“Pocket Films” was originally the name of a festival, the Pocket Films Festival, born in 2005, when cameras appeared in mobile phones. I conceived and directed it, at the request of the Forum des images (Paris), which produced it, in partnership with SFR and the CNC. From its first edition, it was the reference event on the subject of audiovisual creation with mobile phones and pocket cameras. It took place during 6 editions, from 2005 to 2010, at the Forum des images and at the Centre Pompidou. The website www.festivalpocketfilms.fr, the memory of the event (350 films can be viewed) is still online.
Since then, “Pocket Films” has become a common name for films shot with mobile phones, and has given rise to numerous cultural events, which bear the same name, as well as numerous workshops on image education.
A collective film, initiated and edited by Benoît Labourdette (1h01’, 2009-2020).
Look out your window at home, and think of an important memory.This collective film is composed of 44 videos (among 500 made) shot by people in France, Algeria and Tunisia, between 2009 and 2013, in creative workshops led by Benoît Labourdette. (...)