Programming IMFF 2020

Feature Film Competition

Filmmakers Inga Vosk and Ryan McDonald will be present for Q&A Sessions after each feature length film.


Stealth

Inga Vosk

Cucumber (Vasya) arrives in St Petersburg in search of his brother, Alec. Picked up by Alec's girl, Alla, he is carted around the city, encountering different characters, on a day that will affect all their lives.

iPhone X, 6 & 8

01:30:00

St. Petersburg, Russia


Married and Loving It!

Ryan McDonald

Set on the eve of their ten year anniversary a Husband and Wife struggle to keep love and passion alive while their marriage rest on the fence between romance and toxicity.

iPhone 6S

01:25:38

Ogden, Ohio

Short Film Competition

A Perilous Case Of Red Riding Hood

Malwina Wodzicka

A dark twist on a well-known fairy tale, about a grandmother eaten by a wolf.

iPhone SE, iPhone 8

3:00

Victoria, Australia


Like Us

Ian Leer

Inspired by a true friendship, this is a dog tale about humanity.

iPhone Xs, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus

4:50

Valley Village, California


Ops!

Girodivite Productions

Matteo Tibiletti

A hot summer afternoon, a bored child who does not know how to spend the time at home and whose parents are intent on a lively discussion, are the backdrop to a profound reflection on the delicate issue of home security.

Samsung S9 Plus

2:45

Besozzo, Italy


Secondary Surfaces Redreamed

Roma Flowers

Shot entirely on mobile phones, Secondary Surfaces Redreamed, follow three women as they arduously traverse an expanse of white paper armed only with black charcoal and their bodies.

iPhone6, iPhone7

5:00

Fort Worth, Texas


Apparition

Jason Marshall

A story about forgiving oneself and letting go of things that can't be changed.

LG V30

2:57

Ottawa, Canada


Alma

Elizabeth Martínez López

Ananké Films Producción

The search of a life.

iPhone X

3:53

Mexico City, Mexico


Finish Line

Saeed Mayahy

Story of a woman athletic from Iran who is trying to get back in fields from her accident and also faces deprivation because she does not agree to compete with hijab in international events and she must confronts its aftermath.

iPhone 7

5:00

Bushehr, Iran


Dark Passage

Roshni "Rush" Bhatia

A part time drivers last ride of the night maybe the last ride of his life.

iPhone 11

1:00

Burbank, California


Elsinor

Ehsan Majooni

I'm going to mom's wedding.

iPhone 6s

4:49

Tehran, Iran


Submerged

Tom F. Pardo

Submerged by the noise of the city, a young woman finds refuge into a world of silence.

iPhone 8

4:44

Nice, France


The Waterpik

Mickey Harrison

A senior prepares to face her greatest challenge: The Waterpik.

iPhone 6s

2:15

San Diego, California


Rift

Lindy Fines

RIFT (2019) is a collaborative mobile phone film project created with director Lia Bonfilio. In RIFT, a solo woman follows a magical force through portals that beckon her to an unknown society.

iPhone 10

4:16

Brooklyn, New York


Selfies

Jimmy Gannon

A satirical look at online presence vs reality. A couple use their baby to gain popularity on social media.

Sony Xperia XZ

4:58

Macquarie Park, Australia


Unbounded

Leslie Brockett

Traveling gives us the opportunity to learn about new cultures but in the end it teaches us about our commonality. If we can transcend our differences and recognize that we all come from the same spark, it would unite us into a limitless harmony.

iPhone 7

3:00

Coronado, California


Mask

Lucy Grossi

A mother and son are home alone for the evening, but their unsuspecting ways open the door to a mysterious masked lurker.

Samsung Note 9

5:00

Las Vegas, Nevada


The Tea

Levi Morris

Simeon is confronted by his oldest friend, Vincent, over his recent engagement. Eagerly listening in, Simeon's sister suspects Vincent's affection is for her brother's fiancé while the beloved maid is caught between the secrets and the truth in this comedy of manners.

iPhone 6S

5:00

Los Angeles, California


English Made Simple

Cara Rust

In this absurd comedy, misfits Jake and James, entertain themselves at a pretentious party. 'English Made Simple' explores the complexities of defining yourself as an outcast.

Samsung Galaxy S9

5:00

Capetown, South Africa


The Exiled Heart

Amhalise Morgan

A woman contemplates her heart as she walks through the streets of the town (Soller) and the city (Palma) in Mallorca Spain.

iPhone 6

2:09

Brooklyn, New York


April Fool

Nicolas Dumas

How can I make jokes for you watching this movie while you watch it? This is the main theme of this film shot with students from an elementary class.

iPhone 6s

5:00

Levis, France


Never Wanna Grow Up

Oleg Loparev

We don't wanna grow up - We just wanna have fun

Wild and free baby we can dream - Farther than our eyes have ever seen.

iPhone 7

3:45

Sherman Oaks, California


No Introduction

Alex O'Dogherty

A dude goes to London to film a music video and weird cartoons get on his way. It also rains. But nothing matters.

iPhone 8

3:23

Madrid, Spain


The Exit

Cameo Wood

A woman tries to leave a room, but cannot. Made on an iPhone 11 Pro from start to finish in seven hours as a part of ‘We Make Movies’ Smartphone Studio.

iPhone 11 Pro

1:29

San Francisco, California


Benched

Jamiel Laurence

Benched is danced by Glasgow born dancer Jamie Reid, and is filmed within the grounds of the iconic Kelvingrove Park. The piece takes a look at themes of isolation, anxiety and frustration.

iPhone X

4:10

Glasgow, United Kingdom


Expired

ZI YE

Life is a lovely trap, nothing going to remain the same.

The way we love and the method we adopt will always shift our destination.

iPhone X

2:20

London, United Kingdom


Mislinked (X)

Cristiano Soares

It's a bad day for this lonely man when his daily things mysteriously start being replaced by descriptive paper cards.

iPhone XS

5:00

Brazil, Portugal


After The Flood

Alexandra Guillossou

An observational piece on two seemingly dissimilar St. Louis events that took place in June 2019. Man and nature can be equally explosive and yet only one has the option of choice.

iPhone XR

2:53

St. Louis, Missouri


Thank you to the Judges for both competitions! Stephanie Reibel, Steve Palmer Peterson, Demetrius Witherspoon & Maxim Mussel.


Workshops

Learn to write a screenplay from Hollywood screen writer Steven Palmer Peterson; Shoot a cinematic movie with your smartphone with experienced filmmaker John Woosley and create a successful funding campaign like Kickstarter with the owner and founder of KidComics Keithan Jones.


Featured VIP Guest Jed Brophy presents feature film Blue Moon

New Zealand actor Jed Brophy, best known for The Lord Of The Rings; The Hobbit; King Kong; District 9; and other recognizable films, will be in attendance for the 9th Annual International Mobile Film Festival.


Serving as the festival’s Ambassador, Jed Brophy will be representing the viral film, Blue Moon written & directed by Stef Harris, which will be presented as a non-competing film with a Q&A by Jed Brophy himself. A believer in the IMFF’s mission, Mr. Brophy shares his excitement, “I’m honored to be an Ambassador and to continue to promote and highlight the ever-increasing level of excellence in films shot on mobile devices around the globe. See you all there!”


Red Carpet Extravaganza! with Star Wars Steampunk Universe

Celebrate Mobile Filmmaking with the red carpet walk starring attending mobile filmmakers escorted by members of Star Wars Steampunk Universe! Red is bold and so is making movies shot with smartphones. Hollywood is taking notice. The show is a must attend part of our festival each year growing in popularity.



April 24, 25 & 26, 2020

Tickets on sale February 19 - Limited Availability.

Marina Village Conference Center: 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Room E1 & E4

International Mobile Film Festival Video Story

Why should you be a part of the International Mobile Film Festival story in San Diego? All films shot with smartphones. The red carpet is in your pocket!™


Mingle and Network

Will you be sitting next to a Hollywood screenwriter whose films are playing on Netflix with famous actors? Will you be enjoying a chit chat with an experienced filmmaker who can bring your film career to the next level? Maybe you will meet a famous actor?Will you meet your new BFF? It happens here! #MobileFilmSD


Special Presentation: Hindsight 2020

A special presentation including 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. #HindsightMobileFilm


Awards Ceremony and Celebration

The awards ceremony for the International Mobile Film Festival celebrates all the filmmakers, participants, judges, Special Guests, Ambassadors and sponsors. It follows the Red Carpet Extravaganza! Showing our appreciation and handing out trophies, it marks the end of our first three-day film festival in San Diego. A celebration where everyone leaves inspired having had a uniquely energized and celebratory experience with memories that will last a lifetime. We will see some again next year with their new films! We are grateful and appreciative of this year's Judges for IMFF 2020.


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