Kevin Spacey to keynote and host at 2009 Barcelona Mobile World Congress
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor and director Kevin Spacey will headline at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress (16-20 February 2009) in Barcelona, as host of the MOFILM Mobile Short Film Festival and mobile entertainment keynote speaker.
The MOFILM Mobile Short Film Festival is the first of its kind, and highlights the increasing influence of the mobile medium on the entertainment industry, bringing together art, commerce and technology. The 2009 initiative comes on a wave of a new generation of sophisticated multimedia-enabled mobile handsets and value-added operator services, providing new opportunities to enjoy short form video.
“We are thrilled that Kevin Spacey, one of the world’s most revered and respected actor/directors, will join us in Barcelona to share some refreshing and provocative perspectives on the potential of mobile entertainment and host the world’s first global mobile film festival, ” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing officer of the GSMA.
MOFILM has received entries from filmmakers in over 40 countries around the world to date. Due to an overwhelming response, MOFILM has announced an extension to the deadline for film submission to Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. See www.mofilm.com
The GSMA’s Mobile World Congress is the world’s premiere meeting place for the global mobile industry, with more than 50,000 visitors expected. For more information on Mobile World Congress, please visit www.mobileworldcongress.com.
Mofilm is a great initiative and I should point out that one of my clients, Gigafone are sponsoring Mofilm. Expect to see some interesting stuff there from us to promote these great short films via mobile.
If you are a brand or agency looking to visit the congress, please contact me because I have some exhibition passes reserved for brands and agencies. Already a leading digital agency in London has approached me – and we have helped them attend with a free pass.