A new GMFA feature allows you to submit your winning film shot with smartphones for a nomination if the film festival you won the award from is not a GMFA Member.
Global Mobile Film Awards™ is not a film festival. It is an online awards ceremony where only films shot with smartphones which have won official awards qualify to compete to receive the Best of the Best Award each year.
If your film is selected and nominated for a Best of Award, the nomination itself is permanently listed, and will be announced. You will receive laurels and the prestige of an official nomination. GMFA has been dubbed and referred to as the Oscars® of the mobile film industry.
All nominees will compete with other nominees for the award. All nominees are films which have already won official awards. If you win the competition, your film will receive special recognition and publicity, including laurels. You will be listed with your film on the website and a press release will announce your award.
Last year’s Awarded filmmakers were invited to participate in a panel to present an honorary award to attending filmmakers in the short film competition for the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego and receive special recognition during the festival.
Brian Hennings, who won the GMFA Award for Best Cinematography with his film, “Focus,” accepted the opportunity. Also accepting the opportunity was Matteo Tibiletti who won Best Experimental with his film, “Yes, No.” Both Matteo and Brian, selected one film to receive the honorary award from GMFA.
Matteo Tibiletti flew to San Diego from Italy to present the award in person and spoke during the festival to attendees and filmmakers.
During the Awards Ceremony for IMFF 2019, Mr. Tibiletti presented the GMFA Honorary Award to Alexandra Guillossou for her short film, “The Deepest Cut,” shot with an iPhone 6.
If you are a traditional film festival or mobile film festival, we are currently accepting annual memberships with GMFA. Your membership includes benefits for your festival and filmmakers who have shot their films with smartphones and win awards in your film festival. Contact us for serious inquiries only.
Global Mobile Film Awards™ welcomes new film festivals in 2018-19!
We are looking forward to a new announcement in May 2019. Stay tuned.
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. Film Festivals and Official Video Contests which accept mobile films qualify to be members of GMFA. GMFA is establishing a bridge for filmmakers and the film industry to connect smartphone filmmaking to the traditional established festival industry and encourages traditional festivals to celebrate smartphone films in their festivals with GMFA membership and benefits.
Heartland 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.
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
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 Cinematography – Focus / Directed by Brian Hennings (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge) Perth, Australia
Best Comedy – The Actor / Narelle Nash (iPhone 7) Sydney, Australia
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!