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The Bitfilm Festival is a digital film festival and a worldwide experiment in crowd production. Different filmmakers are asked to submit their short films about a topical theme (in this case money). Online audience votes for their favourites, which are combined to produce a full-length feature film. All selected films are paid.
Why it matters
A large collection of short films made by people on a particular topic can provide a snapshot of people’s opinions about that subject. Could this be a creative way for brands to gain consumer insights in a truly engaging way?
Film director David Lynch recently opened “Club Silencio” in Paris. It’s inspired by the deeply strange Club Silencio which appeared in the movie Mulholland Drive. The peculiarity of the night club is that you can only enter if you are accompanied by a business partner.
Polaroid is finally back with a digital camera that develops instant pictures. The innovation comes from the Zink ink-less technology: its water-resistant paper contains crystals that turn into cyan, magenta and yellow-coloured dots when heated. Once you click, you can develop your 2x3-inch picture in less than a minute. The camera costs $160 and the printing paper is anywhere between $15 to $25.