"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 and mobile filmmaking equipment from our amazing partners.

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 do accept films that have been published online before submitting.

It is allowed to enter multiple films.

No extreme violence or racist content is allowed.

Check our regulations here: https://momofilmfest.com/regulations/

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  • Kipp Tribble

    Great communication, encouraging to their filmmakers and wonderful community they have built. We couldn't attend the event, but felt like we were there with the consistent updates and reports via social media and email. And one of the few festivals priced to be indie friendly! Highly recommend to all mobile filmmakers!

    May 2019
  • Stefen Harris

    MOMO is a great festival, good communication. I hope to return next year.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stefen! Would love to have you here, yes!

  • Marie-Stéphane Cattaneo

    The screenings were fabulous: the quality of the films was really great and I was very proud that my film was part of such a good competition! The place where the festival is held is beautiful and the venues were full. I could have stayed for more days!!
    Thank you Andrea and thank you Simon!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, Marie-Stéphane! It was a huge pleasure to having you here! Love your work.


  • I can’t say enough good things about MOMO. As a first time filmmaker, I had a lot of dumb questions, but Andrea and Simon were so great at me helping out. I couldn't attend the event but the constant updates though Twitter and Facebook really made us feel like we were a part of it.

    While the MOMO festival is amazing, it's a relatively small part of the year. For the rest of the time, the Momo website is constantly adding articles and tutorials that give mobile filmmakers the tools they need to make their own films. You can tell they really care about Mobile filmmakers and they are creating an ecosystem for people to thrive in.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you SO MUCH, Brian! This all means a lot to us and it shows us that we're on the right track. Thanks also for mentioning our blog!

  • Christophe Granger

    Such a great experience from start to finish ! Amazing communication, fantastic venue, sold-out screenings, very friendly atmosphere... and it was a real pleasure meeting so many talented filmmakers from all around the world ! Many many thanks Simon, Andrea & all the MoMo team !

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, Christophe! It was a huge pleasure to have you here and to show your work to our audience. What a gem of a film, heart touching and beautiful.