The International Movie Trailer Festival (IMTF) Has Launched a Movie Trailer Competition: With a Twist…

17 Oct

          Connecting Indie Moviemakers
with Their Fans



Lights! Cameraphone! Action!”

The challenge: Use a Smartphone or a tablet to create a trailer previewing a movie still in the dream stage. Editing may be done using a computer. All genres are accepted including trailers for dramas, comedies, documentaries and web series. Entries may run up to two minutes.

How do we keep the Smartphone from shaking? The combination of Smartphone/HandlePod gives the movie maker the ultimate in portability without sacrificing image quality. Image quality with the HandlePod is the same as that of a tripod, without all the weight and bulk.

It also mounts virtually anywhere:

Helmets, hang-gliders, skateboards, lamp posts, railings, the rear view mirror of your car…

Check out the demo

SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER: HandlePod is making available 10 free units to the first qualifying artists for this project. We only ask anyone who accepts a HandlePod to provide us with behind-the-scenes clips and/or photos that we can use for promotional purposes, and of course, a copy of the trailer.
Contact for details.

The Smartphone technology has sparked a communications revolution. One important example is that filmmakers are adopting this technology for making short and full-length movies. We believe that using the Cameraphone will lead to exciting innovations in movie storytelling and production. The contest seeks to promote experimentation and originality among indie moviemakers. Encouraging the use of innovative devices such as the Handlepod is one of IMTF’s key goals.

The contest has a grand prize of $3,000 plus in-kind support for making the movie represented by the trailer. The “best of the fest” trailers will be shown online and in movie theaters.

The deadline is December 31, 2012. The rules plus an online entry form and video tips may be found at…
….where there’s also a promotional video shot using a Smartphone.

About IMTF: Since 2010, the company’s competitions have drawn entries from 40 countries. Prize money has totaled $20,000. Top winners have conferred with noted producer Scott Rosenfelt (Mystic Pizza, Home Alone, etc.) You can see recent winners at

For more information, email



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