A review of the winning short films from the “Mobile Festival” – the International Festival of Films Filmed with Mobile Phones, will be held today, July 13, 2021 at 15 pm, in the cinema of the hotel “Eden”, at the Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival. Within the event, the established award will be given in honor of Dimitar Nikolov – Taki, who founded the “Mobile Festival”.
Dimitar Nikolov died at the age of 63, after a short illness. In addition to founding the International Mobile Film Festival, Taki was a film producer, manager of the distribution company KT-Film and Media and former director of the Manaki Brothers International Film Camera Festival. The event is part of the International Mobile Phone Cinema Showcase – Cannes, which shows the award-winning achievements of similar festivals from around the world.
The show is part of the World Initiative for Peace and Tolerance of Princess Angelique Monet, which for the last 10 years has held a gala evening with a humanitarian character, within the Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival. Last year, for the first time, films from the Mobile Festival were screened at a gala evening and competed for the Carl Bartosz Award, which is given for films shot on a mobile phone, focusing on humanitarian topics. Vesna Ristovska was hired for the selection of films last year and this year. The films will compete for Best Environmental Film and Best Picture in general, for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Camera, Editing, Music, Effects and Animation.
Carl Bartosz is a pioneer in the production of films made on mobile phones. The screenings offer a wide range of genres and narratives, from documentaries, animated films to experimental films, made by professionals and amateurs. The motto is “Great movies in small packages”.
“Mobile Festival” this year will have 12 editions, organized by the production company “KT-Film and Media”, from Bitola