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CALL FOR FILMS! #MFF2019SanDiego call for films opens June 19 for both Shorts and Features competitions. Shorts deadline is 11/19/18 & Features deadline is 10/19/18. New Rules this year! READ ALL THE RULES before you Submit on FilmFreeway! New Category for IMFF 2019: Cosplay! 


First place winner Brian Hennings' film Focus was nominated for Global Mobile Film Awards™ for Best Cinematography and Third Place winner Narelle Nash's film The Actor was nominated for Global Mobile Film Awards™ Best Comedy. More info

TICKETS for #MFF2018SanDiego are now on sale!

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VENUE Address: Marina Village Conference Center 1936 Quivira Way, Room E1, San Diego, CA 92109

Dates and Times: Saturday, 11AM - 9PM | Sunday, 11:30AM - 8PM

Special VIP Guest Speaker Tim Russ known for his role as Star Trek: Voyager's "Tuvok" will be a part of a lecture and available for a Q&A Session with filmmakers and attendees. Mr. Russ is an actor in Brian McLane's feature-length film shot with an iPhone special screening

Special Screening TIM RUSS

The seventh annual official International Mobile Film Festival takes place April 28 & 29, 2018 at the Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego. Don't miss your chance to be a part of it! Watch films, meet filmmakers from around the world participating in a Q&A and a red carpet awards ceremony. Winning films of #MFF2018SanDiego will have a chance for a free nomination to the "Oscars" of the mobile film industry: Global Mobile Film Awards™. All ages welcome to our film festival! Get more details.


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Smartphone Filmmaking Panel | Friday, July 21, 2017 at #SDCC2017

Mobile Filmmaking is becoming the next big thing! You have heard of movies which used smartphone cameras to shoot but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using a smartphone from your own back pocket! Smartphone cameras now have the capability of shooting 4K - Which makes mobile filmmaking now a possibility to be taken seriously.

Meet the Founder of The International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Susan Botello (S. Botello Productions) and San Diego Mobile Filmmaker Anthony De La Cruz to share with you the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother more professional look? Do you need a million dollars?

We will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Let us inspire you to make movies, documentaries, promos, music videos and just about any films that all can be done using your smartphone as a camera! Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. We will also present MFF2014 winning film Captain Justice by David Muñoz and Star Wars Steampunk Universe, IMFF 2017 featured mobile film by Hot Nerd Girl of Star Wars Steampunk Universe.

Bring your smartphones and we’ll share the world of mobile filmmaking with you! Be inspired by your superpower for storytelling using your smartphone camera!

International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego #MFF2017SanDiego took place April 28-30, 2017


6th Annual International Mobil Film Festival™ is San Diego's Global Smartphone Film Festival. One of the first, if not the only, film festival of it's kind!

This year's film festival took place at Marina Village and included many attending filmmakers from different countries along with a show on the red carpet including Star Wars Steampunk Universe and interviews of attending filmmakers for a podcast by Hall H Show. Our Mobile Shorts Competition had a new sibling this year, the NEW Mobile Feature Films competition!

Read a bit about a lot that happened during #MFF2017SanDiego and be a part of the most social film festival you've experienced in 2018. Who knows? Maybe you will be inspired to make a film using your smartphone and get your foot in the door of the filmmaking industry.