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NOTICE: New Update to the film festival's model through a transformative new design for the film competitions.



Officially launched in 2009

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11th Annual International Mobile Film Festival

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presented by S. Botello Productions™


APRIL 29-May 1, 2022

Marina Village

San Diego, California

 #MFF2022SanDiego IMFF Event Page

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN: Feature and Short Film Competitions

International Mobile Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

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Now Streaming: IMFF 2021 Highlights

*IMFF 2022 plans to be an in-person live event and online presentation. Prizes and more details.

Read about our transformation!


Watch highlights of #MFF2021SanDiego

Did you miss the festival? You can watch the intro video, awards ceremony and a jubilee of movies from the festival, now streaming VOD. Watch now.


Support Mobile Filmmakers 

We've worked very hard to create and design the International Mobile Film Festival and our exclusive podcast that gives a voice to mobile filmmakers.



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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.


Our Mission

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.

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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We are global pioneers based in America's Finest City, San Diego, California. Our film festival is well known around the world as the longest running live venue event movie film festival for only films shot with smartphones.

Contact Us to sponsor the International Mobile Film Festival in April 2022 and support the future of filmmaking today!


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"We empower the storyteller inside you through filmmaking with your smartphone." - S. Botello Productions™


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FilmConvert has been a sponsor of IMFF since 2017.

Moondog Labs joined as a sponsor of IMFF 2022.

Filmic Pro supports IMFF 2022 as sponsor.

Engraving Pros has been providing Trophies for our festival since the innaugural event. 

Star Wars Steampunk Universe has been sponsoring our unique Red Carpet Extravaganza since 2017. 

Swords and Circuitry Studios has been sponsoring equipment since 2018.




"The International Mobile Film Festival was amazing well run and organized by Susy Botello and her staff and judges from around the world. They built an interactive website that was deeply thought out yet easy to comprehend and be instantly involved. Hats off to this film fest for making such an enjoyable event happen online during these times of world health issues. I can’t thank them enough for including my family’s pandemic short: “Don’t Tell Mom!”"

Karl Niemiec | IMFF 2021


"Fantastic festival! Very good communication. Thanks so much."

Paul London | IMFF 2021


"A fabulous festival. Adapted for Covid times. Friendly and supportive of filmmakers. Thank you!"

Anne Taylor | IMFF 2021


"Super Festival! Susy is amazing ! She's taking care of you and she gives you a great support! Very well organised! I highly recommend this festival"

Jake Meniani | IMFF 2021


"IMFF was my first film festival. Susy Botello is a gracious host and responds to questions quickly. The IMFF team was wonderful! I highly recommend this event!!!!"

Lillian Carter | IMFF 2021

"Recommended festival. One of the coolest! and I am grateful to have been included in the 10th edition, a large community of mobile filmmakers that Susy and her crew have been following for several years."

Sigfrido Giammona | IMFF 2021

"Brilliant communication, organization and the offers of opportunity."

Michèle Jedlicka | IMFF 2021

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