Thursday 19 February 2009, Barcelona: Today at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the short film “English as a Second Language” produced by Frank Chindamo and directed by Jocelyn Stemat, won the grand prize in the Mofilm mobile short film festival.
English as a second language” was selected from a roster of over 250 films that had been submitted from more than 100 countries in a ceremony that followed a keynote at the congress by actor, director and Co-founder of Triggerstreet.com Kevin Spacey, host of the Mofilm film festival.
“I am excited about the opportunities for Mofilm as a platform for the discovery of new talent and a catalyst for short films on the latest global mass medium of mobile,” said Kevin Spacey.
Thanking the host, Kevin Spacey, the winning producer Chindamo offered, “I thank you for this opportunity to share my work via a great new creative medium, mobile, and someday I hope to pay it forward”
Wayne Brannon, COO of Chevrolet Europe said: “In today’s world, we need to find more cost-efficient ways to reach consumers than in the past. We are partnering with Mofilm because we are exploring new opportunities for Marketing with a specific focus on digital and emerging media. At the same time, the connection between art and commerce through the idea of a film contest for everybody, blends well with our ongoing activities to support young artistic talents through our annual ‘Young? Creative? Chevrolet!’ contest.”
During the awards ceremony that followed, Mofilm film festival grand prize winner, Jocelyn Stamat was awarded a brand new Chevrolet Cruze car by Wayne Brannon the COO of Chevrolet Europe.
The complete category prize winners, and overall winner are as follows:
Grand Prize Winner
English as a Second Language – Jocelyn Stamat, writer / director, Frank Chindamo, Producer.
Turbo Dates series: Jocelyn Stamat, creator, co-writer / co-director, Terry Rossio cowriter/ co-director, Frank Chindamo, Producer – Comedy
Pushkin – Trevor Hardy – Animation
Enough – Tor Kristoffersen – Drama
The Science of Attraction – Claveski – Documentary
Star Chicks – .Jay Lee – Science Fiction
Rockwell – Lisa Mills – Outstanding Cultural achievement
MOFILM is a pioneer of content for mobile and online services, working with the mobile industry and filmmakers to promote exciting and simple to use services. For the latest information on MOFILM competitions please visit www.mofilm.com. MOFILM distributes independent film content to mobile operators and content service providers around the world.