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June 1, 2007
The run up to the 2007 running of the Portable Film Festival has begun with a call for entries. Material can be submitted for the festival until midnight (USA PST) on Friday, June 8th. As the organizers of the Australia-based festival put it, "whatever your nationality, age, skill level or background, the Portable Film Festival has a category to enter and an award to chase."

Centered on the short film format and using the evolving "web2.0" as its platform, the festival has dispensed with the stuffy, old-world idea of screening films in brick and mortar theaters; the venue is instead portable, video-capable electronic devices like iPods, tablet PCs, portable gaming consoles like the Sony PSP, and high-end mobile phones.

While anyone with a portable device (okay, or a plain old desktop computer) and a broadband connection can literally take the festival with them once it officially opens, the Portable Film Festival crew knows the value of a good old fashioned human get together. The five-person team (four guys and a girl) stages events in each of Australia's capital cities, including screenings (maybe they aren't so stuffy and old-world after all), parties, and their series of industry forums, the Portable Film Festival Symposium.

For 2007 the festival will be awarding more than $15,000 worth of prizes and awards to the best works in each of four categories:

.: Short Film
.: Music Video
.: Look At Me
.: First Hand Capture

For anyone interested in submitting a film for festival consideration, more information can be found here, along with detailed rules and guidelines for each of the four categories here. If you'd simply like to know when the festival opens and be kept up to speed on the latest developments, you can sign up for the event's newsletter here and cruise the website for other information.

SEE ALSO: portablefilmfestival.com

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