International Mobile Innovation Screening 2012

"Kobalt," by Now Is Definitely The Time To Panic (Miri D’Oro and Marian Mueller).
"Homemade Spacecraft," by Luke Geissbuhler.
Fri 23 Nov 2012 to Fri 23 Nov 2012
Event type: 
Free entry (please RSVP to mina2012screening.event
The Film Archive
84 Taranaki St, Wellington.


The International Mobile Innovation Screening 2012 will showcase a screening programme of mobile short films and mobile-mentaries from Brazil, USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, New Zealand, Columbia, Russia, Greece, Germany and Japan.

The MINA (Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa) International Mobile Innovation Screening 2012 will take place at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington, on the 23rd November, at 6.30pm. The screening includes mobile phone films made by a wide range of emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.

The programme for the evening includes Benoît Labourdette’s "Poster," Luke Geissbuhler’s "Homemade Spacecraft," Miri D’Oro and Marian Mueller’s "Kobalt," and many more in between. "Poster" is a love story, which is described by Labourdette as “a tactile film made of paper and words.” "Homemade Spacecraft" is the product of a weekend father and son experiment involving a weather balloon and a smart phone propelled to 120,000 feet. "Kobalt" is a music video about impressions of Frankfurt, made for German techno artists Mueller & Mitch.

This will be the second International Mobile Innovation screening MINA have run. The films show the evolution of the mobile phone from a communication device to a creative and educational tool. Mobile phone technologies are continuously changing, opening up new possibilities for the makers of mobile phone films, who are savvy at incorporating the new features into their work. The screening will present a picture of where mobile phone filmmaking is at now.

The programme includes works produced on smartphones, iPads and other mobile cameras.

MINA ( is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.

A reception will take place at 6.30pm, followed by the mobile film screening from 7-8pm.

Contact details

(04) 384 7647

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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

15 Nov 2012

Interests Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the operating name for the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero.