In its 7th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films at ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving-Image) 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 #MINA2017 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (7 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.

In the last six years MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract filmmaking. Last year MINA successfully introduced drone, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) productions as part of the screening program. These mobile and smartphone videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min).

In 2017 MINA will present
- an open call for mobile, smartphone and pocket films
- a retrospective screening - Past-Present-Future
- New Voices - a category for young filmmakers
- Smart Geographies for AR, VR, mixed reality, drones and pocket cameras.

MINA Screening Partners:
Beastgrip
Film Convert
Luma Touch

Supported by:
Swinburne University of Technology (AUS)
Ryerson University (CA)
RMIT University (AUS)

7th 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.

Awards & Prizes

Selected works from the #MINA2017 International Mobile Innovation Screening will be featured in the MINA program, eBook and MINA’s international partner festivals. Every mobile, smartphone and pocket film submitted will receive a new version of the amazing FiLMiC Pro app.

Rules & Terms

Videos have to be filmed with 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.

The MINA will include micro-movies and micro-formats (live streaming and mobile social media apps) including projects realised with GoPro and/or drone cameras.

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.