Given the growing megapixel count and video capabilities of
smartphones, it was only a matter of time before we saw a filmmaking
competition around the device. Now Cinequest and SanDisk have teamed up to create
20 filmmakers from Cinequest’s 20th anniversary
film festival are competing in the inaugural event, vying for $5,000.
The general public will act as judge and jury – voting on
whichever entry they think should win. Two people will get T-Moibile Mytouch 3G
smart phones, while 24 runners up will get an 8GB SanDisk mobile memory card.
The films were made using a video-capable mobile phone
around the theme “Discover”. (Entrants
can be found at http://www.youtube.com/sandisk.)
Voting lasts until Feb. 16.