<videovortex> SP Mobilefest 2009 Calls

paulohartmann mobilefest paulohartmannmobilefest at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 22:11:25 CEST 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS____________________________________________________

IV MOBILEFEST 2009 - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity
Call for Papers, Projects, Prototypes and Products.

How can mobile technology contribute to democracy, culture, art,
environment, peace, education, health and the Third Sector?

3g, mobile applications, interactive architecture, electronic art,
mobile activism, bluetooth, cyber culture, live cinema, mociology,
culture, democracy, inclusion design, ecology, education, d-i-y, gprs,
gps, LBS, innovation, mobile and wireless games, lbs, locative,
geotagging, electronic music, mobile music, m-health,_m-payment,
m-gov, mobile narrative, peace, interactive net performances with
mobile and wireless devices, interchange, video production and
distribution, augmented reality, open wireless, mesh, social nets,
rfid, expanded classroom, health, sms, mobile streaming, wearable
technolgies, tendencies, third-sector, citizen video, video call, TV
on mobile, wi-fi, wi-max, zigbee, etc.

This seminar attracts leading academics, researchers and other
serious-minded people engaged in the pursuit of knowledge related to
mobile technology. Mobilefest seeks papers for live presentation.

For the participation at the exhibition with interactive
installations, performances or urban interventions send a detailed
technical rider: installation plan, photos, video and complete

activism, art and technology, democracy, digital divide, ecology and
e-waste, games and behavior, inclusive design, innovation, locative
media, licensing, m-government, m-learning, mobile art, mobile
marketing, mobile music, network culture, new forms of distribution,
performance, rfid, video mobile production, wearable technology,
wireless cities.

Papers should be of an academic or serious research nature.  Papers
should address current topics of direct relevance to Mobilefest's
theme. Abstracts should be at least 500 words.

Final papers should be at least 1000 words long, and authors should be
prepared to deliver a presentation limited to 45 minutes.

Papers may be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
Abstracts and final papers should be sent as email attachments in
.TXT, .RTF, .DOC or PDF format.

Presentations must be delivered in Portuguese or English.
Presentations will be limited to 45 minutes total.

Abstracts must be received no later than 15th July 2009.
Abstracts will be selected for presentation by 15th August 2009.
Notification will be made via this website, as well as to the
applicant's listed contact email.

Registration must be received by 15th July 2009.  Please submit the
following information via email to 2009 at mobilefest.org:

Author's Full name:
Email address:
Optional 2nd email address:
Postal address:
Postal Code:
Landline telephone number:
Mobile number:

(Optional) University/Organisation/Company:_

Abstract Category (Please mark all that apply):
____Third Sector
____All **

** MOBILEFEST is a transdisciplinary event.
The more interconnection of information, the better.

Short biography of principal author:
Abstract (minimum 500 words):

CALL FOR VIDEOS____________________________________________________

IV MOBILEFEST 2009 - International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity
Call for mobile videos 2009

Mobilefest International Mobile Video Exhibition
17th to 28th September 2009
MIS – Museum of Image and Sound (Museu da Imagem e do Som) Sao Paulo,  

THEME: How can mobile technology contribute to democracy, culture,
art, environment, peace, education, health and the Third Sector?

Mobilefest Call for Mobile Videos has a cultural emphasis and, thus,
is not competitive by design.  We seek the very best content possible
to share broadly with our participants and via mobile technologies.
The 2009 Call for Mobile Video is for professional
filmmakers/videographers (writers/producers/directors), as well as
amateurs (people that do not make their primary living in the
film/video business). Mobilefest also seeks participation and
contribution from artists, researchers and developers actively engaged
in discovering new possibilities for uses of mobile media.

Today, several initiatives by non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
universities, media centers, companies, governments and regular
citizens all over the world use the new mobile technologies to promote
democracy, culture, art, the environment, peace, education, health and
the Third Sector.  Mobilefest International Mobile Video Exhibition
will screen selected narrative, documentary and experimental
film/videos that support these.

Films and videos submitted should relate to one or more of the stated
Mobilefest general theme categories (democracy, culture, art, peace,
the environment, education, health, and the Third Sector). Video about
the environment is separately considered.

    1. Professional Submissions
Mobilefest seeks films/videos that may be narrative, documentary or
experimental in nature, provided they relate to democracy, culture,
art, peace, education, health and the Third Sector.  They must be
suitable for viewing on a small format, although they need not have
been shot using mobile technology.  Running time is not restricted.
Films/videos can be independent, studio produced, or corporate


Submissions must be professionally produced/directed and may be
submitted either by the writer, director or producer(s).  Videos
should have been completed during the previous year, although
exceptions will be allowed with advance permission from Mobilefest
organizers.  Previously submitted entries may not be resubmitted.

    2. Amateur Submissions
Citizen filmmakers and videographers unite!  Submit your creations
that were made either using your mobile phone, or made for watching on
a mobile.  Whether telling a story or documenting something, you can
submit your video as long as it relates to any of the themes of

A significant aspect of Mobilefest is its commitment to screen
informative and consciousness-raising digital content (shot either by
professionals or amateurs around the world) that encourages the
mobilization of everyone to protect and preserve our planet for
generations to come.

Mobilefest calls on all mobile users around the world – professional,
amateur, citizen journalists, etc. – to mobilize for the protection of
the environment by sending noteworthy videos of the environment from
their mobiles or computers.  In addition to images that may reveal
lack of respect towards our Earth – like illegal cutting of trees,
water pollution, wild animal smuggling, or other irregularities –
Mobilefest also seeks videos that show the beauties of nature to draw
attention to what future generations will miss if we don’t take action
now to preserve and protect Mother Nature.


- Only the rightful owner of material may submit it.  Material may not
be submitted by third parties on behalf of anyone else.
- Submissions may include fiction and non-fiction films/videos that
reflect the issue of environmental protection.
- Submissions need not be professionally produced or directed.
- Special attention will be given to documentary footage – either
professional, amateur or citizen journalist – that captures
environmental mistreatment.  If       your video documents acts being
committed against the environment, please include date, approximate
time and place of shooting, and total running time of the video.

Mobile and wireless technologies are making it possible for artists of
all kinds to stretch the boundaries of their creativity.  Mobilefest
encourages producers, developers and artists to explore their
imagination in search of new artistic expression that uses current
technology and hints at future possibilities for content production
and distribution.

Mobilefest Festival seeks artwork, video and mobile-related creativity
that incorporates such technologies as GPS; 3G/4G access; music;
wi-fi; scanning; video calls; micro-blogging; picture and video
messaging; new applications; localized content; real-time image
processing and recognition; augmented or mixed reality; streaming
video sharing; and mobile TV.


We are looking for innovative and unique submissions that defy easy
categorization or prerequisites, so if you have something you believe
we should include, please send us a brief description (up to 500
words) of your project or digital artwork and then we will contact

Please send your email to videos2009 at mobilefest.org, ATTN: Paulo
Hartmann and Marcelo Godoy, and include the phrase NEW MEDIA
POSSIBILITIES in the subject line.

 From its very beginning in 2006 Mobilefest has built an international
network of festivals that involve content production created by or for
mobile applications. Our goal is to share with the Brazilian audience
what others are doing concurrently around the world, and to present an
expressive exhibition of the extraordinary emerging mobile video

Universities, media centers, cultural associations or companies that
have produced or curated festivals about videos created for or by
mobiles are encouraged to participate.  We will work closely with
foreign embassies and cultural centers of your country of origin so
that the organizer/representative of your festival also can
participate in Mobilefest International Seminar.

Mobilefest receives extensive media coverage throughout Brazil.  The
festivals represented will be included in Mobilefest’s official
programme and have their logos published in the official catalogue.

Past international festivals represented have included:
•	Mobifest Canada
•	Pocket Shorts
•	Pocket Films (France)
•	Arte Mov
•	Microfilmes
•	The 4th Screen
•	FilMobile (UK)
•	MobilityFest (Colombia)

To participate in the Exhibition of Mobile Festivals
We request that you send us, by email, some background information
about your festival, as well as a representative clip-reel of up to
1-hr. that characterizes the content and nature of your unique
festival.  Please see technical specifications below.

Please send your email to videos2009 at mobilefest.org,
ATTN: Marcelo Godoy and Paulo Hartmann, Mobilefest organizers, and
include the phrase SHOWCASE OF FESTIVALS in the subject line of your

All submissions are due no later than 15th July 2009
Selections for screening will be announced on 15th August 2009, via
this website and the registered director/producer also will be
informed via email.
Registration fee: Free

Registration should be sent by email to videos2009 at mobilefest.org,
with the word REGISTRATION in the subject line, with the following

Director’s (Producer’s) Full name:
Email address:
Optional 2nd email address:
Postal address:
Postal Code:
Landline telephone number:
Mobile number:

Description (maximum 200 words):


Video Category (Please mark all that apply):
____Third Sector

Short biography of submitting writer, director or producer:

If dialogue is not in Portuguese, English or Spanish, please include
subtitles in one of these languages.

Acceptable formats for all video submissions
Digital: 3GP, MPEG2, AVI, MOV
Can be up to 5Mb, with minimum resolution 128 x 96 pixels and maximum
resolution 720 x 480 pixels.

(Non-digital) Physical:
DVD, DV, Mini-DV, must be NTSC format.

Videos should be accompanied by the following information:
•	A brief description (max. 200 words)
•	Technical information (including total running time; year shot);
•	Whether or not video has been broadcast and if so, where/when;
•	Names of primary production crew.

Please submit this descriptive information as an email attachment in
.RTF, .DOC or PDF format.

Additionally, please include three (3) stills from the video in JPEG
(640 x 480 pixels), no compression, from 100kb to 500kb, with 200 dpi

Videos up to 5 MB should be sent to: videos2009 at mobilefest.org

Videos up to 50MB can be sent to mobilefestfestival at gmail.com

Videos over 50MB must be sent on physical media (DVD, DV, Mini- DV,
NTSC-only), to the following address:

R. Helena, 280, cj. 1107
Sao Paulo – SP – Brazil
CEP 04552-050
ATTN: 50 MB+ video

You must send your submission with some sort of tracking or return
receipt (or proof of signature) to verify our receipt.  Mobilefest
cannot be responsible for materials that never arrive. Materials will
not be returned.  DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY!!!

All materials sent will become part of Mobilefest’s permanent video
collection.  You consent to its possible use in conventional or
digital media, advertising and/or promotional materials for
Mobilefest, or at any venues related to Mobilefest, including but not
limited to school concerts, university functions, and social
gatherings.  In such instances where any recognizable portion of your
video is used, Mobilefest will make best efforts to give credit to the
writer, director or producer who originally submitted the material.

Please email us at videos2009 at mobilefest.org

Registrations will be considered complete and valid only
when the festival receives the emailed registration form and
corresponding DVD or video file (or physical entry).  Registration
forms must be submitted electronically.  You may send an additional
hard copy of your registration with a physical entry for
identification purposes, but you must submit your official
registration electronically.

Paulo Hartmann


mobile: +5511 94531314
office:   +5511 35257428

Rua Helena 280, 1107
Sao Paulo

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