MobiDocs to screen at Portable fest

04 August, 2008 by IF

Five short ‘made for mobile’ films produced as a co-production of Screen Australia (under predecessor Film Australia) and the National Film Board of Canada have been selected to screen in competition at the 2008 Portable Film Festival.

The films, Marree Man, URNT4ME, Truth, I‘ve Never Had Sex and Away are part of the successful MobiDocs series.
Films from the Mobidocs series have featured previously at the Toronto International Film Festival, the MIPCOM Mobile and Internet TV Awards and are currently screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival.


Marree Man (p: Jeni McMahon, d: David Batty) the mysterious story of the world’s largest land drawing; URNT4ME (p: Peter Butt, d: Tania Yuki) takes a look at the ‘textiquette’ of modern love; Truth (p: Lea Marin, Silva Basmajian, d: Hubert Davis) explores the disconnection between two people; I’ve Never Had Sex (p: Lea Marin, Silva Basmajian, d: Robert Kennedy) asks how much are you prepared to reveal of your sex life; and Away (p: Lea Marin, d: Peter Mettler) reflects on the dichotomy of nature versus technology. MobiDocs executive producers are Anna Grieve (Screen Australia) and Silva Basmajian (National Film Board of Canada).

The Portable Film Festival is an international festival of short film and user-created content, delivered completely online and distributed through portable video devices such as iPods, mobile phones and laptops. The 2008 program commences on 1 August and contains over 150 films, music videos, animations, online serials and feature films from all over the world. The festival promotes the free movement of content from digital and analogue spaces to offline, with winners voted online by audiences. Voting closes 31 August.

For more information see here: