"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 talks 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 venues in Zurich.

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The winners will receive our hand crafted award trophy, a 1.33X ANAMORPHIC LENS - 12.5 MM THREAD offered by Moondog Lab and an AMBEO Smart Headset offered by Sennheiser.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Grand Jury Prize
Audience Choice
Young Talent
Best Swiss Film

Best Documentary / MoJo
Best Fiction
Best Music Video
Best Travel Video
Best Screenplay

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 (on the smartphone or a computer) 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, lenses, lighting, tripod etc.

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.

We accept films that have been published online before submitting.

It is allowed to enter multiple films.

No extreme violence or racist content is allowed.

Overall Rating
  • Jason van Genderen

    A next-level smartphone film festival really pushing boundaries in this craft. Excellent programming, wonderful events and amazing festival venue - one of my absolute favourite experiences!

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Wow, thank you so much, Jason! Your words mean a lot to us. It was so wonderful to have you here last year!

  • Raven Jackson

    I highly, highly recommend submitting to Mobile Motion Film Festival! Though I could not attend the festival in person, the communication beforehand was excellent. Andrea & Simon are wonderful to communicate with and have created a beautiful space for filmmakers shooting with smartphones. I'm so thankful this festival exists & hope to attend in person with another film in the future. Submit to this festival - you won't regret it! I'm so glad I did.

    July 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Raven!! It was an honour to have you! Would love to meet you in Zurich one day.

  • Jimmy Nsubuga

    Great festival, I'd recommend it.

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jimmy! :)

  • Trim Lamba

    Brava, Andrea and Simon- and thank you!

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Trim! Great to have you here!

  • Jack Ballo

    The Mobile Motion Film Festival is well organized and professional! They're friendly outgoing people who work hard to make a great experience for everyone involved and it was great to follow the festival live on Facebook from the US!

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you SO much, Jack!!