College Launches Cell Phone Film Contest

An Ithaca College dean has offered a $5,000 to the winner of a competition of 30-second short films shot entirely with a mobile phone. The competition is open to US high school and college students, and must have a story, narrative and sound.
“The challenge is, can you capture an audience member’s attention in 30 seconds and hold it an environment where not only is the delivery system small, but the time frame is short?” Lynch said. “Every single frame matters. There’s no excess. That’s an incredible discipline to develop.”