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International Mobile Film Festival



The Sixth Annual International Mobile Film Festival #MFF2017SanDiego April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Get your tickets before they are gone!

Venue: Marina Village Conference Center 

1936 Quivira Way, D8 San Diego, CA 92109


Friday, April 28th 2017 (6PM - 9PM): Opening Day! Meet & Greet at Landing Grille Restaurant at Marina Village. SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 29th 2017 (2PM - 9PM): Marina Village Conference Center - Film Festival Official Film Screenings & Mobile Filmmaking Workshop Presentation.

Sunday, April 30th 2017 (2PM - 7PM):Marina Village Conference Center - Film Festival Featured Presentations, Q&A Panel with attending filmmakers and Red Carpet Awards Ceremony.


A platform for mobile film story tellers from everywhere in the world is in San Diego giving a voice to the individual through the technology available to almost anyone anywhere in the world: Mobile cell and Smartphones.

Your sponsorship would enable these programs to thrive and provide a global program where everyone has a voice through film and the novice and professional filmmakers around the world can get a foot into the door of the film industry by showcasing their skills and talents by using their phones' cameras to capture their footage. We open the door to the world of filmmaking through the creativity of the technology in mobile phones.



We have some exciting guests for MFF2017 this year. Star Wars Steampunk Universe will be part of the red carpet event for the filmmakers. HallHShow will be interviewing filmmakers and participans for a special podcast which will be available after the festival. 

StarwarsSteampunkUniverse logo   Hall H Show Logo 

Join your friends on our Facebook Event pages:

Friday, April 28: Opening Day Event SOLD OUT | Saturday, April 29: Films Screening & Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop | Sunday, April 30: Q&A Panel, Features & Red Carpet Awards Ceremony


MFF2017 on TV News Station KUSI San Diego: Watch!


#MFF2017SanDiego Sponsors: 

 RG long  Film Convert  San Diego Real Estate Veterans Logo  Gerry Williams Logo 2016 copy


The purpose of our mobile film festival is not only to create interest and spark creativity in people of all ages with limited income or resources, but to actually inspire creative filmmakers to live to their potential and realize the opportunity to fulfill their dream. ​The International Mobil Film Festival™ is for everyone! All ages welcome.

Imagine that you are on the red carpet in our film festival with a famous director like Steven Spielberg who shot a film with a mobile phone as well! We provide a venue for all humans to make a mobile film regardless of experience. This is an equal arena for all filmmakers all around the world, famous and not so famous alike. The competition is on! This is your time to shine on the red carpet! All things being equal...


MFF2017 Judge Panel 

The list of judges for MFF2017 is now official. Their mission, which they have chosen to accept, is to view each film and rate them. The winners will be announced on Sunday, April 30th in the evening during the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony in San Diego.



The following filmmakers have made it to San Diego's International Mobile Film Festival. Their films will be screened during our film festival on a big screen and some of them are attending to take part in a Q&A Panel & Red Carpet Awards Ceremony. Join them and congratulate them in person! 


Javier Augusto Nunez & Mithran Maharajan
Jose Marquez
Péter Vadócz
Anthony De La Cruz
Mickey Harrison
Miranda June Mullings
Confluence India Films
Shadow Eaton
Stefano pelleriti
Brian Hennings
Laurence Rosier Staines
Mayte Richter & Cadeu

Hristina Belousova
Ben Garfield
Eli Navarro
Michel Kharoubi
Vanessa Vox
Rhea Danielle
Salome Tkebuchava
Jaime Flores
Rafael Fort Gomez
Mustapha Benghernaout
Adrian Jeffs


Beraat Gökkuş
Giulia Baita
Robert Fitzhugh
Haisam Abdelhamed
Christopher Stollery
Tommaso Acquarone
David Nanto
Melissa Brattoni
Nacho Recio
Sven D.
Aris Tyros
Claudinho Andrés

Leonor Suarez




GMFA logo Final

A special announcement during a Q&A on Opening Day will introduce the new Global Mobile Film Awards™. Make sure you are there to be amongst the first to get the scoop! 



MFF2016 Red Carpet

MFF2016 took place on April 30 & May 1, 2016

We selected over 40 mobile films from over 130 submissions for MFF2016. Filmmakers came from different places, inlcuding as far out as Indonesia. They were the stars of our International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Attending filmmakers participated by presenting their films to the audience, being a part of a Q&A Panel discussion, shared mobile filmmaking during our Mobile Film School workshop, walked the red carpet and received awards during the Award Ceremony. 

Conrad Mess was awarded the Best Global iPhone Filmmaker Award on May 1, 2016 during the Award Ceremony at MFF2016. Following his award presentation we presented his latest film, shot with an iPhone 6s, to our audience exclusively during the festival, Time to Pay Off Debts on the big screen prior to it's official screening in New York.


The winners of MFF2016 were selected by an 8 member Jury Panel and they are as follows:

Stepan Etrych First Prize

"Bubbles Don't Lie" shot on iPhone 5

Andrew Robb Second Place

"Tofu Man" shot on Samsung Galaxy S2

Sylvain Certain Third Place

"Vicious Circle" shot on iPhone 5c

Alfonso Garcia Lopez Fourth Runner Up

"The Cloud" iPhones 4s & 6

Read more about the MFF2016 event in San Diego.

MFF2016 Films

A selection of films screened during our film festival in San Diego.

Walking Johnnie - Johnnie Semerad from New York shot this film with iPhones 3, 4 & 5. The characters were scanned and printed on a 3D printer. Remarkable!

Are you inspired yet? 

Watch a couple of awesome films from Conrad Mess shot with iPhones! The Fixer and The Other Side


Back in Time

Check out some films from previous festivals below. 

Captain Justice (Capitan Justicia) - David Muñoz from Barcelona, Spain shot this fun superhero movie with both the iPhone 4 & Sony Ericsson Xperia. 

Wow Mom - RoseAnn Votel Sky and her children, from San Diego, California star in this short film shot with an iPhone 4, edited on iMovie and with audio created using GarageBand. Read about how it was made from a Mom's perspective! Mom and Kids Walk the Red Carpet in San DIego

The Girl with the Red Balloon - Nathalie Giraud & Timothée Corteggiani from Paris, France shot this short film with an iPhone 4S.

Trapped! - Gregory W. Armstrong & Alise Anderson from Berkley, California shot their film with an iPhone 4s and also used iMovie and GarageBand to complete their production. Alise created the characters in the film as well!

Normal Wheels - Milad Kasaian from Tehran, Iran shot this film with a Samsung Galaxy S4. It was a big hit during one of our festivals and very creative. 

Glen Etive - Laura Birek from Los Angeles, California shot this film using an iPhone 5 and proves magic is real.