SOURCE: Zacuto


January 18, 2012 15:11 ET

Finalists Selected for First Annual Original iPhone Film Festival Sponsored by Zacuto

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Submissions for the first annual Zacuto sponsored Original iPhone Film Festival are now closed and three finalists have been selected in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Music Video and Brand Film. The grand prize winner will be decided by public vote and announced on January 26th at the Macworld Expo LIVE! event with Macworld magazine in San Francisco.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the response we had to the 2011 Original iPhone Film Festival and are already talking about OIFF 2012," says Original iPhone Film Festival Founder, Matt Dessner. "The truth is the OIFF has become much bigger than we had originally anticipated. The industry is growing rapidly and we have been approached by a couple of other film festivals that are interested in using iPhone filmography as a new category in their own festivals."

The Original iPhone Film Festival was created to showcase the talent, imagination and creativity of iPhone filmmakers. As Zacuto Director, Steve Weiss always says, 'It's about the story, not about the camera.' At the Macworld Expo, OIFF founders will also be discussing all things iPhone: filmmaking, showing films, and most importantly, announcing the Grand Prize winning film! If you are unable to attend the event in San Francisco, you will still be able to watch it live on UStream at either or

Zacuto has donated four iPhone Point'n'Shoots to be given away to a few of the finalist and one lucky winner will receive the grand prize, a new Macbook Air. Other prizes include an iPad, Apple TV, apps like MovieSlate, Prep for iMovie and Clips for iMovie and much more.

All finalist videos can be viewed in the Winners Showcase on the Original iPhone Film Festival website.

Zacuto, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Their camera rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films produces original programming and recently won a 2011 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for their webisodic program, FilmFellas and a 2010 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for The Great Camera Shootout 2010. For more information, visit or follow @Zacuto on Twitter.