The Israeli web video Contacts won first prize at the 5th Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards (HKIMFA) on March 26. The short film by Nir Berger and Yogev Yefet also won the Made for Web 2.0 competition in Tel Aviv recently. Contacts delves into the use of Whatsapp groups and how they influence interpersonal relationships.
The HKIMFA is one of the biggest events in the world with regard to digital cinema and the mobile screen. Aiming to recognize the outstanding effort and creativity of local and overseas mobile filmmakers, and facilitate international cultural exchange, the HKIMFA this year invited nine international mobile film festival partners to take part. The countries included China, Korea, Singapore, Canada, France, Greece, Brazil and Australia.