Mobile Film Festival



Who are we?

Founded in 2005 by Bruno Smadja, the Mobile Film Festival is an international Festival of short films, based on a unique and original format : 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film.

Our aim: discover and support talented filmmakers from the all over the world.

Smartphones offer accessibility for anyone anywhere, our festival pretends to be a democratic and equalitarian. Our 1 minute format is very selective and competitive. The combination of the 2 is a chance to discover talented filmmakers.

The Mobile Film Festival is a digital festival from the beginning, thus aiming at reaching the largest audience. Yet, its short and creative format, as well as the technical quality of the films, enable broadcasting of the films on all screens: smartphones, computers, TVs, cinema theaters…

Since 2015, the Mobile Film Festival has been committed to meaningful themes around climate change, human rights and women’s empowerment, and received 6414 film entries from 157 countries, generated 134 million views and distributed €336 600 grants for production

Disclaimer: The official selection and awards do not imply endorsement by the partners

Current edition

The Mobile Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of the second African edition of the Mobile Film Festival, following the success of the first pan-African edition in 2021.

This 2nd edition, 100% African, aligns perfectly with the festival’s mission and values. As the world’s youngest continent with a digital transformation revolving around the mobile phone, Africa is conquering the world through its creativity and youthfulness. The Mobile Film Festival wishes to support the blooming of this talented youth.

The Mobile Film Festival Africa is back with the same principles that made it a success:
1 Mobile | 1 Minute | 1 Film

It is mandatory to be a resident of an African country at the time of participation. The topic is unrestricted to highlight the creativity and commitment of African talent.

For this 2nd edition, more than $46,000 in grants will be awarded to the winners.
Seven prizes will be awarded, associated with scholarships which allow the winners to make a film by professional means and with the help of an African producer.
This year, in honour of Rabat, African Capital of Culture, a Moroccan Grand Prize will be dedicated to Moroccan talent, to embody the richness of Moroccan creation.

Call for films: February 14 – April 4 2023
Online Festival: May 3 – May 31 2023
Award ceremony:Thursday June 8 in Rabat (Morocco)

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The Project

The Mobile Film Festival is a short film festival dedicated to young directors from anywhere in the world.
It is based on a simple guiding principle: 1 Mobile | 1 Minute | 1 Film.

The goal is to discover young directors in the making, helping them create opportunities, giving them visibility on an international scale, and supporting them in becoming professionals by rewarding them with financial support for film production.

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Latest Edition

The edition in figures:

692 films received

92 countries

50 films selected

184 media covers

Make Mobile Film Festival

happen in your country

You like the Mobile Film Festival and you would like to organise it in your country? We can accompany you in the framework of our Licence programme.

We have a good experience with editions in Germany, in Morocco, in Portugal, in Tahiti and in Reunion.

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Make Mobile Film Festival happen in your country