Show your work at the OtA09 Mobile Film Festival!

Update 25th September, the Film Fest now moves to virtual space- submissions will be viewable on Vimeo. Over the Air 2009 Mobile Film Festival is a collaborative film festival taking place during the event. It will showcase cutting-edge cinematography shot on any kind of mobile phone/PDA (i.e. not on a dedicated video or digital camera), which can, however, be edited using more than a phone (i.e. on a pc/mac).

To contribute films to the festival, you need to join Vimeo. Once you are a member of Vimeo you can join the group at http://www.vimeo.com/groups/ota09filmfest.  Once you have uploaded your own videos, you can add them to the group using the Settings “Add to” button.

To give people insight into how you are working, please include information about the mobile device you shot it on and any other tech notes in the Vimeo description. (Erm…If you are looking in the early days of this, please ignore the activity log entry of my test video upload, which was a nice gig, but not intended as a Film Festival entry!)

We’ll be showing films from the group at Over the Air on Friday evening. Even if you won’t be at Over the Air in London (and why ever not?), you can still contribute to the film festival.

AND if you would like your films to be available for use in projects at the conference (installation, mash-up… who knows?), please set them to downloadable, and tag them with the Creative Commons license you would like to use. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at info@overtheair.org.

Want to Present at Over the Air 2009? Suggest a Session!

The program committee has been working hard to bring you a great program of sessions, tutorials, master-classes, topic overviews etc.. for Over the Air 2009. We also want to open this process up to the community so today we’re launching our session suggestion form for Over the Air 2009. If you want to run a session covering any aspect of mobile technology, development, design / art or user experience, please visit the form and let us know by answering a few simple questions. We’ll be taking suggestions over the next week (until the 28th of August) and then the program committee will be making final decisions by the 4th of September (followed shortly by an at least tentative event schedule). In the meantime, we’ll begin posting already-confirmed speakers shortly.

Registration has opened!

As 34 of you clever people already know, registration has now opened for this years Over the Air!

Thanks to our lovely sponsors (more about them in a future post), the event is free to attend. There are 416 tickets left at the time of this post, so don’t take too long to register as we expect that they will go quite quickly.

Registration is over at Eventbrite:  http://overtheair09.eventbrite.com/

We are planning on setting up a back channel again this year, so that you can start discussions with each other before the event already.  If you fill in the basic details on the registration page for us, we’ll send you details of that as soon as its set up.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!