The red carpet is in your pocket!™
NOTICE: We want to send our sympathies to everyone affected by the COVID-19 situation. We are working behind the curtains with the filmmakers and participants to provide an alternative to the planned festival. IMFF 2020 was scheduled to take place as a Live Event, in the way we have provided the physical space in San Diego every single year since our commemorative film festival. The challenge is being met wholeheartedly. We appreciate the response from all the filmmakers and participants, including the judges. Stay tuned for more announcements as we provide information on how to experience the "virtual" version of #MFF2020SanDiego which will take place April 25 & 26.
ALL FILMS SHOT WITH MOBILE PHONES!
Officially launched in 2009
The Red Carpet Is In Your Pocket™
9th Annual International Mobile Film Festival
presented by S. Botello Productions™
APRIL 24-26, 2020 in San Diego
Officially launched in 2009
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Promoting Art, Technology & Education
S. Botello Productions™ is forming a mobile film resource center for the world to access. A strong emphasis is on connecting the world of filmmaking to mobile filmmakers around the globe via new technological advances with mobile phone cameras.
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™ is for everyone around the world! All ages welcome. Our mission is our passion and we are sharing mobile filmmaking internationally with our collaborators, sponsors and partners.
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...
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Festival Theme 2020
The theme for the 2020 International Mobile Film Festival is Hindsight 2020 #HindsightMobileFilm. We will take a look back to how far mobile filmmaking, smartphone video and storytelling has come since we launched our platform in 2009 to the present. We'll discuss the way forward with you as a part of it.
Part of the presentation brings a special showcasing of some of the films which have won awards in previous years in our film festivals.
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We welcome our Ambassador and Guest of Honor Jed Brophy for a special screening of the feature film Blue Moon (shot with iPhone) with a Q&A to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego April 24-26, 2020! Blue Moon was shot with an iPhone in New Zealand. Jed Brophy is best known as Nori from The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord Of The Ring films.
Watch the trailer below:
"We empower the storyteller inside you through filmmaking with your smartphone." - S. Botello Productions™
BREAKING! Film Daily News: The International Mobile Film Festival: Embracing smartphone creators by Frankie Stein | Jan 23, 2020
Testimonials from Attending Filmmakers
"I absolutely loved this festival! Susy Botello does an incredible job hosting and making the festival much more than a film showing. It was inspiring to meet the other filmmakers, presenters, and sponsors and to share in our love for making mobile films."
Alexandra Guillossou, Attended IMFF 2019 from Montana, U.S.A.
"Simply the best. Festival Director Susy goes above and beyond to make filmmakers feel special and valued. Highly recommend this film festival. Attended the weekend long festival in April in San Diego which included screenings, workshops/lectures and a red carpet award ceremony. Will forever remember the experience and taking home third place for my film 'The Actor', many thanks!" - Narelle Nash, Attended IMFF 2018 from Sydney, Australia
“Amazing film festival. Excellent communication in the lead-up. If you're lucky enough to attend, organizer Susy Botello will go out of her way to make sure you have the best film festival experience you could ever expect. Features include great workshops, taking part in filmmaker Q&As, and ample networking opportunities. Susy is a true champion of the smartphone filmmaking community. Don't hesitate to enter!” - Brian Hennings, Attended IMFF 2017 & 2018 from Perth, Australia
“This is the best film festival I ever attended in person.
Film makers are well treated.
Susy is a great human being.
Everyone are super friendly.
I had a blast attending the film festival screening and award functions.
RED CARPET treatment of filmmakers is a grand finale!” - Prakash Natarajan, Attended IMFF 2015 & 2018 from Texas, U.S.A.
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