Nokia and Tribeca Film Festival Screen 2005 Short Films Made by Festival Jury Members
October 12, 2005
Festival to Debut Movies Made Using Nokia 6682 Imaging SmartPhone
New York, NY, USA - Today Nokia, in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, will present a series of short films created by the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival Jury members using the Nokia 6682 imaging smartphone. In addition to the jury shorts, Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal along with documentary filmmakers John Kirby and Libby Handros (The American Ruling Class) also created an original work. The shorts created using the Nokia 6682 imaging smartphone will be available for viewing online at: www.nokia.com/shortfilms.
The films, produced during the Festival by Darren Aronofsky, Sheryl Crow, Griffin Dunne, Mitch Glazer, Mirsad Purivatra and Francoise Romand of the Narrative Feature jury; Dwight Brown, Alan Cumming, Jennifer Reeves, Amy Sacco, Ingrid Sischy and Peter Travers of the Made in New York Narrative Feature jury; Serena Altschul, Scott Crary, Jack Rosenthal, David Sterritt, and Armond White of the New York Loves Film Documentary Feature Jury; and Jeff Bezos, Damon Dash, Teri Hatcher, Anthony Mackie and Tom Wolfe of the Short Film jury, will be shown at an exclusive screening hosted by Nokia and the Festival.
This is the first year Nokia has cooperated with the Tribeca Film Festival and integrated their advances in mobile imaging into the Festival’s activities. “During the festival Nokia brought entertainment and mobility closer together. We are excited to screen these shorts as well as continue this great relationship with Nokia,” said Craig Hatkoff, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “Not only can Nokia’s technology be used in the hands of our jurors but it helps to inspire and unearth future filmmakers by putting the means for creativity in their palms.”
“Nokia is excited to be an integrated part of the filmmaking process in this year’s Festival,” said David Watkins, Director of Imaging at Nokia. “Screening films for 11 days, the jury groups were able to create their shorts on-the-go, when inspiration hit, with the use of our devices. The experience truly brought to life our philosophy of connecting people to their passions.”
With up to 1 hour video capture and on-the-device video-editing capabilities, the Nokia 6682 imaging smartphone lets the user to become director, editor, producer - in essence, a filmmaker. Also showcased at the event is Nokia’s flagship imaging device, the Nokia N90, which includes a 2MP camera, exclusive Carl Zeiss Optics and dedicated capture and zoom keys with up to 8x digital zoom for video recording for convenient one-hand operation.
About Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by De Niro, Rosenthal, and Hatkoff as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now entering its fifth year, the Festival’s mission is to promote New York City as the world’s independent film capital and to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture. For more information, please visit www.tribecafilmfestival.org.
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. www.nokia.com
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