"One of the most interesting and exciting events from around the world." ~ BBC World News

MoMo provides a level playing field for filmmakers where talent, creativity and hard work counts more than budget and industry connections.

Believing that anybody with a thought-provoking concept or a touching story can make a great film, the festival will showcase new talent using a tool so simple and readily available that it’s often overlooked: the mobile phone.

The Festival lasts two days and is packed with thought provoking masterclasses as well as screenings of the best films followed by the Award Ceremony. Our esteemed panel of judges will hand over the awards in various categories.

The event will be followed by an after show party which will be held in one of the coolest clubs in Zurich.

Awards & Prizes

The winners will receive a cash prize, our award trophy as well as smartphone filmmaking equipment.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Grand Jury Prize
Audience Choice
Young Talent
Best Swiss Film

Best Documentary / MoJo
Best Fiction
Best Animation / Stop Motion
Best Music Video
Best Snapchat Short
Best Feature Film
Best Short Screenplay

Rules & Terms

The FILM MUST BE SHOT ENTIRELY ON A MOBILE DEVICE (smartphones, tablets, GoPro) in HD video.

DSLR, compact cameras or hybrid android cameras are NOT ACCEPTED.

Multiple mobile devices can be used, but NO NON MOBILE FOOTAGE may be included.

Foreign productions are welcome in ANY LANGUAGE, but subtitles in German or English are mandatory (films in English or German don't need subtitles).

Any software to edit video and audio as well as colour correction or special effects is allowed.

Use of additional equipment (professional or home made) is allowed, including (but not limited to) external microphone, wide angle lens, lighting, tripod, broom handle, basmati cam.

Copyrighted material is not accepted, unless there is a written permission to do so. (MoMo is not liable for any copyright material unlawfully used)

The film must be an original production. It may not infringe on the copyright, trademark or other rights of any individual.

Films must have full clearance for all content, including music.

No extreme violence or racist content is allowed.

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    david Doobinin

    Great Experience at The Mobile Motion Film Festival. I made the trip to Zurich and was glad i did ! Awesome people.

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, David. It was a huge pleasure to having you here. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again sometime!

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    Dimitar Dimitrov

    The Best Smartphone Cinema Festival

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Dimitar!!!

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    Tom McGovern

    Not a single negative thing to be said about the MoMo experience from start to finish. Andrea and everyone on the MoMo team made sure that I was kept up-to-date with the goings-on of the festival months before the festival even began. Once the day of the festival arrived, I was impressed beyond expectation by both the diversity and quality of the workshops prior to the award ceremony. The ceremony itself couldn't have been smoother, with tasteful execution from top to tail. If I should be so lucky to have the chance to attend MoMo '18, I look very forward to that day. Thank you to everyone involved for assembling such a wonderful experience!

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Ohhh that means a lot! Thank you so much Tom!! What a pleasure having met you here in Zurich! We hope to see you again someday! :)

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    Nataniel Gurkin

    Great event!!)
    Properly organized festival, it was a good feeling,that nothings goes wrong and everything is in time!) Communication was exellent, fast, helpful and polite e-mail answers. Also MoMo helps filmmakers to travel to festival, that was really helpful. Nice atmosphere, interesting people, good movies!
    And MoMo's awards are really beautiful)

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Natalia, thank you so much!! Really glad you liked your stay here in Zurich! It was a huge pleasure to meet you in person. All the best and hopefully see you another time. Your film is truly something very special.

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    Sandeep Abraham

    Momo is a lovely festival giving young filmmakers the possibilty to see their shorts on the big screen and showing the experienced directors/dops new methods of styles and ways of telling a story.
    I hope a lot of people got inpired and are trying to produce their next short film with their smartphone and submit it next year.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Sandeep! This means a lot! Hope to see you again sometime :)