ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 Edition GMFA Awards Ceremony took place 12/27/19 at 7pm online. The winners have been awarded. Read the press release published the morning of 12/28/19.

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.

We are proud to announce that we are accepting nominations directly from filmmakers through FilmFreeway for the 2019 Awards Ceremony. Check the rules and terms to see if your film qualifies.

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.

Honorary GMFA IMFF 2019 Judges

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.

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Matteo Tibiletti (left) presents Honorary Award to Alexandra Guillossou for her film, “The Deepest Cut” during International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Photo by Aaron Nabus.

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.

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.

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.