Max Schleser
Senior Lecturer Film & TV

International Mobile Innovation Screening

In its 8th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films at ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving-Image) in Melbourne, Australia and at Ngā Tonga Sound and Vision (New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound) in Wellington, New Zealand.

MINA is the longest running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone filmmaking internationally. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.

The #MINA2018 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (7 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.

In the last seven years MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract filmmaking. Last year MINA successfully introduced drone, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) productions as part of the screening program. These mobile and smartphone videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min).

In 2018 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

MoJo YAJA (Young Art Journalism) award for Mobile Journalism (via Art News Portal)

– 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

Submission via

Deadline: 30th July [Earlybird deadline 30th May]

Screening: 16th November

MINA Screening Partners:
Luma Touch
FiLMiC Pro

Supported by:
Swinburne University of Technology (AUS)
ANP – Art News Portal (AUS)

8th International Mobile Innovation Screening

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 filmmaking 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.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Premiere Clip

    Create and edit videos on your mobile device.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

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