In its 12th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in Melbourne, Australia at ACMI, national museum of screen culture (24th November 2023), in Ningbo, China (9th -10th December 2023) and internationally via Urban Screen TV.
MINA is the longest-running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone film-making internationally. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.
The #MINA2023 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (7 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
In the last eleven years, MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract filmmaking. In 2017 MINA successfully introduced drone filmmaking and in 2018 Mobile Cinematic VR productions as part of the screening program. Mobile AR, mobile VR and drone project videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min). Last year we introduced a Vertical Video category in collaboration with Vertifilms and this year MINA will commission smartphone films relating to the theme of mobile storytelling and the Australian environment.
Please see details for the commission online: https://mina.pro/mina-xii/
In 2023 MINA will present
- an open call for mobile, smartphone and pocket films
- New Voices: Next Gen smartphone filmmakers - a category for young and emerging filmmakers (including students)
- Mobile Cinematic VR & 360° Video Production: The Future is Now - a category for Cinematic VR and 360° Video Production
- Innovation category: Vertical Videos & Films, MoJo, Mobile Storytelling, micro-movies & micro-formats - a category for live streaming, mobile social media apps, drones and other pocket cameras (such as GoPro) & mobile devices
-#EcoSmartphoneFilms: Focus on Ecology
MINA Screening Partners:
Urban Screen TV
Mobile Studies Institute
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
12th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival
Smartphones provide opportunities to see the world in a new perspective and change the viewpoints of representation. With the rise of MoJo (mobile journalism) and transmedia storytelling filmmakers, artists, activists and designers establish new forms of connectivity and sociability. Collaborative and co-creative film-making practices empower communities around the world to express themselves. With the constant innovation of camera technology and image/video processing applications, mobile and smartphones aesthetics are shaping new experiences and enable storytellers to cover new ground. In order to make the program accessible in an uncertain time for travelling the screening reel will also be streamed via SoundSurf and UTV (more information will be available soon on www.mina.pro).
For further questions or if you would like to host a smartphone filmmaking workshop email [email protected]