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

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Join attendees and filmmakers during the 11th edition of the San Diego International Mobile Film Festival April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 to learn mobile iPhone filmmaking with the multi award winning mobile feature filmmakers Ryan and Brandie McDonald.

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Three years ago, almost to the day, we were celebrating IMFF 2019 in beautiful San Diego. Filmmakers from around the world and around the U.S. came to celebrate storytelling making movies with smartphone cameras. Jump through many hoops, seriously, and here we are again! The 11th edition #MFF2022SanDiego arrives with our first in-person film festival since that dreadful day in March when our state shut down in person events because of the pandemic. Are you ready now? 

Are you making movies with your smartphone camera? We've been celebrating you, are you ready to celebrate your films in San Diego?

Judge Panels IMFF 2022

Our Judging Panels are comprised of industry professionals. Great care was taken to select the judges for 2022's 11th Edition and the newly transformed International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California. This year's theme is...Stay Tuned!

International Mobile Film Festival is proud to have the company that built the first anamorphic lens for smartphones as a sponsor.