Mobile Film Events

Since 2009 our events and Social Media provide opportunities to connect and join our global community of Mobile Filmmakers!

Our events connect people globally, and locally through mobile film & video. We provide oppportunities to be a part of the coolest way to share stories all around the world.

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July 20, 2022


We welcome a new member to the SBP Team! Our new Lead Youth Brand Ambassador Quinn Friedman, to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego! 

Welcome Quinn! We are thrilled and inspired by your passion for mobile filmmaking. We look forward to sharing the vision through your perspective for the future of smartphone filmmaking.


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JULY 21-24, 2022

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Photo credit: Shot on iPhone 2016 SDCC by Susy Botello, with permission.

If you are a mobile smartphone filmmaker then we hope to see you there! We'll be cruising around the Great Halls of Geekdom! *Sang to the tune of Top Gun's Great Balls of Fire! Yes, that version! 

If you're following us on Instagram @MobileFilmSD or on Twitter @MobileFilmSD you can message us. We normally answer to emails, but we know when you're mobile this is the best way. We'll do our best to respond and let you know where we are in case you are near by. 


12th Edition 2023: OPEN CALL FOR FILMS, NOW OPEN

Three mobile smartphone film competitions: Short Film (3-10 minutes), Feature Film (40-120 minutes) and the Rookie Competition (1-5 minutes). 10% aerial drone footage maximum. No other mobile device camera allowed. Rules  

NEW! More opportunities to connect with the community. Submit to the Screenplay Competition and Smartphone Photo Contest: "Frame A Story" with one photo.


The in-person 11th Annual Edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California took place April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 at the beautiful Marina Village. Watch the event video!

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The winners have been announced and are listed on the awards page. Congratulations to everyone! They deserve accoloades for their accomplishment. The program online has been updated to reflect the winning films and lists the awardees.


SPONSOR NEWS: We are happy to announce that some of our sponsors have confirmed their sponsorship of IMFF 2023 which is scheduled, as always, for the last weekend in April 2023: April 28, 29 & 30. Thank you to FilmConvert, Swords and Circuitry Studios, Star Wars Steampunk Universe, and ProductionHUB. We'll be adding more as we move forward and begin to organize a fantastic 12th annual edition #MFF2023SanDiego!


Welcome ProductionHUB!

We welcome ProductionHUB as an Event Media Sponsor for 2022 & 2023. Their mission is to connect businesses with creative professionals to create content.  Find out more about them on our Collaborators and Sponsors page.


March 2022: Program SNEAK PEEK now available! 

Our newest sponsor: Check out the Hall H Show Podcast is dedicated to giving some of our favorite pop culture and comic book creators (artists, illustrators, writers, cosplayers, movie makers, fellow bloggers and podcasters, etc.) an opportunity to tell their story.

We welcome a new sponsor: Kid Comics by Keithan Jones in San Diego, California. "KID stands for "The Kid In You Never Dies". It represents the company's philosophy that we all hold our childhood dreams and inspirations deep within us forever." Read more on their website.

We have confirmed a mobile filmmaking workshop and attending filmmakers. We are super excited to bring our in-person event back after two years of online festivals. It's going to be lots of fun! Space is filling up fast so be sure to RSVP using the contact form from the website menu. If you are an attendee, be sure to RSVP to be the among the first to receive access to tickets!

Check out the official selections! Feature and Short Filmmakers are now complete. Six feature and 25 shorts will officially screen during IMFF 2022 and compete for trophy awards.

Four Rookie Award category films, which will showcase in the festival outside the competition, have been nominated!

Find out more about the judges and their panels for the Feature Film Competition and Short Film Competition. Judges 2022




BIG NEWS Upon launching our 11th annual film submissions!

Since it launched in 2009, IMFF based in San Diego has only accepted films shot with smartphones. Coming out of the pandemic, it transforms itself. Learn more.


Check out our cool brand merchandise available to inspire you and your friends to share stories making films and videos with your smartphone cameras. We launched our store June 12, 2021 at the request of many in our community. Read our welcome message.

DID YOU KNOW? The SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is listed on the largest database for movies, IMDb!


Welcoming our newest Brand Ambassador for our team at S. Botello Productions™! Rich Vizor is based in London, England. He brings his extensive media corporate knowledge and business skills to the team of ambassadors for SBP including the International Mobile Film Festival! 


World's First Video Streaming Service for Smartphone Films and Videos:

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On September 8, 2020 SBP launched the first Video Streaming Service for Smartphone Films and Videos introducing film distribution and video streaming service for mobile filmmakers to earn revenue through their films. A PPV platform with an open space to collaborate and connect, "is the best platform for smartphone filmmakers to gain global recognition and increase their earnings,” said Conrad Mess, the most awarded iPhone filmmaker throughout the industry.

NEW! How To Get Noticed As A Mobile Filmmaker

Read more on our press release.


Please support our efforts to raise the bar on mobile film and provide this unique event in San Diego. 

We have category suggestions for you. We accept all genres including experimental but we have set up some specific categories to inspire you. Check them out!

New Category for #MFF2021: Inspired by award winning filmmaker for IMFF 2020 Jamiel Laurence we introduce Screendance!

Watch the VIRTUAL #MFF2020SanDiego April 25 at 1pm, then come back April 26 to watch the awards show! 

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IMFF is a Gold Member Film Festival on 


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