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London iOS filmmakers, show us what you’ve got

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For the official launch of the Heavy Water vodka iPhone Popup Film Festival we are going all Scandi-cool with the fabulous Nordic Bar on Newman Street the destination for our first screening and if all goes well the chilled out venue in Boho Fitzrovia will become our regular home when we are in London.

Here’s how the iPhone Popup Film Festival works. Bring your film on your iPhone or iPod Touch, plug it into our Pop Video pico projector and it’s showtime. It’s as simple as that.

The night will be an opportunity for anyone who has made a film on their iOS device to come along and show their work on a ‘big screen’. This is the ‘festival in your pocket’, with no red carpets. We are strictly lo-fi, although our awesome little Pop Video projector will screen your films in qHD (960 x 540 pixel resolution) quality on a ‘big screen’ 5- inches wide. For audio we will plug into the Nordic Bar’s house PA system.

With an expected announcement from Apple on a new iPhone the next day, the night will also include a mini-retrospective of some of the best films made on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in a specially curated online selection of films, including the first showing in London in public of Apple Of My Eye, widely credited as the first iPhone 4 film.

As well as launching the iPhone Popup Film Festival the night will be something of a double celebration as sound artist Andy Rowe, who makes music under the name of The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers, will be previewing his new limited edition vinyl LP, peeled up for the sake of fruit music 2012, with a very special set of ambient and technical wizardry.

We are also very proud to announce that we will also be showing a selection of work from the fabulous typewriter artist Keira Rathbone, making the evening a mini, multi-media festival, created on the iPhone.

Admission is free and there is no charge to show your films, although you must sign up here if you want to show a film on the night, to guarantee a slot as spaces are limited.

So let’s go underground, into the bowels of Fritzrovia, and show us what you’ve got. Alternatively come along anyway and watch some of the best videos being produced on iOS devices and listen to cutting-edge sounds – or simply check out one of London’s coolest bars.

Please check out our event sponsors:


• If you want to show your film on the night, check out our How to Take Part page for further instructions.

If you can’t make the event and want to submit a film to be shown in our online category, please upload it to our Vimeo group page for inclusion.

• Fancy becoming an event sponsor and being part of this digital revolution? We want to hear from you, we’ll take your cash, no questions asked – well a few as what we are looking for are commercial partners that share our vision. Email us, please.

• Directions to venue: nearest tube stations: Goodge Street or Tottenham Court Road.

Twitter: @iphonepopup