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MFF2018 takes place in San Diego, California on April 28 & 29, 2018.

If you would like to be a participant click below to read the rules. If you would like to sponsor, we urge you to contact us. IMFF2017 brought filmmakers from Canada, Australia, Chile and Germany to San Diego. Plans are underway for IMFF2018 and every year our film festival grows. "The red carpet is in your pocket!™"


The Sixth Annual International Mobile Film Festival #MFF2017SanDiego took place at Marina Village Conference Center on April 28, 29 & 30, 2017.

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Congratulations to everyone and to all the filmmakers who made it out to take part in San Diego, “America’s Finest City!”

Best Mobile Feature Film
Mithran Maharajan
Javier Augusto Nunez
Canada/San Diego
Key Cast
Avaah Blackwell

First Prize Mobile Short Film
Christopher Stollery
No Budget

Second Prize
Aris Tyros
How I Became a Movie Theatre Murderer

Third Prize
Adrian Jeffs
Good Day To Die

Golden Award
Mickey Harrison
San Diego

Youth Award
Miranda Mullings (11 years old)
San Diego
The Bullying Problem

Congratulations to everyone and a huge thank you to our sponsors:
Red Giant, FilmConvert, David Menna, San Diego Real Estate Veterans, SpeedPro Imaging Greater San Diego, Williams Production Company. We also appreciate Supply Co for providing really awesome branded shirts.

A big thank you to Star Wars Steampunk Universe and Hall H Show for making the red carpet an awesome experience! We look forward to sharing a podcast by Hall H recorded during the festival - coming soon!

Thanks to the judges, our ambassadors and our photographer and Marina Village Conference Center! We could not have done it without you!

We really appreciate everyone who came out to be a part of our film festival this year, including our featured speaker Mike Pina of ColumnSpace.


About Us

A platform for mobile film story tellers from everywhere in the world is in San Diego giving a voice to the individual through the technology available to almost anyone anywhere in the world: Mobile cell and Smartphones.

Your sponsorship would enable these programs to thrive and provide a global program where everyone has a voice through film and the novice and professional filmmakers around the world can get a foot into the door of the film industry by showcasing their skills and talents by using their phones' cameras to capture their footage. We open the door to the world of filmmaking through the creativity of the technology in mobile phones.



IMFF 2018 Sponsors: 

 RG long  Film Convert    SpeedProGreaterSD



Our Mission

The purpose of our mobile film festival is not only to create interest and spark creativity in people of all ages with limited income or resources, but to actually inspire creative filmmakers to live to their potential and realize the opportunity to fulfill their dream. ​The International Mobil Film Festival™ is for everyone! All ages welcome.

Imagine that you are on the red carpet in our film festival with a famous director like Steven Spielberg who shot a film with a mobile phone as well! We provide a venue for all humans to make a mobile film regardless of experience. This is an equal arena for all filmmakers all around the world, famous and not so famous alike. The competition is on! This is your time to shine on the red carpet! All things being equal...




The following filmmakers have made it to San Diego's International Mobile Film Festival. Their films were screened during our film festival on a big screen and a number of them attended the event in San Diego to take part in a Mobile Filmmaking workshop presentation by Mobile Film School (non-accredited), Q&A Panel & Red Carpet Awards Ceremony. Many photos are on our Facebook page.

Javier Augusto Nunez & Mithran Maharajan
Jose Marquez
Péter Vadócz
Anthony De La Cruz
Mickey Harrison
Miranda June Mullings
Confluence India Films
Shadow Eaton
Stefano pelleriti
Brian Hennings
Laurence Rosier Staines
Mayte Richter & Cadeu

Hristina Belousova
Ben Garfield
Eli Navarro
Michel Kharoubi
Vanessa Vox
Rhea Danielle
Salome Tkebuchava
Jaime Flores
Rafael Fort Gomez
Mustapha Benghernaout
Adrian Jeffs



Beraat Gökkuş 

Giulia Baita
Robert Fitzhugh
Haisam Abdelhamed
Christopher Stollery
Tommaso Acquarone
David Nanto
Melissa Brattoni
Nacho Recio
Sven D.
Aris Tyros
Claudinho Andrés

Leonor Suarez




Founding Members are SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest in Australia & Heartland Film Festival in Indiana. Winners from the members of GMFA will be elligible for a free nomination into the Global Mobile Film Awards™. 

GMFA logo Final

Global Mobile Film Awards™

Nominations from IMFF2017

Are you inspired yet? 

Watch a couple of awesome films from Conrad Mess shot with iPhones! The Fixer and The Other Side


Back in Time

Check out some films from previous festivals below.

Captain Justice (Capitan Justicia) - David Muñoz from Barcelona, Spain shot this fun superhero movie with both the iPhone 4 & Sony Ericsson Xperia. 

Wow Mom - RoseAnn Votel Sky and her children, from San Diego, California star in this short film shot with an iPhone 4, edited on iMovie and with audio created using GarageBand. Read about how it was made from a Mom's perspective! Mom and Kids Walk the Red Carpet in San DIego

The Girl with the Red Balloon - Nathalie Giraud & Timothée Corteggiani from Paris, France shot this short film with an iPhone 4S.

Trapped! - Gregory W. Armstrong & Alise Anderson from Berkley, California shot their film with an iPhone 4s and also used iMovie and GarageBand to complete their production. Alise created the characters in the film as well!

Normal Wheels - Milad Kasaian from Tehran, Iran shot this film with a Samsung Galaxy S4. It was a big hit during one of our festivals and very creative. 

Glen Etive - Laura Birek from Los Angeles, California shot this film using an iPhone 5 and proves magic is real.