Redford Launches Films For Phones Challenge
Robert Redford's Sundance Institute has challenged six film-makers to make short movies for mobile phones. The independent directors will be charged with creating for the first films especially for phones, Redford announced this week (08NOV06). Redford says the project will create a platform for "artists to develop and grow opportunities for audiences and consumers to see work they might not normally see". He also wants to resurrect the tradition of short films. He adds, "I always loved shorts and I thought they were very entertaining," he said. "So I thought why couldn't we bring that back?" The films - three to five minutes in length - will be premiered at a phone industry conference in Barcelona, Spain in February 2007. The filmmakers include LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE directors JONATHAN DAYTON and VALERIE FARIS.