In its 12th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in Melbourne, Australia at ACMI, national museum of screen culture (10th November 2023), in Ningbo, China (9th -10th December 2023) and internationally via Urban Screen TV.

MINA is the longest-running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone film-making internationally. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.

The #MINA2023 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (7 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.

In the last eleven years, MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract filmmaking. In 2017 MINA successfully introduced drone filmmaking and in 2018 Mobile Cinematic VR productions as part of the screening program. Mobile AR, mobile VR and drone project videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min). Last year we introduced a Vertical Video category in collaboration with Vertifilms and this year MINA will commission smartphone films relating to the theme of mobile storytelling and the Australian environment.

Please see details for the commission online:

In 2023 MINA will present
- an open call for mobile, smartphone and pocket films
- New Voices : Next Gen smartphone filmmakers - a category for young and emerging filmmakers (including students)
- Mobile Cinematic VR & 360° Video Production: The Future is Now - a category for Cinematic VR and 360° Video Production
- Innovation category: Vertical Videos & Films, MoJo, Mobile Storytelling, micro-movies & micro-formats - a category for live streaming, mobile social media apps, drones and other pocket cameras (such as GoPro) & mobile devices
-#EcoSmartphoneFilms, focus on Ecology

MINA Screening Partners:
Urban Screen TV
Luma Touch
FiLMiC Pro
Moondog Labs
Struman Optics

Supported by:
Mobile Studies Institute
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

12th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival

Smartphones provide opportunities to see the world in a new perspective and change the viewpoints of representation. With the rise of MoJo (mobile journalism) and transmedia storytelling filmmakers, artists, activists and designers establish new forms of connectivity and sociability. Collaborative and co-creative film-making practices empower communities around the world to express themselves. With the constant innovation of camera technology and image/video processing applications, mobile and smartphones aesthetics are shaping new experiences and enable storytellers to cover new ground. In order to make the program accessible in an uncertain time for travelling the screening reel will also be streamed via SoundSurf and UTV (more information will be available soon on

For further questions or if you would like to host a smartphone filmmaking screening or workshop email

Selected works from the #MINA2023 International Mobile Innovation Screening will be featured in the MINA program and MINA’s international partner festivals & screenings.

Submitted short film, documentaries, experimental films and videos shall be filmed with a mobile, smartphone or pocket cameras. Filmmakers agree for videos to be featured in MINA promotional material, online & in print, in the MINA show reel and featured MINA screenings and exhibitions.

Projects can be edited on smartphones, mobile devices or desktop computers.

Filmmakers have to submit a short synopsis (200-250 words), a short biographical note (100-150 word), Twitter and/or Facebook name.

In order to make the program accessible in an uncertain time for travelling the screening reel will also be streamed via SoundSurf (or an alternative platform).

Title of Film, Name of Filmmaker, duration, country of production, name of smartphone/tablet shall be provided with all submissions.

Please note that by submitting your smartphone film to MINA, you accept and agree that you grant MINA a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, screen, broadcast, and distribute the smartphone film as part of the annual MINA screening program and future MINA Screenings without any compensation to the submitter.

All copyrighted material(s) used in the submission must be cleared by the submitter before submission. Any issue(s) that may arise due to infringement of copyrights is the submitter’s sole responsibility. MINA, sponsors and/or supporters and its members are not responsible for any infringement of copyrights.

Overall Rating
  • Gabriela Mendonça

    It was really an honor to have been part of this festival. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and for having selected my documentary "Pluvial".

    May 2023
  • Sebastian J. Lowe

    Thanks MINA for having us! Hope to make it one year.

    December 2022
  • Molto professionali, consiglio questo festival a tutti .

    November 2021
  • MINA is a groundbreaking smartphone festival, blending a traditional film festival with a highly informative conference, incorporating screenings, expert presentations and networking. Highly recommended!

    November 2021
  • MINA is a fantastic festival! Not only is it a well-organized, approachable and hospitable group, the guest presenters are incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and forward thinking with mobile technology and its place in our world. This is truly a must for mobile filmmakers to both submit to and attend. It was an honor to be part of the EcoSmart category in this year's festival.

    November 2021