MFF2016 red carpetSubmissions for #MFF2017 are currently closed. Please check our website for rules and details. All films must be shot with only mobile phones. Smartphone filmmaking can make you a global star filmmaker!


MFF2017 added a new separate competition to our film festival. Beginning with MFF2017, we will select a total of 5 mobile "feature" length films and choose one winner to give a special trophy award to one winning filmmaker of what will be an annual addition to our international mobile film festival in San Diego. All the films must be shot with a mobile phone as the camera. Same rules as our traditional festivals apply (see below). The only difference is the length of the films. All five films to compete will be limited to no less than 20 minutes and no more than 60 minutes in length.

We are looking for cinematic films with production quality. Movies and documentaries must be exceptional, experimental and visual art films may not make it, but if it's exceptional it's worth trying. There are examples of mobile films which possess great quality. The challenge is to share a great story in a great way.

We are one of the few film festivals exclusively for anyone of any age, anywhere in the world who uses a mobile phone ONLY to shoot their films. All shorts are between 1 and 5 minutes in length. Our first year 1 and 3 minutes. After five years, we feel the time has come to challenge you to be the first feature filmmaker to win during International Mobil Film Festival™ in San Diego with a mobile feature film or feature mobile film.

Happy filming! The rules and details are on our website. You need to know them.

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