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Exciting News

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

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Actor Jed Brophy, best known for Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit will be in San Diego for the International Mobile Film Festival in April.

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy, who is best known for The Lord Of The Rings; The Hobbit; King Kong; District 9; and other recognizable films, will be in San Diego for the 9th Annual International Mobile Film Festival in April 2020. Mr. Brophy comes to San Diego as Guest of Honor representing the viral film, Blue Moon.

International Mobile Film Festival San Diego Red Carpet

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Storytelling is all of us. We are all empowered by stories. You can inspire others and you can inspire yourself through storytelling. You can connect with people you have never met through your stories. Who is telling your story? It should be you, right? 

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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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.

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.