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Mobile Movies – Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony with Huge $/£ Prize

This competition is supported by Sony Mobile Communications Inc.,  which produces smartphone Xperia™ (Sony Mobile). It aims to expand the creator’s range of expression and opportunities for challenges. We support the creation of filmmaking creativity unique to smartphones. 

This is a free to enter competition. The submission period is August 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021.

The prize is 600,000 Japanese Yen, which converts (today) to $5,680.00 or £4,338.00

Eligibiity and entry details are below:


1. Short Films fully shot by smartphones. Any equipment could be used for editing. No limitation of brands of smartphones.

2. Japan Premiere

Not required

3. Genre

Any genres are accepted.

4. Running Time

25 minutes or under. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.

5. Production Year

The film must have been produced after June 1, 2019.

The festival committee will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the end credits.

6. Production Country


7. Language

English subtitles are required for submissions with languages other than English or Japanese.

8. Formats

Movie file.

Award and Prize

Best Short Award: 600,000 Japanese Yen

In addition to the above, “Biogen Award” will be selected out of the films nominated to SSFF & ASIA 2021 competitions.

Biogen Award – 300,000 Japanese Yen

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Among the films to be screened, the Biogen Award will be presented to a film that powerfully conveys the theme of mpgMake Impossible Possiblesch.

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]