Years running: 9 (since 2012)

International Mobil Film Festival

International Cell Phone Film Festival.


Ever wanted to be in the movies or in the movie-making industry? Our mobile phone film festival is your way in the door, whether you're an actress or an international filmmaker. When you enter our film festival, you receive a seal, an official logo, and promotional items. Prizes will also be announced later. Submit your mobile media film for the chance to walk on our red carpet! All you need is your mobile phone!


  • Main Category: This is where all films go if you have not picked a category;
  • Ultimate Mobile Category: This category is especially for you if you are also editing your film on your cell phone;
  • Community Stories: Our community stories category is perfect for youth, kids and documentarians as well as just about anyone;
  • Cinematic Film: A film that is aimed at cinematic qualities in both story-telling and aesthetic qualities;
  • Journalism & Current Events: We hope to encourage journalists to use their cell phones to tell their stories;
  • Youth Talent (Schools may contact us for special programs). Our youth talent category is where all sorts of different creative youth films can be entered.


Prizes will also be announced later.


  • Film must be shot with a mobile phone. All other production equipment, lights, cranes, dollies, etc. are allowed.
  • One Entry per Filmmaker Only. 
  • Short Film Competition - 00:60 seconds (1 minute) to 05:00 minutes including credits. Feature Mobile Film Competition - 40 minutes to 80 minutes total including intro and end credits.
  • Automatic editing apps are not allowed. The only apps you may use are video editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Splice, etc. on your phone or computer. These typses of apps do not create your movie for you.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
San Diego, California

Official website



1228 University Avenue
Suite 200-30
San Diego, CA 92103
United States


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 19, 2019
  • Mobile Features Deadline
    October 19, 2019
  • Mobile Shorts Deadline
    November 19, 2019
  • Notifications
    April 01, 2020
  • Event dates
    25 — 26 April 2020
Categories & Fees

00:60 seconds to 05:00 minutes including credits.

  • Mobile Features Deadline — $15
  • Mobile Shorts Deadline — $15

Must be between at least 40 minutes & 80 minutes only.

  • Mobile Features Deadline — $40
  • Mobile Shorts Deadline — $40
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