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Announcing new sponsors for #MFF2019SanDiego!

We are honored for new sponsors for the 8th edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. 

Indiana Filmmakers Network and HallH Show are the newest sponsors to the film festival this year. 

Other sponsors include: Swords & Circuitry Studios and Uncharted Regions, Red Giant, FilmConvert, BlackBox Global & Grip & Shoot.

You are invited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary since launch of the International Mobile Film Festival April 27 & 28 in San Diego! The theme of IMFF 2019 is STORIES!

Watch short and feature length films all shot with smartphones. Meet filmmakers from around the world in person, network and connect with global pioneers in the popular and growing mobile filmmaking global culture! Attend moving presentations from Special Guest Speakers coming from United Kingdom and Missouri. Meet the winner of the Best Experimental film 2018 from Global Mobile Film Awards™ coming from Italy. Lean how to make films and videos using your own smartphone during workshop presentations. Celebrate the gift to storytelling that is film and video using smartphones in a genuine international event in America's Finest City!

Free Parking. Stay tuned for tickets. 

Mobile Filmmakers from #MFF2019SanDiego send their greetings in anticipation of April 27 & 28! 


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Submissions for the Short Mobile Film competition end at Midnight, November 19, 2018 (PST). All official selections will screen at #MFF1019SanDiego on April 27-28, 2019 where filmmakers and attendees will share an exciting experience celebrating mobile filmmaking with Q&A panels & presentations from filmmakers, featured filmmakers and speakers. A red carpet experience followed by an awards ceremony and workshop will also take place, as is tradition. Don't miss the deadline to be a part of the official International Mobile Film Festival in America's Finest City!

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Global Mobile Film Awards™ presents the GMFAwards Show and Awards Ceremony with #MFF2018SanDiego nominees in November & December! Stay tuned for exact dates! Congratulations to Brian Hennings nominated for Best Cinematography and Narelle Nash nominated for Best Comedy! 

New collaborative film festival from Russia MobileFilmmaker International Festival inspired by winning IMFF 2014, Maxim Mussel created a film festival for mobile filmmakers!

The next Connect & Meet Up San Diego Mobile Smartphone Filmmaking & Video Event is already scheduled. Will you be a part of it? Check the date and details to join us as we present these inspiring events and the #MobilizeStories Community grows! 

International Mobile Film Festival presents Connect & Meet Up San Diego Mobile Smartphone Filmmaking & Video Event with #MobilizeStories Community Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm at our office address. Free with RSVP required. Get the details!

Join Susy Botello, guest speaker with the #MobilizeStories Community Tuesday, July 10 at 6PM in San Diego Filmmakers talking about Mobile Filmmaking: Making Cell Phone Videos - Everyone Should Do It! 

Location: 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123

Are you going to San Diego's Comic-Con International SDCC2018? Our Mobile Filmmaking Panel will be taking place Friday, July 20 1-2PM. We will have a prize giveaway at the end of the panel. If you are a member of the #MobilizeStories Community, be sure to sit upfront!

Susy Botello, host of SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ will be a guest panelist on Swords & Cicuitry's Panel "Heroes At the Mic" as part of San Diego Comic-Con International SDCC2018 on Thursday, July 19 from Noon-1PM at the San Diego Library Neil Morgan Auditorium.

*Badge Needed for both panels at SDCC.

Are you in Indianapolis July 26-29? Check out IndyShorts by Heartland Films and join Susy Botello in a Mobile Filmmaking Workshop for all ages on July 28 at 11AM. We'll be recruiting members for the #MobilizeStories Community movement and empowering everyone how to make films using smartphone cameras. Join on Facebook!

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! 

Global Mobile Film Awards™ IMFF2018 Nominees: 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

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.



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.