PSFK interviewed the creator of Pocket Fest, a Nylon Studios film festival featuring work shot by industry professionals using a pocket camera.

In today’s media landscape where your phone can take photos and videos and upload them instantly, the way we create art using this technology and the kind of art we can create with it is becoming a more and more interesting discussion. PSFK sat down to chat with Mark Beckahaus, Global EP and managing partner of Nylon Studios, who is the creator of Pocket Fest, a new film festival that forces participants to make films with a pocket digital camera. What is Pocket Fest?

Pocket Fest is a film festival where pros get to make a short film on nothing more than a consumer level pocket camera, in this case it’s the Kodak Play Touch. It takes them beyond their comfort zone of using pro gear and makes them rely solely on their talents as story tellers.

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