Cannes à la Flip is a contest held at the Cannes Film Festival for short films made with Flip cameras.
The 2011 first place winner is ‘Kiteling’, by Romanian filmmaker Eva Pervolovici.
The second place winner is ‘One Night Avec La Mer’ by Colin L. Racicot:
The third place winner is ‘Youth’ by Ayse Altinok:
Director Robert Rodriquez shows how he put several sequences together for his low-budget first feature, El Mariachi. His solutions for working with a single camera and extremely limited resources are ingenious. His consistent recommendation to young low-budget filmmakers is to simply refuse to spend any money on anything. After watching this film it becomes very apparent that the only thing really preventing people from making films is a simple lack of ability.
For further study, Mubi.com has nice in-depth article called 30 Minute Film School that covers all the shot types and lighting setups one needs in order to make a narrative film.
Here’s a fascinating continuation of the 10-minute film school in which Rodriguez shows how he filmed a complex shootout for Desperado with Antonio Banderas by using a video camera to pre-plan the entire sequence.
I found this film by Sue De Beer over at the Aksionsart film collection on MUBI.com. I like the light and the colors of the film. The girl in the room creates a space of color that becomes a whole world.
Tomorrow, Saturday November 20 through Sunday November 21, MUBI.com presents a free screening of Revolución. Ten directors contributed films to the project which looks back at the violent upheaval of the Mexican Revolution and compares conditions then to the situation today in Mexico.
The MUBI screening event has a Facebook page with more information.
Go here to attend the MUBI screening of Revolución.