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INSTANT FILMS

Films made on mobile phones
Duration 12 minutes 54 seconds

A selection of films made by young people aged 12 to 21 with artist Melissa Bliss in the UK in 2007.

All the films were shot and edited entirely on mobile phones. Most were created from start to finish - idea, storyboard, film and editing - in 2 hours. They had a choice of genre and style - drama, documentary, reportage, animation. Most of the films are under one minute long.

The films in this compilation came from two projects, My Territory and BBC Blast. Both projects were facilitated by FreqOUT!, an innovative community programme based in London that explores the artistic and educational potential of wireless technology to engage people.

My Territory was initiated and organised by Hayward Public Programmes (now the Southbank Centre's Learning and Particiaption Department) as part of their Digital Dialogues outreach project. For this project Melissa Bliss worked with groups of young people living near the Gallery - SE1 United youth club in Waterloo, Stockwell Park Community Centre in Stockwell and Effra Young Mums and Little Angels group in Brixton.

Blast is the BBC’s project to inspire young people to develop their creative talents and showcase their work on a range of digital platforms. Melissa Bliss worked with Blast to run workshops in film-making on mobile phones at locations all over the UK during 2007.

jFurther Information
FreqOUT! freqout.blogspot.com
Hayward Gallery projects haywardprojects.blogspot.com
BBC Blast bbc.co.uk/blast