For the 13th time, the Mobile Film Festival is launching its call for submissions, following the same principle, 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film, and defending the same values of equality, creativity and discovery. Stripping down all economic constraints with the mobile, promoting creativity by telling a story in 1 minute and discovering new filmmaking talents.
Filmmakers can shoot the film of their choice: sequence take, editing, stop motion, special effects and sound recording can be done outside the mobile. Participants can submit more than one film, and submission is free.
The call for submissions is open until January 9, 2018 to participants from all over the world. In 2017, we received films from 62 countries.
13 years ago, the Mobile Film Festival was visionary, creating an original, creative and above all very short format, in order to enable its broadcast on the greatest number of screens – mobile, tablet, computer, TV and cinema. Since the very beginning, the Mobile Film Festival made the choice to be 100% digital. In 2017, the Festival reached an audience of more than 11 million views in 2017, in just over a month.
For this 13th edition, we are delighted to have with us great cinema stars, who will be part of our jury:
- Patrice Leconte : President of the Jury (filmmaker, scriptwriter, theater director and writer)
- Ruben Alves : actor and director (“The Gilded Cage”, 2013, Audience Award at the European Film Awards and the Alpe d’Huez Festival, nominated for Best First Feature Film at the César Awards)
- Anne-Sophie Bion : editor of “The Artist” 2011 (nominated for Best Editing at the César, BAFA and Oscars)
- Stéfi Celma : actress and singer, who found fame with her role in the TV series “Call My Agent”
- Amelle Chahbi : actress, writer and director (“Take-away Romance” 2014)
- Alice David : actress (found fame in the TV series “Bref”, and also starred in “Les Profs”, “Babysitting 1 & 2” and “Les Ex”)
- Lola Dewaere : actress (nominated for the Most Promising Actress Award at the 2013 César Awards in “Mince alors !” and starred in “Les Derniers Parisiens” 2014)
- Pascal Elbé : actor, director and scriptwriter (nominated for Most Promising Actor at the 2004 César Awards for his role in “Father and Sons”)
- Céline Kamina : talent agent at UBBA
The French and International Grand Prizes both come with a BNP Paribas €15,000 grant. Partner of the Festival for the 8th consecutive year, BNP Paribas supports the winners in the making of a short film with professional means and the help of a producer during a year. These short films will then be selected in festivals around the globe.
The CNC (French film commission) supports the Mobile Film Festival with two awards: Best Screenplay and Best Director awards, both with a €3,000 writing grant, put towards writer’s residences.
On top of these 4 awards, the Jury delivers the Best Actress and Best Actor awards.
The Mobile Film Festival gives its audience members and communities the opportunity to choose their favourite films, with two awards: the SensCritique Award, delivered in partnership with the online cultural platform via word of mouth www.senscritique.com , and the Audience Award associated with Première via an online vote on the Festival’s website.
OUR FILMMAKERS ARE SUCCESSFUL
Thanks to the support of BNP Paribas, 2017 French Grand Prize Award winners Violette Gitton and Paul Marques Duarte, for “I Love London”, have now started post-production of their short, “Louis dans tous les sens”. This film will be previewed for the first time at the 2018 Mobile Film Festival awards ceremony.
Tunisian filmmaker Rami Jarboui, winner of the 2017 International Grand Prize for “Soupe”, is in the final writing stages of his short film.
“T’es un bonhomme” by Sylvain Certain, 2017 Best Screenplay, SensCritique Award and YouTubers Award was selected in several festivals including the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival, the Cinephone Film Festival (Spain) and Très Courts Festival.
“Ojala” by Marie-Stéphane Cattaneo, 2017 official selection, traveled around the globe, being selected at the 100 Films in 100 Minutes Festival, European traveling film festival organised by the Kiev International Short Film Festival, at the Elche International Independent Film Festival (Spain) and at Super9 Mobile Film Fest (Portugal).
Guillaume Renusson, 2013 Best Mobile Film for “Une minute de silence”, prepares today his first feature film, “Vagues”, with Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”, “The Past”, “Samba”) and Golshifteh Farahani (“Body of Lies”, “Eden” and “Patterson”).
Morgan Simon, 2011 Best Mobile Film (“Une Longue Tristesse”), had his first feature film “Compte tes blessures” released in February 2017. Starring Kévin Azaïs (2015 Most Promising Actor César Winner), this film was selected in a dozen of international festivals and received the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 San Sebastián Film Festival.
Benjamin Busnel expressed his comical talent in “De Palier”, 2012 Best Mobile Film, which he since developed through his YouTube channel “Inernet” (more than 240 000 subscribers) and the mini-series “Le Département”, broadcasted on Canal +.
Alexandre Perez, 2014 and 2015 Best Director for “L’Acte” and “Parking” made a virtual reality short film in 2017 (360° filmmaking), “Sergeant James”. This film was selected in several international festivals including : Tribeca Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival and the Namur International Francophone Film Festival.
To know more about the Mobile Film Festival, you can download our press kit.
With BNP Paribas, you will always be inspired by cinema.
The year 2017 crowned a century of history between BNP Paribas and the cinema industry. 100 years during which BNP Paribas built a privileged relationship with the industry and nurtured shared values, to become the great European bank of cinema. The Group is involved in the financing of half of the French screen production. In Europe, it is involved in all stages of the movie industry’s value chain: financing of works, modernisation and support to cinema-going, development of new technologies, restoration of classic films, accompanying new talents… In a changing world, and with the emergence of new behaviors, BNP Paribas wishes more than ever to support cinema in its evolutions and offer audience members the possibility to discover new modes of cinema watching such as Virtual Reality, through collaborations with MK2 VR and the VR Arles Festival.