International Mobile Film Festival 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 — 10:00 am

International Mobile Film Festival 2020
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way E1 & E4 San Diego, CA 92109

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Event Description

International Mobile Film Festival 2020

9th Edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego presented by S. Botello Productions™ for only films shot with smartphones.

NOTICE: Tickets are being refunded. We have not cancelled the event, but it will not go on as planned in the venue. However, we are planning a virtual event to give all the filmmakers recognition to the best of our ability.

News Update: We want to send our sympathies to everyone affected by the COVID-19 situation. We are working behind the curtains with the filmmakers and participants to provide an alternative to the planned festival. IMFF 2020 was scheduled to take place as a Live Event, in the way we have provided the physical space in San Diego every single year since our commemorative film festival. The challenge is being met wholeheartedly. We appreciate the response from all the filmmakers and participants, including the judges. Stay tuned for more announcements as we provide information on how to experience the "virtual" version of #MFF2020SanDiego which will take place April 25 & 26.

You can contact us for more details using the Contact form on our website.

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Check the program for details and Brief Schedule Guide.

A unique, entertaining and inspiring film festival with global participation in San Diego. Founded in 2009, IMFF is a pioneer in the international smartphone filmmaking industry inspiring people of all ages, anywhere in the world to make films and videos using mobile phones.


A special presentation of the viral feature length film, Blue Moon by Stef Harris shot in New Zealand with the iPhone will be presented with Q&A by actor Jed Brophy best-known as Nori from The Hobbit and other roles including many of the Lord Of The Rings films. Mr. Brophy is one of the principal actors in Blue Moon with Mark Hadlow aka Dori from The Hobbit films.


Two competitions: Short 1-5 minute films and Feature Length 90 minute films will screen from around the world. Attending filmmakers will participate in Q&A Panel and Red Carpet Extravaganza with the Star Wars Steampunk Universe Cosplay group. 


Three workshops: Screenplay Writing, Shooting with iPhones and Kickstarter Campaign Fundraising. 


This year's theme is Hindsight 2020. Join IMFF founder Susy Botello and FilmicPro Founder/CEO Neill Barham for a special presentation with Q&A followed by a ⁠selection of films⁠ which won awards in our festival over the last ten years. The presentation will take you through the mobile filmmaking phenomenon over the years. Tags: #HindsightMobileFilm #MFF2020SanDiego


IMFF is an opportunity for everyone of all ages and experience levels to share stories through film using smartphones. Join us to learn, network and mingle with people in the industry and filmmakers, take advantage of resources provided, and celebrate storytelling using your smartphone camera to make films and videos. Content creators, students, filmmakers, video producers, video marketers, teachers and anyone interested in video and film is welcome!


Each ticket comes with one free raffle ticket (at the door) for a mobile filmmaking prize. One per day at the end of all sessions. Must be present to win.



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