San Diego’s Smartphone International Mobile Film Festival

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International Mobile Film Festival is the pioneer film festival for films shot with mobile phones for the cinema, based in San Diego, California. *No other mobile devices qualify.


Officially launched in 2009

The Red Carpet Is In Your Pocket™

14th Annual International Mobile Film Festival

presented by S. Botello Productions™

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2025

in San Diego, California

IMFF 2024 in San Diego, California.

Promoting Art, Technology & Education

Struggling to find a platform to showcase your innovative and creative filmmaking projects? Searching for a chance to have your film seen by an international audience?

The 14th Annual International Mobile Film Festival is your chance to make a name for yourself in this unique and supportive community.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime! Attend the Annual International Mobile Film Festival and show off your craft to the world. Founded in 2009, the festival has already made its mark across many countries, giving you the platform you need to connect and collaborate with mobile filmmakers in our community, get noticed, and stand out!

S. Botello Productions™ is a mobile film resource center for providing access to filmmaking to the world. A strong emphasis is on connecting filmmaking and storytelling to creatives around the globe via new technological advances with mobile phone cameras.

*10% total aerial drone footage is the only exception to smartphone cameras.

IMFF 2025 now open for submissions.

Our Mission

The purpose of our mobile film festival is not only to create interest and spark creativity in people of all ages with limited income or resources but to actually inspire creative filmmakers to live to their potential and realize the opportunity to fulfill their dream. The International Mobil Film Festival™ brand is for everyone around the world! All ages welcome. Our mission is our passion.

Through the new competition for less experienced filmmakers: The Rookie Award, IMFF continues to fulfill its mission while continuing to raise the bar for the mobile filmmaking industry as a world leader in mobile smartphone filmmaking. Learn more about our transformation to attract and inspire good filmmakers sharing great stories with smartphone filmmaking.

Imagine that you are on the red carpet in our film festival with a famous director like Steven Spielberg who shot a film with a mobile phone as well. We provide a venue for all humans to make a mobile film regardless of experience. This is an equal arena for all filmmakers all around the world, famous and not so famous alike. The competition is on! This is your time to shine on the red carpet! All things being equal…

Susy Botello 2010
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