IMFF 2023 Filmmakers with Science Fiction Coalition Cosplay Sponsors for the red carpet. Image credit: S. Botello Productions™. Photo credit: Mario Sevilla. IMFF 2024 takes place in San Diego April 26, 27 & 28.

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Launched in 2009 in San Diego county by S. Botello Productions™ (2006). Founder Susy Botello created International Mobile Film Festival as the centerpiece of an organic strategy to expand and support mobile filmmaking as a distinctive art form worldwide.

“The one thing that supersedes the ability to be a contender with some of the best independent films of today, is not the camera. It is the skills and talents of the filmmaker to bring a great story to its audience and master the skills and technical requirements needed in both production and post production to bring their film to the highest level.” Susy Botello, founder and director.

Listen to a special edition, the 100th episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking from June 2021. This episode shares the history of mobile filmmaking with Michael Koerbel, first place winner in our inaugural festival.

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A pioneer smartphone film festival launched in 2009 by S. Botello Productions™. The red carpet is in your pocket™


The pioneer film festival for movies shot with smartphone cameras for the cinema launched in 2009 based in San Diego, California.