In its 8th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in Melbourne, Australia and at Ngā Tonga Sound and Vision (New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound) in Wellington, New Zealand.
MINA is the longest running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone filmmaking internationally. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.
The #MINA2018 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (8 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
In the last eight years MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract filmmaking. Last year MINA successfully introduced drone and Cinematic VR productions as part of the screening program. These mobile and smartphone videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min).
In 2018 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
- MoJo YAJA (Young Art Journalism) award for Mobile Journalism
- 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.
MINA Screening Partners:
Swinburne University of Technology (AUS)
ANP - Art News Portal (AUS)
8th International Mobile Innovation Screening
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 filmmaking 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.
Selected works from the #MINA2018 International Mobile Innovation Screening will be featured in the MINA program, eBook and MINA’s international partner festivals.
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.