We launched the Global Mobile Film Awards™ on February 19, 2017 to empower filmmakers making films with smartphones and all film festivals and contest creators. GMFA has been dubbed the “Oscars” of the mobile film industry. Our mission is to create a bridge between filmmakers using their smartphones to create films and the traditional film industry. Membership gives traditional film festivals which are not exclusive to mobile films a benefit to mobile filmmakers creating a benefit to attract mobile filmmakers without altering their current programs. It also gives exclusive mobile film festivals a connection to the traditional industry attracting filmmakers who do not film using smartphones another way to film and then compete for an award as the best of the best. Only mobile filmmakers’ films which have won official awards may compete for a GMFA award.
Each member film festival or contest will nominate awarded films shot with smartphones for each annual award ceremony. The awards ceremony takes place online at the end of each year.
If you are a filmmaker who received an official award for your smartphone shot film from a non-member entity/film festival you can still submit your film for a nomination. Below are the categories for the first Global Mobile Film Awards™ program which we expect to hold online annually in December.
Individual filmmakers will need to fill out a form and submit a fee ($60.00) per film submitted to be considered for a nomination in one of the categories. Nominations are not guaranteed. Filmmakers nominated by a member film festival or official contest will not pay a fee to be included.
A nomination is only the beginning. All nominees’ films will be showcased for during an online awards ceremony which will last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. An online show will present the awards and showcase the winning films. The winners in each category will receive a special laurel award and an official certificate. Their status of best of the best awarded by GMFA will be listed on this website for many years to come, maybe forever. Any film which cannot be showcased online during the show in December may lose qualification for nomination.
Global Mobile Film Awards Nomination Suggested Categories
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Cinematography
- Best Music Video
- Best Documentary
- Best News Story
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Comedy
- Best Thriller
- Best Sound Mixing
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Production Design
The films submitted for a nomination are up to the entity or film festival member and they make their final decisions. We require their nominations win an official award in their respective film festival/competition. The number of the films they can submit is limited depending on their membership level.
If you are submitting your awarded film for a nomination, you may submit as many films as you like without a guarantee of any of them being nominated, as long as each film has received an award and can be verified. Each film submitted incurs a fee, so you should choose your best awarded films to submit. If your film is selected for a nomination, you will be on the list of nominated films. Your film will be nominated for a specific category by GMFA. Nominations will be awarded for Best Of by GMFA Judges. A single nomination for a Best Of award does not automatically earn the film the award.
If you have more questions and need assistance you may contact us using the form on the Contact page on this website.
Be advised: All filmmakers who submit awarded films will be bound by a legal statement that their films were shot with a smartphone camera only and won official awards in a legally standing film festival or entity for their films. All films and awards are subject to verification. Official Nominations for inclusion by GMFA are not guaranteed. No refunds.