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Mobile Film Festival 2018

Mobile Film Festival 2018: Call For Movies

Bruno Smadja created the festival in 2005 to discover and support talented young directors on a very simple principle: 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film


Created by Bruno Smadja back in 2005, the Mobile Film Festival arrives in 2018 at its 13th edition. For the past decade the festival has been dedicated to discovering and supporting young directors by challenging them to create a film based on the unique idea – 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film. The use of the Smartphone has as its main goal to remove all economic limits, giving a fair opportunity to all participants to express their talent. The one-minute limit, on the other hand, is a very strong narrative constraint, which forces young directors to propose an urgent and “short” idea and to do a hard and well-realized work. In short, a truly innovative and web-oriented festival providing important prizes.

In order to support young directors, Mobile Film Festival offers two BNP Paribas grants of €15,000 each to produce a film (Grand Prize International and Gran Prize France) and two CNC grants of €3,000 each for screen writing (Best Director Award and Screenplay Award). The Jury, headed by Patrice Leconte and comprised of Ruben Alves, Anne-Sophie Bion, Stéfi Celma, Amelle Chahbi, Alice David, Lola Dewaere, Pascal Elbé, and Céline Kamina, also assigns prizes for Best Actor and Best Actress. The other prizes are awarded by SensCritique magazine, Golden Blog Awards (Digital Award) and Premiere magazine (Audience Award). Registrations to the 13th edition of the Mobile Film Festival are now open: directors can submit films before 9th January 2018 on the official site.

It doesn’t take much: a really short idea and a mobile phone. The award ceremony will be held in mid-March 2018. Here are the seven winners of the 2017 edition.

Grand Prize International 2017: Soupe by Rami Jarboui (Tunisia)

Gran Prize France 2017: I Love London by Violette Gitton & Paul Marques Duarte (France)

Best Director Award 2017: Silent Screams by Ali Talib Alshammari (Sweden)

Screenplay Award 2017: T’es un bonhomme! by Sylvain Certain (France)

Audience Award 2017: Hidden Beauty by Elham Taseh (Iran)

Bloggers Award 2017: Vengeance by Bertrand Lagnes & David Manzato (France)

Best Actor 2017 (Hugo Chaure): Nos plus belles années by Alexia Bourne-Maison (France)

Alessandro Zoppo

Alessandro Zoppo

Editor-in-Chief @ Good Short Films

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