"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 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 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
  • 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!!

  • Sam Camilleri

    An incredible and inspiring festival. So many great talks and films that have already continued to change my approach as a filmmaker. It's been a humbling time meeting so many likeminded filmmakers with the passion for film from all walks of life. I am also humbled to have won an Award.. Thank you for again running a successful and inspiring event. What you both do I find very important, bringing out visions in aspiring filmmakers who wouldn't normally have access or that motivation. I mean I can tell how this is influencing people. I was lucky enough to get into Uni and do film, but this is such an immediate way to get to those people in the corners of different lifestyles into filmmaking. It is more than a festival and I honour you both for creating that.

    Zurich is such a vibrant cultural place, a perfect setting for such an event. The venue is a great social hub for interaction and relaxation. Talks in one corner, a beautiful bar in the next and film screenings in the other. What more can a filmmaker love?

    MoMo film festival is a great platform for those starting or thinking about getting into film. Most of all because of the people you meet. I've had the pleasure of making such great friends and contacts who share the same passion. Ones that will forever influence my approach to stories and filmmaking in general.
    Go MoMo!

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Wow thank you so much, Sam!! It was a huge pleasure having you here again!