The seventh annual International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego is OPEN for submissions! Don't miss your chance to be a part of it! Two competitions: Mobile Short Film (1-5min) & Mobile Feature Film (40-80min) bring smartphone shot films from around the world to San Diego where they are showcased on a big screen complete with filmmakers from around the world participating in a Q&A and a red carpet awards ceremony. The winners of #MFF2018SanDiego will have a chance for a free nomination to the Oscar's of mobile film, Global Mobile Film Awards™. Submit your film before it's too late! All ages welcome! One film per filmmaker. Rules apply.

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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.