YEAR’S END NEWS! Global Mobile Film Awards™ welcomes new film festivals in 2018!

It’s been a great year for mobile smartphone film for our member film festivals! We congratulate the nominations from our members for GMFA 2018 and we welcome two new film festival members to Global Mobile Film Awards™ this year.

HeartlandINDYshortsFINALlogo Orange whiteHeartland Film presented it’s inaugural IndyShorts International Film Festival in July. IndyShorts welcomes mobile films to it’s new film festival and that is exciting for filmmakers since Heartland Film Festival has a great reputation in the film industry that goes back many years and is known to many Hollywood directors and celebrities.

Cinephone_Logo GMFA welcomed Cinephone International Film Festival this year as a new member! Cinephone has awarded nominations to it’s festival winners for this year’s Global Mobile Film Awards™ which will be announced before the end of 2018. Cinephone is located in Barcelona and is Europe’s first member festival to GMFA. Congratulations to the nominees of Cinephone 2018!

Best Film – SHE ROSE by Malwina Wodzicka with iPhone SE
Best Film – Promise by Ivan Sosnin with Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Best Director – Sonatina by Hoi Wong with iPhone 7
Best Comedy – Dulcinea by Francisco Lidon with iPhone X
Best Experimental – Yes, No by Matteo Tibiletti with Samsung S7 Edge

filmfestlogosquare061311white International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego also nominated two winning filmmakers for Global Mobile Film Awards™ and we congratulate the nominees of IMFF 2018!

Best CinematographyFocus / Directed by Brian Hennings (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge) Perth, Australia
Best ComedyThe Actor / Narelle Nash (iPhone 7) Sydney, Australia

sf3-logo SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest in Sydney, Australia held it’s annual film festival in Sydney and nominated a number of winners. Contratulations to all SF3 2018 nominees!

Best Film – SHE ROSE by Malwina Wodzicka with iPhone SE
Best Director – Forgive Me by Callum Pritchard with iPhone 7 Plus
Best Director – I Hate It by Ethan Do with Galaxy S8
Best Cinematography – Restoration by Rah Sharma with iPhone X and iPhone 8
Best Visual Effects – Upend by Blake Worrell with iPhone 6S
Best Comedy – 97 Seconds by Ren Thackham with iPhone 7 and iPhone X

MobileFilmmaker International Festival GMFA’s newest member is MobileFilmmaker International Festival in Moscow, Russia! We welcome this new film festival to Global Mobile Film Awards™ and look forward to their nominations for GMFA 2019! Their festival takes place in Moscow April 14 2019.

The Global Mobile Film Awards™ is getting ready to present their online awards show and ceremony beginning in November 2018. Stay tuned for exact dates!


GMFA Member Festival Dates

We are excited to announce that GMFA Member Film Festivals are hosting their film festival events this September and October.

Check them out and if you are near them then get your tickets to attend these wonderful events. There are opportunities to connect and network with filmmakers using smartphones to create films and to be inspired.

SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest | September 23, 2018 Shortlist and October 1, 2018 Gala | Sydney, Australia


SF3 is Australia’s international smartphone film festival open to filmmakers of all ages and abilities.

“The festival is now in its fourth year and we are thrilled to partner with the Sydney Opera House for the 2018 Gala Final and Event Cinemas for our SF3 Kids and SF3 Shortlist screenings.”

The Gala Final features the top ‘Official Selection’ films from around the world.

SF3 Kids features the top films entered by filmmakers 16 years and under.

SF3 Shortlist includes outstanding entries, including some first time filmmakers who will be in contention to win the #FILMBREAKER award.

For more details head to

“We are super excited to be a part of GFMA which is a celebration and bringing together of the best of smartphone filmmakers from around the world!” – SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest Founders, Angela Blake and Ali Crew

Watch their Gala Final Promo Video:

SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest Info:

Dates: September 23, 2018 & October 1, 2018

Locations: Screenings September 23: Bondi Junction Event Cinemas | Gala October 1: Sydney Opera House

Tickets: September 23 Screenings | October 1 Gala

Website: SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest



Cinephone International Film Festival | September 29, 2018 | Barcelona, Spain


Cinephone International Film Festival is in it’s 7th edition of the smartphone film festival which is the first GMFA member in Europe. On September 29, 2018 their Awards Ceremony will screen their finalists’ films at the Auditori Barradas in Cataluña, Spain.

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Cinephone International Film Festival Info:

Date: September 29, 2018

Location: Auditori Barradas in Cataluña, Spain

Tickets: Free

Website: Cinephone International Film Festival



Heartland International Film Festival | October 11-21, 2018 | Indianapolis, Indiana


The Heartland International Film Festival dates are October 11-21, 2018 at Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival celebrating it’s 27th year! Heartland International Film Festival has EXPANDED to an all-new shorts fest! All short film official selections, finalists, and High School films will now be featured at Indy Shorts International Film Festival where they are embracing mobile film entries as well.

Founder of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego was there for their inaugural film festival July 26-29, 2018 and presented a mobile filmmaking workshop which sold out. You can submit your films for 2019 soon.

Watch their 2017 Promo video by Think Ahead Studios:

Heartland International Film Festival Info:

Dates: October 11-21, 2018

Location: Stay Tuned

Tickets: Get Tickets!

Website: Heartland Film