Pocket Films

Pocket Films began as a film festival, founded by Benoît Labourdette with Forum des images (Paris, France, 2005-2010), dedicated to the creation of films with cell phones and pocket cameras. Its success made that it has become a common name : we say pocket film for a movie shot with mobile phone.

For my part, Pocket Films is a creative cinematographic movement, free, spontaneous, of high standard, wich deploys through workshops (Fémis, Le Fresnoy, ESAV Toulouse...), platforms (Filmer les mots) and events (Festival Caméras Mobiles, Marathon cinéma Evry, iMédiacinéma...).

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The Pocket Films Festival was born in 2005, with the appearance of cameras in mobile phones. I designed and directed it at the request of the Forum des Images (Paris, France), who was the producer, in partnership with SFR and CNC. It has been (...)

From 2011 to 2013, the “Cameras Mobiles Festival”, produced by lux, Scène nationale de Valence took over the Festival Pocket Films (2005-2010). I was the artistic director.

The “Movie Marathon” of the Agglomeration of Evry - Centre Essonne (France) is an event of audiovisual creation, proposed by the visual arts workshops agglomeration of Evry, which I supported the creation in 2011 and which I participate. The (...)

My work as an exploration of creative possibilities of mobile crossed the passion of three researchers (and long-time colleagues) : Laurent Creton (economist), Laurence Allard (sociologist) and Roger Odin (semiotics), who asked me to jointly (...)

“iMédiacinéma” is an initiative of participatory audiovisual creation which I accompanied the design and implementation in the town of Vitrolles and the Bouches du Rhone. This project, funded by the city and the department, is carried by the (...)

Film Contest fo 90-second films about Le Havre (France) city, in sequence shot, like the first Lumière films in 1895, to “Film sealife and port life of Le Havre, its businesses, its architecture, its light, film traces people’s stories of Sea, (...)