Mobifest Screening at Edmonton International Film Festival Introduces Movie Makers and Shakers to the Magic of the Small Screen

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Mobifest, the world’s largest independent mobile film festival, will screen more than fifty made-for-mobile movies – each under one-minute in length – Sunday, October 1, 2006, from 4:00 to 6 PM, at the Princess II Theatre, 10337-82 Avenue, part of the Edmonton International Film Festival.

Mobifest, the world’s largest independent mobile film festival, will screen more than fifty made-for-mobile movies – each under one-minute in length – Sunday, October 1, 2006, from 4:00 to 6 PM, at the Princess II Theatre, 10337-82 Avenue, part of the Edmonton International Film Festival.

In addition to showcasing the winning entries from this year’s Mobifest Mobile Film Festival, the event will preview the mobile serial or "mobisode", “The History of Hooch”, by Genie Award-winning director, David Ostry.

“Mobile movie making is just like finger painting,” says Ostry. “I get to have fun with a new medium where anything is possible”. Ostry has won numerous awards for his short films, including his most recent “Milo 55160”. Named by Playback Magazine as “One of the 10 to Watch for in 2006”, he is currently in post-production on the comedy feature, “Mr. Gibb”, for Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Independent.

The screening will be preceded by a discussion with Edmonton Film Festival Chair, Mieko Ouchi, and Mobifest winner, Harley Hay. Hay who is from Red Deer, Alberta won Mobifest’s “Best of Festival” Award for his comedic short, “Regurgitation”. Duncan Kennedy, Executive Producer of Mobifest, hosts the discussion.

TICKETS:

Tickets to the Mobifest screening are $15 at the door. Reel Deal passes will be honoured. Phone 780-423-0844 or visit http://www.edmontonfilmfest.com for more details.

WHERE TO SEE MOBILE MOVIES:

Winning entries and audience picks from this year’s Mobifest Mobile Film Festival can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.mobifest.ca.

ABOUT MOBIFEST:

Mobifest is Canada’s first mobile film festival. Launched in 2006, it recognizes excellence and innovation in made-for-mobile filmmaking. The festival has two components: an interactive Website where audiences can vote on their favourite mobile movies, and an awards ceremony. This year’s festival, sponsored by Palm, received over 300 submissions from 15 countries and generated over 100 million media impressions. Mobifest is a trademark of Mobigardens Corporation.

ABOUT "THE HISTORY OF HOOCH":

“The History of Hooch” is a mobile serial or “mobisode”, which is co-produced by Shane Kennedy of Edmonton's Lone Pine Publishing and Duncan Kennedy of Mobigardens Corporation, and supported by Telefilm New Media.

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