(15/07/06) Columbia College Chicago is teaming with MobiTV’s Nano, America’s first short film channel to launch the Third Screen Film Festival (TSFF). Submissions are now being accepted for original short films made for wireless delivery.

The festival “bridges leading-edge technology, creativity and education, showcasing films for the “third screen,” including mobile phones and WiFi and broadband-enabled, hand-held devices. It is open to student filmmakers as well as amateurs and professionals; voting categories will offer separate tracks for non-student and student filmmakers. Animation and live action films will also be voted on separately. Additionally, the student winner’s work will air on mtvU — MTV’s 24-hour college network, broadcast to more than 730 campuses and 6.8 million students nationwide as well as the network’s all access broadband channel, mtvU Über at mtvU.com, as well as mtvU Wireless.

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