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Introduction to the film festival

In its 11th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in China (13-15 November 2022), New Zealand and Australia at ACMI, Museum of screen culture in Melbourne and 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 #MINA2022 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (8 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 and in 2018 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). This year we introduce a Vertical Video category in collaboration with Vertifilms. In 2022 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: 
Adobe
Urban Screen TV
FilmConvert
Luma Touch
FiLMiC Pro
Moondog Labs
Struman Optics
Vertifilms Supported by:
Mobile Studies Institute
University of Nottingham Ningbo China 11th 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 Xerb . Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your good film.

Awards

Selected works from the #MINA2022 International Mobile Innovation Screening will be featured in the MINA program and MINA’s international partner festivals & screenings.

Rules

Genre :VR/3D Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited
Video Format :AVI HDV MPEG4 MOV MPEG
Submitted short film, documentaries, experimental films and videos shall be filmed with a mobile, smartphone or pocket cameras. Filmmakers agree for videos to be featured in MINA promotional material, online & in print, in the MINA show reel and featured MINA screenings and exhibitions. Projects can be edited on smartphones, mobile devices or desktop computers. Filmmakers have to submit a short synopsis (200-250 words), a short biographical note (100-150 word), Twitter and/or Facebook name. In order to make the program accessible to educational institutions it will be streamed via 'The Education Shop' Title of Film, Name of Filmmaker, duration, country of production, name of smartphone/tablet must be provided with all submissions. Please note that by submitting your smartphone film to MINA, you accept and agree that you grant MINA a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, screen, broadcast, and distribute the smartphone film as part of the annual MINA screening program without any compensation to the submitter. All copyright material(s) used in the submission must be cleared by the submitter before submission. Any issue(s) that may arise due to infringement of copyrights is the submitter’s sole responsibility. MINA, sponsors and/or supporters and its members are not responsible for any infringement of copyrights.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile
Shuai Li Shuai Li is a PhD researcher in visual communication at Swinburne University of technology. He received his B.A. from Renmin University of China and his M.A. from the University of Melbourne (Australia). His background includes live streaming, video editing, color grading. He is Co-Founder of Grandshow Video Production company based in Melbourne focusing on the video productions in micro-movies, commercials, news, sports, and music videos. Shuai Li is a Creative Producer at MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network & Association (www.minp.pro).

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    11

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Prize
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-02-01
    Submission start time

  • 2022-04-01
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-05-18
    Regular Deadline

  • 2022-05-18
    Submission end time

  • 2022-09-01
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2021-09-01
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2022-11-12
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2022-11-14
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Mobile, Smartphone and Pocket Film
    Video length :1 - 8
    The MINA X International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (8 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras. Videos can include narrative, non-narrative explorations, experimental and abstract film-making. 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 trans-media 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.

    2022/04/01
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2022/05/18
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

  • New Voices : Next Gen smartphone filmmakers
    Video length :1 - 8
    A category for young and emerging filmmakers (including students). MINA’s new voices program will be feature work by emerging filmmakers, artists and activists. We are keen to explore fresh and exciting perspectives in, but not limited to: - Experimental Screen Productions - Mobile Social Media - Progressive Storytelling - Socially engaged and Community based Narratives We celebrate diversity and invite youth, students and new filmmakers to challenge the status quo in image making and storytelling.

    2022/04/01
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/05/18
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

  • Mobile Cinematic VR & 360° Video Production: The Future is Now
    Video length :0 - 4
    a category for Cinematic VR and 360° Video Productions

    2022/04/01
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/05/18
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

  • Innovation category: Vertical Video, Mobile AR, Mobile XR, MoJo, Mobile Storytelling, Micro-movies & Micro-formats
    Video length :0.5 - 8
    A category for Vertical Videos & Films, Mobile AR, Mobile XR, MoJo, Mobile Storytelling, live streaming, mobile social media apps and other pocket cameras (such as GoPros) & mobile devices. Submissions must be filmed on a mobile, smartphone or pocket camera and edited on a mobile device, pad or smartphone.

    2022/04/01
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/05/18
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

  • #EcoSmartphoneFilms
    Video length :1 - 8
    #EcoSmartphoneFilms is a new special program within MINA with a selection of the best and smartest environmentally themed mobile films of 2019-2020. #ESF is looking for mobile filmmakers interested to share their stories and creative solutions for all kinds of environmental issues in the form of eco-centered short documentaries, narrative movies, experimental or animation short films, all shot on mobile. Our mission is to inspire critical understanding and creative solutions through the power of mobile film, to raise awareness about environmental topics and to promote mobile film production about environmental protection and ecology in all its aspects. We are looking for short mobile films that show the planet’s beauty as well as the local, regional and global environmental challenges we are facing; films that highlight inspirational stories about people working to protect the environment as well as stories of nature taking revenge in its own way, or surviving against all odds.

    2022/04/01
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 10 Dollar

    Student: 5 Dollar

    2022/05/18
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

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