The Disposable Film Festival will be showing some of their latest in the lobby of Hotel Rex at the indie craft fundraiser.
Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one America’s “coolest film festivals,” the Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 by Eric Slatkin and Carlton Evans to celebrate the artistic potential of disposable video: short films made on non-professional devices such as cell phones, still cameras, webcams, and other readily available video capture devices. The Disposable Film Festival offers a forum dedicated to the creative potential of this new mode of filmmaking through screenings, competitions, and other events to showcase the best work within the disposable genre. Based in San Francisco, the festival travels across North America and internationally. Check out our events page to find out when we’ll be in a city near you.
We want your Disposable Films. So, shoot ’em, cut ’em, and send ’em in.
What is Disposable Film?
In recent years a new kind of film has emerged: The Disposable Film. It has been made possible by new media (webcams, point and shoot digital cameras, cell phones, screen capture software, and one time use digital video cameras) and the rise of online distribution (Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, etc.). These films are often made quickly, casually, and sometimes even unintentionally.
Everyone has become a Disposable Filmmaker: directors of Saturday night cell phone videos, actors under the eyes of security cameras, and narrators before their webcams. Let’s face it – we live in an age of disposable film. Now it’s time to do something creative with it.