The International Mobil Film Festival teamed with Grossmont College and Mobile Fashion Show to present the fourth annual event this year.
Founder and producer Susy Botello simplifies the magnitude of The International Mobil Film Festival: “All films are made with mobile phones.”
Based in San Diego, yet the only mobile film festival of its kind in the United States, the International Mobile Film Festival is an innovative experience for Americans. Filmmakers flew in from around the world to present films, walk the red carpet and accept awards and special acknowledgement.
A live DJ kept the energy flowing with lively rhymes and rhythms of Top 40 hits while videographers, photographers and the IMFF production men and women brimmed about coordinating the event.
When asked to describe their films in 15 words or less, directors were concise and clear.
So-Cal’s own multi-faceted artist Jose Iturriga left “HORROR” in the irises of audience members with “Eyes of the Unwanted.” This horror film is “Based on personal experience,” he exclaimed!
Good-natured Robert David Duncan of Vancouver shared “Mr. Sad Hearts Small Day,” saying of it: “A lonely invisible-feeling soul who takes a train ride nowhere.”
Adi Spektor, actor and super producer arrived from Los Angeles to screen “How to Rob A House.” He described it as “Two thieves trying to rob the wrong house at the wrong time.”
Future Oscar-winning director, Alicia Hayes flew in from Arkansas, directed “Chasm”… “A young woman discovers that her lack of attention in the world will cost her what she values most,” she said.
Sponsors included Blackwing, Grossmont College, Mobile Fashion Show and S.Botello Productions.
As a startup, the International Mobil Film Festival holds a promising future as a pioneer in the mobile film industry. Most films are five minutes or less and all films are filmed from mobile devices.
For more information, visit www.mobilfilmfestival.com
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