Mobile Filmmaking news from S. Botello Productions™. We'll occasionally share updates and other important news affecting the mobile film & video community in general. 

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LATEST ARTICLE: July 15, 2022

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Shooting Feature Films with Smartphones and Distribution

We’re at the cusp of a big shift as creators and consumers. Traditionally, movie audiences demand great stories and great quality production. This is true for theater and online streaming. READ ARTICLE


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They connected and made new friends which they really appreciated in such a niche industry! 

"Did you have fun?" founder Susy Botello asked at the closing of each day of the festival. "A blast!" Several shouted as they walked out of the room into the beautiful marina. 

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We are stoked to come out to attend San Diego's Comic-Con International 2022! Taking place July 21-24, it's the biggest event of the year!

Guess who will be there ready to inspire you to make movies with smartphone cameras, share stories, show you some tips and tricks and more. Have you filmed movies with your smartphone camera? Connect with Susy Botello, founder of the festival and host of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking.

We've not been able to get into any panels this year but Susy is attending and sharing her passion with all attendees inside and outside the convention.

Susy Botello is a Mobile Film Advocate & Podcaster: Susy is passionate about storytelling and film. She's a pioneer, an avid speaker, and storyteller spreading the message of the mobile smartphone film community worldwide.

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Three years ago, almost to the day, we were celebrating IMFF 2019 in beautiful San Diego. Filmmakers from around the world and around the U.S. came to celebrate storytelling making movies with smartphone cameras. Jump through many hoops, seriously, and here we are again! The 11th edition #MFF2022SanDiego arrives with our first in-person film festival since that dreadful day in March when our state shut down in person events because of the pandemic. Are you ready now? 

Join attendees and filmmakers during the 11th edition of the San Diego International Mobile Film Festival April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 to learn mobile iPhone filmmaking with the multi award winning mobile feature filmmakers Ryan and Brandie McDonald.

Judge Panels IMFF 2022

Our Judging Panels are comprised of industry professionals. Great care was taken to select the judges for 2022's 11th Edition and the newly transformed International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California. This year's theme is...Stay Tuned!