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Hailed by MovieMaker magazine as one of America’s coolest celebrations of fearless (and often underfunded) filmmaking, the Disposable Film Festival returns to San Francisco on Thursday for four days of screenings, featuring video captured by cell phones, pocket cameras and other everyday devices significantly less expensive than James Cameron’s 3-D technology.
Founded in 2007 by Emmy-nominated Bay Area filmmaker Eric Slatkin and independent producer Carlton Evans, the festival’s fourth go-round will draw from more than 1,000 entries worldwide, highlighting the very best films recorded using the latest cutting-edge gadgets, including the iPhone 4 and the Xbox 360’s Kinect.
The third annual Disposable Film Festival begins tonight at the Roxie Theater with two screenings of the festival's Competitive Shorts Program, featuring a uniquely unconventional collection of experimental, animated and photo-motion shorts chosen from more than 1,000 international submissions.