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April 27 & 28, 2019

San Diego, California 

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Amazing film festival. Excellent communication in the lead-up. If you're lucky enough to attend, organizer Susy Botello will go out of her way to make sure you have the best film festival experience you could ever expect. Features include great workshops, taking part in filmmaker Q&As, and ample networking opportunities. Susy is a true champion of the smartphone filmmaking community. Don't hesitate to enter! - May 2018 Brian Hennings

This is the best film festival I ever attended in person. 
Film makers are well treated. 
Susy is a great human being. 
Everyone are super friendly. 
I had a blast attending the film festival screening and award functions. 
RED CARPET treatment of filmmakers is a grand finale! - May 2018 Prakash Natarajan

Simply the best. Festival Director Susy goes above and beyond to make filmmakers feels special and valued. Highly recommend this film festival. Attended the weekend long festival in April in San Diego which included screenings, workshops/lectures and a red carpet award ceremony. Will forever remember the experience and taking home third place for my film 'The Actor', many thanks! - May 2018 Narelle Nash


Want to support people of all ages all over the world? We provide a platform and a voice to mobile filmmakers. If you would like to sponsor, we urge you to contact us.

Every year our film festival grows. Our slogan is The red carpet is in your pocket!™

We are pioneers in the mobile film industry helping people of all ages, from many places around the world realize dreams since 2009 from a vision after 9/11.


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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 platform where everyone has a voice through film and the novice and experienced 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. 

The world's official 8th Annual International Mobile Film Festival is a pioneer in the smartphone filmmaking industry. Only films shot with mobile phones qualify to participate in our film festival. 

Meet filmmakers from all over the world celebrating their smartphone films as we present them on a big screen, they participate in Q&A Sessions, walk the red carpet during the Awards Ceremony and network. IMFF 2018 Program.


Watch a Q & A with Brian McLane whose feature length film was presented at #MFF2018SanDiego with actor Tim Russ aka Lieutenant Commander Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager. 



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IMFF 2018 filmmakers on red carpet. Pictured bottom left: Seth Dacio,  Prakash Gandhi Natarajan right. Top left to right: Chuck Copeland, Brian Hennings, Narelle Nash (winners), Anthony Bradley, Pamela Bradley & Miranda J. Mullings. Photo credit: Dean Curry Photography


Listen to the Roundtable Podcast with some of the attending filmmakers recorded at #MFF2018SanDiego.


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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...


Congratulations to Winners from #MFF2018SanDiego!

Some winners of #MFF2018SanDiego received nominations for the Global Mobile Film Awards™ 2018


The "Oscars" of the mobile film industry, Global Mobile Film Awards™ takes place online November & December with a show and awards ceremony.

GMFA Members for 2018 are Heartland Films' Indy Shorts International Film Festival, Indianapolis, Indiana | Cinephone International Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain | SF3 Smartphone Flick Fest, Sydney, Australia | International Mobile Film Festival, San Diego, California

Nominees to GMFA by IMFF 2018:

Focus - Nominated for Best Cinematography by Brian Hennings from Perth, Australia

The Actor - Nominated for Best Comedy by Narelle Nash from Sydney, Australia


INTERNATIONAL MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 took place in San Diego on April 28 & 29, 2018   




Judges for MFF2019SanDiego will be announced soon!

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Back in Time

Check out some films from previous festivals below.


Featured Play List 


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.