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

This year, Mobile Film Festival is inviting directors from all over the World to create a film according to the following simple principle: 1 Mobile – 1 Minute – 1 Film.
1 Topic: Women’s Empowerment.

Call for films: end of August – 20 October 2020
Online Festival: 12 November – 3 December 2020
Award ceremony: 7 December 2020


The Project

Mobile Film Festival is a short film festival dedicated to young directors from all over 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.


The latest edition

The edition in figures:


800 films received (then 50 selected)

91 countries

83 partners (NGOs)

360 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.

Contact us for further information.

Make Mobile Film Festival happen in your country