Interview with Festival Director Ruben Kazantsev (IPhone Film Festival)

The iPhone Film Festival was started by a filmmaker for other filmmakers. There are thousands of talented artist that don’t have the resources that major film companies have to create a film. The website was designed to give artist an avenue to show off their gifts to the world by simply using their talents, creativity, and their iPhone.

Interview with Ruben Kazantsev:

1) What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

A: Providing a outlet to showcase their work to the world

2) What would you expect to experience if you attend the festival this year (2016)?

A: Amazing films created by talented film makers from across the globe.

3) What are the qualifications for the selected films?

A: Shot on an iPhone

4) Do you think that some films really don’t get a fair shake from film festivals? And if so, why?

A: For the most part I believe in the process of all festivals and hope they are doing their job to give a fair chance to all films submitted. I know we do

5) What motivates you and your team to do this festival?

A: Knowing that films are created because of us.

6) How has the festival changed since its inception?

A: Quality of the film get better year after year

7) Where do you see the festival by 2020?

A: We will be as big as the Oscars

8) What film have you seen the most times in your life?

A: iPhone film would have to be Departure because I created the project 🙂

9) In one sentence, what makes a great film?

A: Creativity, team work and the drive to complete it

10) How is the film scene in your city?

A: My city started the film scene, so it is fun to be here

Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Fesival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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