The Nokia Shorts Awards took place at the Edinburgh Film Festival on Saturday night. Our finalist had flown in from locations across the globe and a crowd of over 300 people watched the 8 short films in anticipation wondering who would be named the Nokia Shorts 2011 winner.
It certainly was a difficult choice – the level of talent was overwhelming, with each finalist proving they certainly deserved the $5000 it took to create their vision filming on two, Nokia N8s. Each finalist took a very different approach to their short film – delighting the audience with a range of cinematic expression from science fiction to comedy and one child’s touching adventure with a cardboard box.
However, there could only be one winner and James Griffiths emerged triumphant – with his production of Splitscreen: A Love Story. Cleverly filmed on 2 N8s – one in Paris, one in New York, it places the two screens together to tell a story of two lovers that ultimately intertwines.
If you’d like to see the Shorts for yourself and get to know a little bit more about the finalists – tune back in tomorrow where we’ll send the official Vimeo link and present a feature on our winner – any questions you’d like to ask him?