ESPOO, Finland – Nokia has launched the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking
Awards as part of Pangea Day. The competition, open to entrants from all over the world now, will select five finalist’s videos for inclusion in the global Pangea Day broadcast. Pangea Day was created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jehane
Noujaim after winning the prestigious 2006 TED prize. Along with Nokia and TED, Noujaim wanted to connect people through film and encourage people to “view the world through someone else’s eyes”.
The competition, which runs until 15 April, is looking for short two-minute films in four categories: An act of kindness, Someone inspiring, The best part of the day and Something that makes you smile.
Entrants can submit their work through Share with Ovi where there is a special section for Pangea Day entrants. Five finalists will be selected to fly to Los Angeles for the 10 May event where a panel of judges including Noujaim himself, Dave Stewart and others will review the videos and pick a winner. Each of the five finalist’s videos will be broadcast as part of Pangea Day whilst the winner will be given a “mobile filmmaling trip of a lifetime along with a production budget”.
Pangea Day will connect event sites on almost every continent for a four-hour worldwide broadcast of short films, VIP guest speakers and special musical guests. Anyone can host their own Pangea Day event through the Friends of Pangea Day page on the official website.