Sunday, December 1, 2019

OPPO collaborates with Globe for the .giff Festival to celebrate short film artistry in the age of smartphone videography

OPPO is taking content creation to a whole new level in the realm of smartphone videography by also pushing for artistic pursuits beyond everyday vlogs through the .giff Festival of New Cinema in collaboration with Globe.

Pushing for Provocations of Form

The .giff Festival is a film fest of new cinema that celebrates the unending possibilities of the audio-visual experience. It’s an art fair for video art projections and independent short films, plus a series of enlightening talks by established film and video practitioners from around the world—with an electronic music festival, too.

The theme of the festival is to break boundaries through elevating the way we see images and exploring contemporary ways how to narrate stories. A wide array of video art projections and independent short films, together with an electronic music festival, is an effort to emerge the viewer's response to the evolving sentiment on the Festival of New Cinema.

Vertical Cinema Filmmaking: Creating art with your smartphone

There are multiple sections present in the festival, and one of the more notable ones that reflect the innovation behind contemporary content creation via smartphones is vcinema.giff. This is a creative collaboration that was crafted to truly bring out the story maker in anyone. The vertical short film competition aims to show that quality films can be shot even with an everyday quality smartphone like that of the OPPO Reno2.

On November 30, Day 1 of the .giff festival, at the main hall at Illumination Studios, the vcinema.giff section will feature the artwork Deorbit by Takashi Makino, along with Audio-Visual collaborations from artists such as Annie Pacaña (V) x Baile (A), Mvltiverse (V) x Big Hat Gang (A), Dex Fernandez (V) x Similarobjects Sublingua, Submachines, (V) x Tarsius (A), and Timmy Harn (V) x Auspicious Family (A).

The works from the vcinema.giff competition’s 12 finalists will be exhibited at the Vertical Cinema by OPPO Reno2 event for deliberation, with the winners to receive exciting prizes. The Best Vertical Film Award will be presented by director Antoinette Jadaone with a grand prize of P50,000 and a brand new OPPO Reno2. Zen Han, OPPO Philippines VP of Channel Sales will award the Best Director with P20,000 prize money and a brand new OPPO Reno2 smartphone to further push the artist to keep creating art through videos.

#RenoCollective: Antoinette Jadaone Masterclass

In an effort to continue pushing creative boundaries, OPPO is bringing in critically acclaimed filmmaker Antoinette Jadaone for a one day only masterclass. During the said masterclass, she will delve on the fundamentals of filmmaking, the emergence of new technologies in the film industry and her experience of shooting her vertical film with her own OPPO Reno2. Antoinette Jadaone’s vertical short film is slated to be unveiled at the vcinema.giff.

Drop by and discover short films from innovative story makers

To experience the artistry behind the cinematic art captured in vertical format, drop by the .giff Festival’s vcinema.giff section in partnership with OPPO Reno2 on November 30, 2019, at Illumination Studio, Formerly Visual Light Studio, at 2723 Sabio St. Makati. Discover some of the works that show just how trusty quality smartphones such as the OPPO Reno2 allows for more creative pursuits, proving that #AnyoneIsAStorymaker.

Get your own Reno2 series to expand your creativity. The Reno2 retails at PHP28,990  Reno2 and are available in Luminous Black and Sunset Pink. While the Reno2 F is at PHP19,990 and is available in Sky White, Lake Green, and Nebula Green. This holiday season, OPPO is also treating everyone with exciting offers and freebies for the Reno2 series.

Know more about the .giff Film Festival with Globe and the Reno2 series special offers visit their website at or on their official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. The Reno2 Series is available in all OPPO stores nationwide.

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