Using the XShot iPhone case, designed for filmmakers and photographers, Zsolt Haraszti was able to supersede his competition and take home Best Cinematography at the 2011 iPhone Film Festival.


Santa Barbara, CA – December 21, 2011

Hungarian born filmmaker/photographer Zsolt Haraszti has just won the award for Best Cinematography at the second annual iPhone Film Festival for his film ‘Year 2010 in 365 Seconds,’ which as the title implies, is a look at his experiences in 2010 through the lens of an iPhone. These 365 seconds are filled with footage from both his work and free time and occur all over the world in places such as London, Budapest, Pécs and various states of the US.

The rules to this competition were simple: All footage must be shot with an iPhone. Any accessories deemed worthy by the entrant could be used, and that is exactly what Zsolt did. Over the entire year of 2010 Zsolt shot over 100 hours of footage on his iPhone with the help of the XShot iPhone Case with Tripod Adapter that a friend had given to him as a gift. XShot’s unique iPhone Case allowed Zsolt to mount his iPhone easily on a tripod for steady footage when capturing this time-lapse style film.

When asked about his experience with the product, Haraszti stated,I was thrilled upon receiving the XShot iPhone Case as a gift from a friend and excited to put it to use right away. The XShot Case was very helpful in creating my iPhone film. It truly is a useful product and i would recommend it to any iPhone user to maximize their photo and video taking capabilities.”

“We are so excited to learn about Zsolt’s iPhone Film Festival award and how our product helped him make his film. Better filming and photography with an iPhone by amateurs and professionals is why we developed the XShot iPhone Case,” said Michael Daoud, co-founder of XShot LLC.

‘Year 2010 in 365 Seconds’ will be screened at the 2012 Macworld | iWorld Expo in San Francisco, CA. Macworld | iWorld is the premier event for people who love all things Apple.

Yearlapse ’10 from Zsolt Haraszti on Vimeo.

About XShot LLC
XShot LLC is a leading innovator in the camera accessory market. XShot produces the popular telescopic camera extenders that attach the XShot iPhone 4/4s case and to any compact digital camera or hand-held video camera so that the photographer can be part of the picture too. Everyday photographers including iPhone 4S users no longer have to try and stretch their arms as far as possible to get in a picture, let alone capture the full background. XShot camera accessories are precision-engineered devices that are durable and compact, and have become popular with travelers, social media users, bloggers, honeymooners, outdoor lovers, families, and digital scrapbook fans. For more information about XShot, please visit .

XShot will be showcasing their products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Jan 10-13. You can visit them at booth #3719.

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