Ithica College hosts cell phone film fest

Dec 22 2005 - 01:22 PM ET | Backpage, Camera

Ithica College is hosting a film festival for movies shot entirely with a mobile phone. The entries must be under 30 seconds long, which will likely be much more limiting than having to shoot it on a phone. Dean Dianne Lynch is offering up a $5,000 prize to the winner.

"The challenge is, can you capture an audience member's attention in 30 seconds and hold it an environment where not only is the delivery system small, but the time frame is short?" Lynch said. "Every single frame matters. There's no excess. That's an incredible discipline to develop."