Mobile Blockbuster Film Festival


MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival is the 1st in Kazakhstan International festival of movies captured on smartphone. In 2020 the Festival was held in online-format. 

In uncertain conditions after quarantine and closed borders the organisers give people a chance to find self-fulfillment.

The mission of Mobile Blockbuster film festival is to direct people's energy into positive growth & development & help participants to create unique content. 



  • Best actress
  • Best actor
  • Vertical video (up to 1 min)
  • People’s Choice (Award for the biggest number of ‘likes’ at the Festival’s YouTube channel)
  • Best movie (1-12 mins)


  • Best movie (1-12 mins) will receive main prize - 500$ (gross);
  • Vertical video (up to 1 min) - 300$ (gross);
  • Best actress - 100$ (gross);
  • Best actor - 100$ (gross);
  • People's Choice - TBD. 

All winners will be also awarded by a statuette and diploma.


01. Participants should be persons over 18 years of age. That is all we ask. We do not want to limit participants by their income, race, ethnicity, gender or anything else.

02. Topic of movies: ‘Spirit of Freedom’.

The plot, genre and form of expression within the participation are not limited.

03. Applications submission period: September 1-30, 2021 (inclusive).

04. Participation in the Festival is free of charge.

05. The videos which contain open propaganda of violence, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pornographic, religious, extremist videos, as well as contrary to general human norms and principles WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

06. Videos can only be recorded (!) on a smartphone or tablet in Full HD format. Maximum 10% of the total duration can be shot by drones or action camera. Any other production equipment is allowed, such as: lights, cranes, trolleys, etc.

07. Videos must be cinematic in nature. Good quality and high resolution 1080p, and look good on the big screen. Allowed formats: mp4 (h264), mov, mkv, wmv, avi.

08. Participant can send one or several videos by filling out a new registration form for each of them, which will be considered as a separate entry.

09. Application form (indicated by the list in the body of the letter):

● Name of the author or team name

● Country & city of living of the author

● Name of participants (actor, operator, etc.)

● Contact information of the author: phone, email, link to social network (Facebook, Instagram)

● Movie title

● Movie category

● Brand of the mobile phone on which the shooting was conducted

10. The video should be uploaded to the file hosting service. After that the link should be sent to the following e-mail:

11. Authors may use post-production software for visual or sound effects. 

12. Videos can be of different types. 

*For the details, please refer to 'Categories' section.

13. The award ceremony will be held on October, 15, 2021. The format & time: please  check our official web-site & social closer to the date. 

All videos will be uploaded to the Festival's YouTube-channel. 

14. All applications should be unique. The authors should be the only owners of their movies rights. They should not infrige other authors rights. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers


  • President of the Jury: Alisher Utev, Kazakhstan 
    Film director, screenwriter, producer (movies 'Business in the Kazakh style’, ‘Brother or Marriage 1, 2’, ‘Serjan Man’ and others), Kazakhstan
  • Dmitriy Kiriyenko, commercial director of 'Chaplin Cinemas' cinemas network, Kazakhstan
  • Almira Tursyn, actress, Kazakhstan 
  • Maxim Borissov, co-founder of  ‘YOLO’ TikTok-house, Kazakhstan
  • Gulbakhor Khassanova, producer, founder of Kazakhstan media academy, Kazakhstan
  • Arthur Mikheev, film director, cameraman, Russia 
  • Mohammadreza Keshavarz , film director, screenwriter, VFX consultant, editor, Iran


Dmitriy Bainazarov
Several times participant of international festivals of mobile movies, screenwriter, film director, producer

Olessya Kolesnichenko
Producer, PR
Specialist in PR&marketing, MBA, business trainer, author of the book about PR in Central Asia



Almaty (online/offline)

Official Website


Phone: +7-701-724-92-58

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 01, 2021
  • Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Notifications
    October 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    1 September — 15 October 2021
Categories & Fees

video’s duration up to 1 minute

  • Deadline — free

video’s duration 1-12 minutes

  • Deadline — free
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