Barcelona, January 20, 2015 - The festival of short films shot with Smartphones and tablets, the Phonetastic Mobile Sitges Film Festival, along with Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, announce the call for entries for this 2015 edtion. All participants can submit their short films following the instructions on www.phonetasticfestival.com, from now until September 1, 2015.
Phonetastic is looking for short films with a maximum running time of 15 minutes, shot with a Smartphone or a tablet, and showing stories of the Fantastic genre: horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense or martial arts. The winners of the two main categories, Best Film and Audience Award, will be announced at the closing gala of the Sitges Festival on Saturday 17 October, 2015.
Since the last edition, the films presented at Phonetastic and entering competition will be considered to compete for the award for "Best Short Film of Official Fantàstic Section" and the award for "Best Animation Short" both Sitges Festival awards. In the case of winning any of those categories, the short/s would enter for consideration of the selection committee of the Oscars as Sitges Festival was declared in 2013 “Qualified Festival” by Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
The online festival was born in 2013 as a project developed by Sitges Festival and the Mobile World Capital for the global community interested in cinema and mobility, and to give the opportunity to low budget but high motivated filmmakers who want to tell stories using the technology provided by the Smartphones and tablets. During its second year Phonetastic increased by 100% the number of films in competition, and got the support of talent such as Elijah Wood, Antonio Banderas, Álex de la Iglesia, Park Chan-wook, Takashi Miike and Eli Roth, among many others.
Created by Phonetastic Ltd., Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and Mobile World Capital for the global community interested in film and mobility, Phonetastic is also much more than a film fest. It will also include:
- Master-classes by top film talent.
- Tutorial workshops produced by the best experts showing you how to use the most innovative apps to create your own films.
Phonetastic is also a social network, news and content platform, constantly updated and in permanent interaction with its followers. Phonetastic is a parallel section of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, and every October this prestigious show will hold the Phonetastic awards ceremony.