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The Disposable Film Fest comes to Williamsburg

Cheap flick! Film fest celebrates movies made on cell phones

By Danielle Furfaro - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
Mobile movies: Disposable Film Festival curator Matthew Sullivan-Pond at Videology.  Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Mobile movies: Disposable Film Festival curator Matthew Sullivan-Pond at Videology.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

That video that you made in your apartment last night — no, not that one — might just be cinematic gold.

The Disposable Film Festival, a Californian fest dedicated to short films made with amateur equipment, has started a monthly spin-off event at Williamsburg bar-cinema Videology. And the organizers are hoping Brooklynites will contribute some lo-fi flicks of their own to the mix.

“We are all filmmakers now,” said organizer Matthew Sullivan-Pond. “What we are looking for is something where people have been innovative and imaginative.”

The Videology screenings will serve as a mine for material for the annual festival in San Francisco, a massive event that usually draws about 1,500 fans.

The festival organizers are specifically looking for films made with less-than-professional equipment, including cell phones, digital single-lens reflex cameras, webcams, or even Google Glass.

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