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The 7th Annual Official International Mobile Film Festival takes place at the Marina Village Conference Center April 28 & 29, 2018. Check out the details and stay updated. Our MFF page has links to the official event on Facebook, VIP Guests and lectures, the names of the official filmmakers (whose films will be screening and competing during the festival), the Judge Panel and more! Tickets will go on sale soon. Pre-sale tickets will be available on our Patreon page for Patrons only first.

In October 2017, we launched the SBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile Film! The podcast is available in many podcast platforms so you can listen on the iPhone, Android and any phone. You can stream or download the podcasts to listen in your car while you drive, at the office, while jogging, gardening, cook…anywhere, anytime. Go to our website www.SBPpodcast.Studio and subscribe to our podcast on some platforms such as iTunesPodcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher and more! You can read articles about some of our guests on the SBP Podcast Blog.

The 7th Annual Official International Mobile Film Festival takes place in beautiful Marina Village Conference Center on April 28th & 29, 2018. Be a part of this wonderful annual film festival and meet filmmakers from the global mobile filmmaking community in America’s Finest City! Last year, filmmakers came from Chile, Germany, Canada and Australia along with some from San Diego and the ages of the filmmakers were 11-years-old to 82-years-old. This year we are featuring a full-feature film shot with an iPhone and Hollywood actors and the filmmaker will present a lecture on how to make your next Hollywood feature film and work with the Screen Actors Guild even though you are making your film using the camera on your smartphone. IMFF2018 is an All Ages film festival. Don’t miss it! Check our website for details and stay in touch on the Facebook page! #MFF2018SanDiego

We launched a very special program on February 19, 2017: An Awards Ceremony which is being dubbed as the “Oscars” of the mobile film industry. Global Mobile Film Awards™ took place as a unique online awards show and ceremony. You can watch the 2017 show and learn more about the awards ceremony on the website. Member film festivals will need to qualify and submit nominations for the annual Awards Ceremony which takes place at GMFAwards.com each year.

Read about the 6th International Mobile Film Festival 2017 which took place, as usual, during the last weekend of April.

Read our News page on our website for the latest!
You can read about MFF2016, our Mobile Filmmaking panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego 2016 & 2017 and more!

MFF2016 is our 5th Anniversary and it is taking place on the weekend of April 30 & May 1 at the San Diego Pyramid Innovation Center. We are putting together a great event this year with over 40 films screening during the competition, special guests, featured mobile films, a Q&A Panel with attending international filmmakers, the red carpet award ceremony, a mobile filmmaking workshop and more! We are growing because mobile filmmaking is growing and trending. Join us and be inspired by what you witness and the people you will meet, what you will learn and what you can be a part of. The doors open at 11am so get your tickets before it’s too late. http://www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com

Special thanks to KUSI and CW6 San Diego Broadcast News channels for inviting us to share it on TV.

A story about how MFF2015 was a blast for everyone who came to San Diego is shared on our sister blog. Read the story with photos of the event.

Now what? Submissions open for MFF2016 June 19th! Are you excited? We are! If you go to our website you can watch the films from MFF2015 and read the rules to make your own. Remember that we don’t charge for your submissions and the process is easy. All films need to be shot with mobile phones and it can be any brand or make phone. Join the movement and make your next film or your first film using what you have in your pocket that you call your phone. “The red carpet is in your pocket!”

MFF2015 is Here!

You can purchase tickets in the apps or on our website. Our event app is available through Eventjoy.com. MFF2015 is free this year so you will need the secret code: MFF2015rocks.

Join our event on Facebook and interact, let us know you are coming and see how many of your friends are also coming to MFF2015. See you there! www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com

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Intro to Mobile Film in San Diego

Ever wanted to tell a story, make a movie, create an entertaining video or simply produce a documentary about something you are passionate about? Are you completely unaware of how to record video and sound on your mobile phone? Are you a business owner who would like to provide video for your company but don’t have a budget? Are you a professional filmmaker who would like to tap into the benefits of mobile filmmaking?

S. Botello Productions™ has introduced mobile film to San Diego and received world-wide attention from professional filmmakers as well as novices with the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego.  The success of the pioneer filmmakers who shot their films using only mobile phones has reached Hollywood via Conrad Mess and others like him. Conrad Mess shot his film, “The Fixer” with an iPhone 4 and the quality of the film and the skills and talents of a novice filmmaker with no training brought him an invitation to Hollywood to create another film using an iPhone 4s, “The Russian Roulette.” Conrad is famous around the world for the quality of his films, whether shot with phones or real cameras. However, his fame originates as a mobile filmmaker with numerous awards for his talents and his creativity as a mobile filmmaker.

SBP formed the “Mobile Film School” in San Diego with a leader in the mobile film industry: Conrad Mess.

Max Schleser is a lecturer at Massey University in New Zealand. Max also shot mobile films, with his first mobile-mentary completed in 2008, “Max With A Keitai” which is available on DVD.  Max is also part of  the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa [MINA] which creates interactions between people, content and the creative industries. SBP is honored to be a partner with MINA with our international mobile film festival as well as having Dr. Schleser as a collaborator with our Mobile Film School and the global Mobile Film Resource center. Max came in February 2013 to launch a kickoff to our school in San Diego.

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