Mobile Filmmaking news from S. Botello Productions™ concerning our programs, events & community. We will occasionally share updates and other important news affecting the mobile film & video community in general. 

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Film Daily News: The International Mobile Film Festival: Embracing smartphone creators by Frankie Stein | Jan 23, 2020

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It is an honor for us to include the two principal actors and stars of the viral feature length film, Blue Moon, shot with iPhone in New Zealand, Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow as Ambassadors to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego.

Great news!

We are going back to Comic-Con International in San Diego to present Mobile Filmmaking. This is our fourth year and we are really excited to go back again this year. Last year’s presentation was incredible. Full room with very enthusiastic attendees, much fun and interaction. You must have a badge to attend. Join us on the Facebook Event to stay up-to-date. Please note the location and time of our presentation on Saturday, July 20.

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What are you doing with your phone lately?

Everyday, you use your phone to share your stories on social media in one way or another. You are either taking pictures or capturing video. So when was the last time you checked email on your phone? You are still texting and making calls, using messaging apps and playing games and music, listening to podcasts…but what about taking your stories to another level? The same level as the pros in Hollywood take it?

Whether you are a filmmaker, a video blogger or Vlogger, a YouTuber, or a self branding guru, you know you can never get enough of all the news and trends happening with video and smartphone cameras. It's an ever evolving industry. 

The cheers were heard throughout San Diego’s Marina Village during the International Mobile Film Festival’s 8th edition, April 27 & 28 at Marina Village Conference Center. 

IMFF 2019 Dates

In 2016, the International Mobile Film Festival announced a mobile feature film competition as an addition to the mobile short film competition. The first competition was for films shot with smartphones between 20 and 60 minutes long. The second year, the length was increased to official feature length between 40 and 90 minutes.