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The International Mobile Film Festival has been in existence since its founding in 2009. The inaugural festival has taken place during the last weekend in April every year since 2012. Between then and now, it has handed 30 trophies to winning filmmakers plus one to a commemorate the most awarded iPhone filmmaker in 2016, Conrad Mess.

A selection of films from our film festival events will be added here as we receive confirmation from all the filmmakers who have been offered this opportunity with the intent to inspire new filmmakers to use their smartphone cameras to share stories through film in various genre.

If you have not participated in our film festivals, and you have good films you’d like to submit for approval to this smartphone film streaming platform, please read the How It Works page and contact us. Also, you may create a free profile that includes your interest in the global mobile filmmaking community to connect, collaborate and discuss smartphone film and video in The Quad.

War Is Not A Game

Arthur Mikheev

First Place winner International Mobile Film Festival 2021 San Diego, California

iPhone 11 Pro

The story of why only children should play war.

Key Cast: Artem Selezsky

Social Drama | 1:36 min.

Russia

Raider Of The Last TP

Anthony Bradford

Official Selection International Mobile Film Festival 2021 San Diego, California

iPhone 11 Pro

A teacher moonlights as a basement storage unit raider in his spare time in search for a roll of toilet paper.

Key Cast: Anthony Bradford

Comedy | 3:00 min.

New Jersey

Don’t Tell Mom

Karl J. Niemiec

Official Selection International Mobile Film Festival 2021 San Diego, California

iPhone X

In these modern times of pandemic where everyone is being told to stay home to be safe, four siblings sneak away without Mom’s permission to play zombies at the school’s park – only to be accosted by a crazy old man infected with whatever is taking over the dangerous world they live in.

Key Cast: Karl J Niemiec, Paisley Niemiec, Hudson Niemiec, Kolton Niemiec, Vaughn Niemiec

Thriller | 4:00 min.

Indiana

Flashover

Dimple Devadas

Official Selection International Mobile Film Festival 2021 San Diego, California

iPhone XS

A social Impact Smartphone Health Film; personal stories about infertility. Flashover: n. the moment a conversation becomes real and alive, which occurs when a spark of trust shorts out the delicate circuits you keep insulated under layers of irony, momentarily grounding the static emotional charge you’ve built up through decades of friction with the world. 

Key Cast: Linn Johansson, Jessica Hepburn, Samina Khan, Camilla Isola, Laura Calcagno

Experimental | 5:00 min.

United Kingdom

Paris Lockdown

Beraat Gökkuş

Official Selection San Diego International Mobile Film Festival April 23-25, 2021

iPhone 6s, iPhone 11 Pro

As a director and journalist, I am walking around Paris during coronavirus days. The city is under lockdown and I don’t know till when. But I have hope, there is always hope.

Documentary | 5:00 min.

France

The Meeting

Sigfrido Giammona, Clara Congera

Official Selection San Diego International Mobile Film Festival April 23-25, 2021

iPhone 8

Suspended without time or place, between memory and imagination, a light breeze stirs up the words and emotions, both spoken and unspoken, that have touched us throughout our lives. In memory of Luigi Maria Burruano, actor, director, writer, poet, profoundly curious about humanity.

Key Cast: Rosario Terranova

Drama | 5:00 min.

Italy

Lyrics Of Life

Shirin Afrand

Official Selection San Diego International Mobile Film Festival April 23-25, 2021

iPhone 6 Plus

Time goes by, and so do our lives…

Experimental | 4:38 min.

Iran

What The Heck?

Lucy Grossi, Marino Grossi

Official Selection San Diego International Mobile Film Festival April 23-25, 2021

Samsung Note 9

A young songwriter unexpectedly finds inspiration from the strangest of sources, but then struggles to recreate the magic.

Key Cast: Angelo Grossi, Lucy Grossi

Musical Comedy | 4:59 min.

Nevada

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