"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.
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
Best Swiss Film
Best Documentary / MoJo
Best Animation / Stop Motion
Best Music Video
Best Snapchat Short
Best Feature Film
Best Short 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 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.