These new business models focus on debut films and new authors and their joint media and festival promotion by the local distributors. The workshop will take place today at 4 pm at the Youth Cultural Centre (MKC).
The main festival prize for best film “Lale” is dedicated to Ratka Ilievska – Lale, the woman who all her life dedicated to the film art through her workshop “Edvud” and she educated many filmmakers, writers, artists.
Mobil Festival has an international character and is the only festival of its kind in the region. This year the focus will be on the regional cooperation. The films from Mobil Festival get their promotion on the largest world festivals of this kind such as the International Mobil Film Festival of San Diego USA, MINA (Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa) New Zealand, Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival (HKMFF) Hong Kong, Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF) South Korea, CINEPHONE Barcelona, Spain, Teheran Mobile Film and Photo Festival from Iran and others.
For more info about the festival program, please visit www.mobilefestival.net.