Competish features 15-second digital pix
LONDON — Helmer and digital cinema advocate Mike Figgis is dabbling in mobile phone content with the launch of the second annual Nokia Shorts competition today in London.The competish is for 15-second micromovies using digital equipment. Ten finalists will be selected by a panel and promoted at London’s alternative Raindance film fest in October. “The future is digital, but a good idea will always be a good idea,” Figgis said. “I am intrigued to see how ideas can be made in 15 seconds. This is not as easy as it sounds; it requires real filmmaking and a profound understanding of visual imagery.” The winner gets the opportunity to make a short film using Raindance facilities and Nokia money. Last year’s winner was Rob Glenny.