Operators Scanning Film Festivals For Mobile Shorts

So says this story: This week Cingular and its mobile content partner HBO are scoping out the Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival in New York, in part to hunt for short films for mobiles. MTV will also be surveying Urbanworld for abbreviated content to distribute wirelessly and online.
Meanwhile, Nokia is setting up a tent this week at the LA Film Festival to show off its video phones and technology. Sprint is at Sundance. In addition to cosponsoring the event this year, Sprint provided a cellcast of “[email protected],” a daily highlight of premieres, filmmaker interviews and other activities.