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Short film shot with iPhone wins this year's Turner Prize

Movies and short films captured with the iPhone are not new; Apple even encourages this way of creation through its campaign ?Filmed with iPhone?, as we recently commented. This time, however, one of these works was also honored during the annual award Turner Prize, which takes place in London (England).

As reported by the The Guardian, the artist and filmmaker Charlotte Prodger was awarded on the occasion with her short film entitled "Bridgit", shot entirely with an iPhone.

Produced over a year, the short, filmed in the interior of Scotland, described as an ?unexpectedly expansive? work that explores the class and gender identity through the artist's autobiographical narration, in addition to quotes from books and, of course, images captured by the iPhone.

Prodger said he chose to shoot on the iPhone because of the ease of use; in addition, because she recorded the film clips alone, the use of larger equipment would end up hindering her. In addition, she explained that the iPhone is something she regularly uses and therefore looks like an extension of her.

Because of the ease of use and the way you can use it while traveling the world. For me, everything is there.

The president of the award panel of judges, Alex Farquharson, attributed to Prodger's film the ?deeper use of a device as prosaic as the iPhone camera that has been seen in art until today?.

The filmmaker will receive 25,000 (about R $ 122 thousand) that, according to her, will be used to pay the rent for her home and studio, in addition to "a beautiful jacket". The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, also celebrated the award on his Twitter.

Congratulations to Charlotte Prodger, winner of Britain's prestigious Turner award. The first of a film shot on the iPhone and another milestone in the democratization of photography and cinema.

Screening of nominated films and award winners including the short film "Bridgit" it goes until the 6th of January.