Welcome to the 13th Edition of the International Mobile Film Festival

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Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego, California

2023 Awards

Official Contestants IMFF 2024: Ian Courtney | Sohibanoo Zolghadr | Rick Cerda | Felicia Fairley | Jonathan Lagudi & Laura Brogan Browne | Alexandra Guillossou | Hamid Khosravanipour | Daniel Michael Tomcik | RJ Baculo | Alexandre Belanger | Austin Giles | Erik Hogan | Ryan McDonald | Katerina Desyatova & Charley Stadler | Nora Le Guen | Mohammadreza Moghi | Péter Engelmann & Kata Domján | Michèle M Jedlicka | Dhwani Shah | Lucy Bond & Leo Mitchell | Marta Renzi | Ian Leer | Harry Valentine | Sacha Reyes | Monique Sorgen | Jimena Larraguivel | Réka Shikli | Sophia McDonald | Miguel Lopez de Leon | Vincenzo De Sio

Live Action Filmmaking with iPhones

Announcing this year’s Smartphone Live Action Filmmaking Workshop. We are truly honored that Joey Min and Stephanie Pham are coming from the east coast in New Jersey to share this incredible workshop.

Joey Min and Stephanie Pham are the founders of Art School Dropouts and their workshop will highlight their techniques for live action filmmaking. Their film, “No Budget Zorro” shot entirely with an iPhone will be showcased during the workshop. Stay tuned for exact day and time. The festival takes place April 26-28.

image promoting smartphone live filmmaking workshop at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April.

Celebrate mobile filmmaking with us during the last weekend in April every year!

The 13th annual International Mobile Film Festival celebrates the creativity and art of filmmaking with smartphone cameras. Founded in 2009, IMFF is the world’s first live event film festival dedicated to mobile phone movie making! Get inspired by amazing films shot with smartphones and make your own movie.

Immerse yourself in a world of creative art, watch award-winning films, network with like-minded filmmakers, and create a masterpiece of your own! Unleash your inner director and join us at IMFF in our beautiful San Diego venue by the bay.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience – attend the 13th annual IMFF and celebrate mobile filmmaking, April 26-28, 2024!

Festival theme 2024 for the International Mobile Film Festival’s 13th edition is Illuminate.

Want to get in front of our community?

Stay tuned to updates, don’t miss your chance to get tickets to attend. Limited space. April 26, 27 & 28, 2024 at Marina Village.

Special Guest Jed Brophy IMFF 2023: Special Presentation

Jed Brophy during the end of his presentation during an introduction to Dude Vader from sponsors Science Fiction Coalition. Photo by Susy Botello.
Sponsors Dude Vader (left) and Science Fiction Coalition with Jed Brophy (center) during the unique IMFF Red Carpet Extravaganza. Photo credit: Mario Sevilla.

Countries & States Represented During IMFF 2023: California, USA; Oregon, USA; Texas, USA; New York, USA; Indiana, USA; Ireland, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Russia, Australia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Canada, India, Spain, and China.


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Make Your Dream Movie Workshop with Levi Austin Morris, Allison Lobel (left) and Jamie Tobias (right).


Feature Films


Paralysis filmmaker Levi Austin Morris was in attendance with Allison Lobel and Jamie Tobias.

Left to right: Allison Lobel, Levi Austin Morris and Jamie Tobias. Photo by Susy Botello.

Desconocidas (Unknowns) filmmaker Luis Fernandez was in attendance with Mimi Lazo.

Luis Fernandez and Mimi Lazo with during Red Carpet Extravaganza with Thor and Dude Vader from sponsors Science Fiction Coalition. Photo by Joel Feria.

Short Films

Ricky Patrick attended IMFF 2023 from Los Angeles California
Ricky Patrick receives Certificate of Achievement during Awards Ceremony with Jed Brophy, Honorary Ambassador and Judge. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Ricky Patrick
Why Are We Here?
Rookie Award Film
Ricky Patrick is a multifaceted artist skilled in multiple visual and performance mediums. With his latest video he has tried to incorporate all of these skills from musicianship, to prop-building, costuming, visual art, and special effects work.

Matt Phillips attended IMFF 2023 from San Diego, California
Matt Phillips on during IMFF Red Carpet Extravaganza with Black Widow from sponsors Science Fiction Coalition. Photo by Joel Feria.

Matt Phillips
Customer Service Representative

Narrative Short Film
Matt Phillips lives in San Diego and has written five acclaimed noir novels including the ‘noir classic,’ Know Me from Smoke. His sixth novel, A Good Rush of Blood, will be published in November of 2023.

Erifili Davis attended IMFF 2023 from Dubbo, Australia.
Erifili Davis receives Certificate of Appreciation during the Awards Ceremony with Jed Brophy, Honorary Ambassador. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Erifili Davis
Fell Purpose
Narrative Short Film
Erifili’s love affair with story telling on-screen started at the age of four when her family bought their first television. Having come into filmmaking later in life, she has been involved in the production of over ten short form projects and is currently in development of her first feature film.

Jason Rivera, Music Composer for Help Wanted, by Conor Geary, attended IMFF 2023 from Los Angeles, California.
Jason Rivera was “touched” by Dude Vader from sponsors Science Fiction Coalition during the Red Carpet Extravaganza. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Jason Rivera, Music Composer
Help Wanted
Narrative Short Film
Jason Rivera is a Puerto Rican, Los Angeles-based composer and multi-instrumentalist. In 2021, a project he scored, “Disarming Microaggressions,” won three Telly Awards.

Jason composed the music for Help Wanted, and is representing filmmaker Conor Geary.

Monique Gall attended IMFF 2023 from Los Angeles, California with Rome Gall, Tamor Lewis and Nate Anderson.
Monique and Rome Gall during Red Carpet Extravaganza with Black Widow from sponsors Science Fiction Coalition. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Monique Lea-Gall
Me vs Me
Narrative Short Film
Writer, Producer, Actress
Monique Lea-Gall’s passion is to create strong action leading roles for women of color. You can catch Monique acting in major television shows and film. She’s the writer producer and lead actress in Me vs Me film.

Rome Gall – Producer, Actor
Rome Gall comedian extraordinaire and producer, actor in Me vs Me film.

Nate Anderson – Production Assistant
Nathanael Anderson an entrepreneur with a passion for art and design. Production Assistant in Me vs Me Film.

Tamor Lewis – Editor
Tamor Lewis is a video editor born and raised in LA, with hopes of making his hobby a full time job. Tamor is the editor for Me Vs Me film. 

Klaudia Kovacs attended IMFF 2023 from Los Angeles, California.
Klaudia Kovacs and Shellsy Malveaux meet during Kick Off Meet and Greet. Photo by Susy Botello.

Klaudia Kovács
Brown Paper Bag
Narrative Short Film
Oscar contestant in “Best Documentary,” Klaudia Kovács, is a multi-award-winning Film & Theater Director based in Hollywood, California. Klaudia has garnered 37 awards and accolades so far and she’s known for her film, TORN FROM THE FLAG, an 8-time award-winning picture about the Cold War and the decline of Communism.

Bradley L. Read
Bradley L. Read is a composer/musician who spent his teenage years studying classical piano. After graduating from art school he played in fusion groups for many years. He now composes and records for film projects.

Jasper Capalad attended IMFF 2023 from Los Angeles, California.
Jasper Capalad (huge Spider-Man fan) with Spider-Man from Sponsors Science Fiction Coalition during Red Carpet Extravaganza. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Jasper Capalad
The Shot
Narrative Short Film
Jasper Capalad is a filmmaker/musician based in San Diego and Los Angeles. Capalad primarily uses his iPhone 13 Pro to shoot his projects!

Aaron Lindenthaler receives Certificate of Achievement during Awards Ceremony with Honorary Ambassador, Jed Brophy. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Aaron Lindenthaler
Retro 5

Narrative Short Film
Filmmaker from Pasadena California.

The Rookies

Erica “ET” Taylor, Shellsy Malveaux and Carla Lyles attended IMFF 2023 from Houston Texas.
Erica “ET” Taylor, Shellsy Malveaux and Carla Lyles on the IMFF Red Carpet with Science Fiction sponsor cosplayer Tracy as Age of Ultron Scarlett Witch. Photo by Mario Sevilla.

Erica Taylor
Coming Home
Rookie Award Film
Erica “ET” Taylor is a visual storyteller from Houston, TX. She is the founder of Rebel Moon Creative, LLC – a production company that helps small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and organizations connect their brand’s story with their community through visual storytelling.

Shellsy Malveaux
Shellsy Malveaux is the event and creative curator of Unconventional Spaces, a creative production agency based in Houston, Texas. She’s a community advocate/mental wellness ambassador of creating safe spaces for the unseen and underserved communities.

Carla Lyles
Carla Lyles is a community leader, designer and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas.

The SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking has been promoting the festival and interviewing some of the festival participants since 2017.

Podcast Logo red headphones SBP logo in the middle with words Podcast Mobile Filmmaking above sbp logo. Caricature of Susy Botello holding phone sideways smiling. Along the bottom words: SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Hosted by Susy Botello

San Diego’s IMFF is an IMDb qualifying Film Festival since 2016 and a GOLD Member Film Festival on

In studio coverage April 23, 2019 – CBS8 News:

Watch the news segment!
Photo: Filmmaker Anthony De La Cruz interviewed on red carpet by founder Susy Botello. IMFF 2016. Photo credit: Rick Raney.
ProductionHUB shares our story on their website. Photo credit: 656 Photography.

Meet the judges

We’re honored and grateful to the judges for IMFF 2023.

Judge Panels IMFF 2023


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