"We empower the storyteller inside you through filmmaking with your smartphone." - S. Botello Productions™
We created the world's official International Mobile Film Festival and began in the Spring of 2009 as the first film festival to screen films shot with mobile cell phones on a big screen in a traditional film festival setting. Our brand, International Mobil Film Festival™ is an annual event that takes place in San Diego, California. The festival brings people together to celebrate storytelling through mobile filmmaking. We showcase short and feature films shot with smartphones on a big screen. We present a unique awards ceremony with a red carpet "walk" honoring mobile filmmakers, actors and crew of all ages. Participants also enjoy networking with industry professionals and make new friends.
We've presented mobile filmmaking panels at San Diego's Comic-Con International each year from 2016 until the pandemic 2020. We presented a presentation and seminar on mobile filmmaking in Indianapolis for IndyShorts by Heartland Film. Get details.
We taught a summer camp to teens on mobile filmmaking organized by Carlsbad Film Academy's Summer Camp in Carlsbad High School.
Take a look at our programs below for San Diego Mobile Film School, Mobile Film Distribution Network Channel (MFTV), Community Stories Program, Mobilize Stories Community Network, Global Mobile Film Awards Online Awards Ceremony. Catch the SBP Podcast giving a voice to the mobile filmmaking community with over 80 episodes available on your favorite podcast platforms for both iPhone and iPhone and Alexa.
We are available to present workshops, teach mobile filmmaking with iPhones and include an inspiring speaking presentation by founder Susy Botello whose vision for making films and videos after September 11 and the rise of social media led her to launch the International Mobile Film Festival in 2009. The festival was for only films shot with mobile phones to present on a big screen during a live film festival event in San Diego. Establishing IMFF a pioneer in the industry.
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We designed programs around mobile cell and smartphone film as a global community platform. When we designed our film festival exclusively for films shot with mobile and smart phones we envisioned the benefits to the entire world regardless of the industry beyond cinematic and documentary filmmaking. Our model for mobile film programs has three core elements: Educating, Showcasing and Distributing (ESD).
SBP's Mobile Film School Educates, Informs and Trains filmmakers and the general public on creating visual stories using their mobile phones as the most accessible current mobile technology promoting professional and creative hands-on techniques to give filmmakers an opportunity to create awesome mobile films and videos which depict their artistic talent and skills in filmmaking and storytelling.
SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking The Voice of Mobile Film™
Our new podcast, www.SBPpodcast.studio, officially launched October 2017.
The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.
Mobile Film and Video is our focus and innovation is what drives us.
"My passion for storytelling and technology brings me to connect my experience in video and film to storytelling for everyone—using mobile phones." Founder and Podcast Host Susy Botello
S. Botello Productions is a pioneer in the mobile film industry since 2009.
Our podcast was created to promote and share stories by and for people who are making films using smartphones from all over the world. Its purpose is to inspire people of all ages to realize their dream to make films and get involved in this emerging new industry. We want to share information and stories about mobile filmmaking.
GLOBAL MOBILE FILM AWARDS™
Global Mobile Film Awards™ is an Awards Ceremony, and not a film festival. GMFA is for mobile films which have already won awards in any film festival, such as traditional film festivals like Sundance, and mobile film festivals like IMFF. Details on the website.
MOBILIZESTORIES COMMUNITY NETWORK
MobilizeStories is a hashtag community with monthly contests, events and more. The International Mobile Film Festival has been a part of a growing global community of mobile filmmakers since inception in 2009. As such, we wanted to continue our support and give the community a place, both online and IRL, to connect, communicate, learn, share and support each other. IMFF is presenting events to inspire people of all ages to use their smartphone cameras to make films and videos to share their stories. It is giving the community opportunities to engage and be a part of our annual global film festival. #MobilizeStories continues to be a part of our mobile filmmaking presentations and workshops such as San Diego Comic-Con International 2018, Indy Shorts International Film Festival in Indianapolis and others. Use the hashtag #mobilizestories in social media to gain recognition and support.
Check out the website at www.MobilizeStories.com for all the details on how to be a part of it.
MobileChannel.TV is our Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel launched on Independence Day: Celebrating the Independence of filmmakers and video content creators.If you are a shooting your films and videos with your smartphone, we would like to include you in our network. Network Distribution is part of MFTV. We invite you to join MFTV as an opportunity to distribute your film online to all devices.
We decided to promote a very important cause that is taking place in just about, if not all, communities around the globe: Story Telling. Yes. Storytelling has been going on since the beginning of time. But today any person, whether a child, an elderly person, a homeless person, a college student or professional…can simply take their cell phone out of their pocket, and if it has a video camera and online access, share the story with the world.
Community Stories Program is Open to the World!
International Mobil Film Festival™ is opening its doors to the entire world to enter films shot on mobile phones, edited by any means, in order to showcase the films for recognition. We decided to make this category from our film festival into a featured program for the Mobile Film Resource Center.
Personal Community Story films are to bring awareness of the personal experiences involving communities around the globe as we are in such turmoil and economic chaos.
We really feel this venue platform needs to exist, and since we always think as innovators, we are opening our doors and our arms to these stories told by people who are right in the middle of it. You have to be a part of the community or culture whose story you are sharing through this program. We can train people who have never made a film to share their story using their smartphone's video camera.
We hope these stories will shed light to the heads of governments around the world to finally "feel" the experiences of people everywhere and make a positive impact by lobbying or literally creating and passing bills that truly bring empathy and happiness to our world.
If you are an organization or individual, school or company with a need to promote your community and culture through your own voice you have found your solution with this program available to everyone. We are creating a channel for community stories on our website and our Mobile Film Distribution Network Channel - MFTV. Your story can be a part of it and the world can be a part of your story from your own perspective.
The maximum length of a community story for this exclusive program should not exceed 15 minutes and the best stories are about 5 minutes long. All films to be shot with only mobile phones. Audio can be external. Editing does not have to be done on a phone. All stories must be told from someone within the community or culture and abide by copyright laws. These rules are exclusive to the program and are separate from our film festival competition category. However, all videos must be shot using mobile phones and be shot in the horizontal format.
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