Nokia Nseries joins Tribeca Film Festival in celebrating their five-year anniversary
Mobile communications leader premieres mobile movie initiatives in New York City and around the world
April 28, 2006, New York, USA - Nokia celebrates the art of storytelling as a signature sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival, which begins its fifth year this week in New York City. As a returning sponsor, Nokia premieres several new projects, including a series of original works from Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Oren Jacoby and a new series of the widely popular Public Service Announcements which will air prior to each film screening. The combination of Tribeca Film Festival and Nokia brings together the best in filmmaking with the best in mobile technology to create a unique experience for Festival Participants, film enthusiasts and the general public alike. The documentaries and PSAs can be viewed online at www.nokia.com/tff.
In addition to the activities onsite at the Tribeca Film Festival, Nokia unveiled this week in Berlin, Germany a pioneering mobile video initiative called Nokia Nseries Studio, a new interactive community that serves as an online destination for mobile movies. Gary Oldman, the director of BAFTA award-winning Nil By Mouth and star of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Leon and Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban, leads an international cast of creative visionaries who are shooting mobile movies for the Nokia Nseries Studio on a Nokia N93, the newest addition to the Nokia Nseries, which allows users to capture DVD-like quality video.
“There are few things more powerful than telling a good story”, said Johan Eidhagen, Director, Multimedia Marketing at Nokia North America. “As a leader in mobile photography and video, Nokia’s presence offers a unique opportunity to not only demonstrate how our Nokia Nseries devices serve as a medium for storytelling, but also to showcase original Festival content, including works shot using a Nokia Nseries multimedia computer by several acclaimed filmmakers.”
Documentaries created with Nokia Nseries devices
Nokia is collaborating with Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker, and 2004 Tribeca Film Festival award winner Oren Jacoby to create a series of artist interviews shot using the Nokia N93. Jacoby will interview five artists of various disciplines about their views on film, inspiration and how leading-edge mobile technology is changing the art of film and mixed media. These artists, who include other past Tribeca Film Festival award winners, have already embraced various aspects of technology as part of their craft.
’Silence your cell phone - or I’ll scream’
Nokia returns with a second series of highly anticipated 30-second lighthearted and topical Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that will be shown before each film throughout the Festival. Artists in the film industry share their personal, often visceral reactions to disturbances during their movies.
“With the Festival’s expanding presence this partnership makes perfect sense,” said Craig Hatkoff, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “It will help filmmakers continue to explore their art of storytelling utilizing new technologies and will enable the Festival to continue to explore new platforms that provide wider distribution opportunities for aspiring artists.”
Nokia N93 and Nokia Nseries Studio
This spring and summer, Gary Oldman and a group of visionaries are shooting mobile movies for the Nokia Nseries Studio on a Nokia N93. They are all tasked with producing short films based on the theme of ’open your eyes’ - capturing the everyday moments that tell a touching, compelling or provoking story about the world we live in.
Starting now and each week for the next few months, a selection of these mobile movies will be premiered on the Nokia Nseries Studio where they are available for downloading to mobile devices*. In the summer, Nokia will open up the site so people can upload and showcase their own mobile short films.
Advanced mobile video devices like the new Nokia N93 offer the unique ability to capture and share spontaneous instants in everyday life. Nokia Nseries Studio can be found at www.nokia.com/nseries/studio.
*To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
Related photos in print quality can be found at: www.nokia.com/press -photos
For broadcast quality video material, please go to: www.nokia.com/press/broadcastroom to preview and request a video.
For more information about Nokia N93 and other Nokia Nseries devices, visit www.nokia.com/nseries.
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