A monthly contest by the annual International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego launched in 2009. The #mobilizestories contest is a monthly contest to inspire and grow the mobile filmmaking community. This online contest will bring awarded contest winners' stories to the annual event in San Diego if they *qualify. Join the movement to mobilize your stories using smartphones to share your stories as films and videos. Each month we will hold a new contest with a new theme. Get more details on our website. Use Hashtag #MobilizeStories to connect to our community around the world! Share that you are an official storyteller with everyone.

Monthly contests will include laurels, free submission to IMFF with a qualifying film shot with smartphones. You can submit the film that won or another film. Every winner will receive a code for free submission to the film festival. Winning films will also be *considered to be featured in events, the IMFF annual film festival event venue in San Diego and more. All winners' names will be listed on the website and shared on our social media. Winning films/videos will also be included in a special playlist on our YouTube Channel to give winners extra publicity. The films will be shared from your own YouTube Channel. Some winners may be asked to be a guest on the SBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile Film™.

Films must be shot with smartphones and be between 1-5 minutes long. Horizontal/Landscape format. No copyright infringement on audio, music, images, brands, etc. Submitted films must have a YouTube account with the film submitted in your own YouTube account in order to be considered for extra publicity on our YouTube Channel's Playlist.

Each month, a new theme will be announced.
Go to the website to get more details: https://mobilizestories.wordpress.com/contests/

RULES

Films must be shot with smartphones and be between 1-5 minutes long.
All ages welcome.
Horizontal/Landscape format.
No copyright infringement on audio, music, images, brands, etc. *Submitted films must have a YouTube account with the film submitted in your own YouTube account in order to be considered for extra publicity on our YouTube Channel's Playlist. You must also allow embedding on your settings so that we can feature it on our website and blog section.
Each month, a new theme will be announced.
You may submit more than one film per month but only one film will be chosen to be awarded. More than one film may be selected to compete.
Films that are not for all ages will need to add a notice to your film's description and it shall remain in order for us to include it on our playlist on our YouTube Channel.
No videos shall be offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, etc. We think you get the point.
No nudity. 
No refunds.
*Films selected to compete may be shared on our YouTube playlist but they are not guaranteed. Not all films submitted may be selected to compete. Submitted films not selected to compete will not be added to the playlist.
If your films are selected to include in our events, we will ask you for permission and we may need you to allow us to download your film. 
Please respond to your emails from us. If we cannot connect with you via email in a timely manner your submission or award may be disqualified.