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You can film with a mobile phone or a tablet. You can use accessories such as a microphone, stabiliser, filters, removable lenses, etc.
1 minute maximum, including credits.
For this special edition, organised as part of celebrating 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, your film should be based on the theme STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. The theme is very broad and extremely topical. We strongly encourage you to read the Declaration (link) and take inspiration from it to write your screenplay and produce your film.
All audio-visual forms are accepted: fiction, documentary and all genres, too: romance, horror, science-fiction, western, drama, period, thriller, Z movie, comedy, action, war film, etc., as well as stop-motion, time lapse, etc.
Films using motion-capture techniques and/or special effects added during editing are more than welcome, as long as the images themselves were filmed using a mobile/tablet device. Unfortunately, films comprising only graphic animations without any live action are not permitted.
Yes. The entry form allows you to list all members of your team and their role on page 3, including any co-producers and directors.
Yes and no. If you want to use any music in your film, you must hold the appropriate rights or have been authorised to use it by the author or its rights holders. You may be required to prove this, if requested by our team. There is, however, lots of royalty-free music available for you to use. Please take a look at the YouTube audio library.
Yes, you can enter as many films as you like, free of charge. However, only one film per director can be shortlisted for the competition. When registering more than one film, please use the same username, email address and password for each one.
Registering for the Mobile Film Festival
We understand that the theme of the competition this year and the way in which it may be addressed in certain films could put directors in danger. Therefore, we’re giving you the option to create a pseudonym, which will be used if you’re officially selected. However, we do ask that you include your real identity on the registration form (first name, surname, address, email address and phone number); this information will remain entirely confidential and can only be seen by the Mobile Film Festival team.
Please use another email address and change your username. The issue could be related to your browser. Please try again using a different browser. If that still doesn’t work, please contact our team (email@example.com), attaching screenshots of the error messages you’re seeing.
Don’t panic! Simply get in touch with our team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell them your full name, the title of your film, the email address you used when registering and the issue. Our team will get back to you as quickly as possible telling you what to do next.
You should receive an email after submitting the online form. This may take a few minutes. If you still haven’t received anything 24 hours after registering and have checked your junk folder, please contact our team: email@example.com. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Subtitling your film on Dotsub
Subtitling in the film’s original language is compulsory for any films that include dialogue, title cards, voiceover or any inscriptions necessary for understanding the story. Please note: do not embed any subtitles in your film! You should add them via our partner, Dotsub.com, when registering. We will create a free Dotsub account for you when you register your film. You will receive your login details automatically by email, allowing you to subtitle your film for free in just a few minutes using Dotsub.
We cannot accept any films with embedded subtitles. You must create or import any subtitles via our partner Dotsub.com. Once you have completed your registration form, you will receive your login details automatically by email, allowing you to subtitle your film for free in just a few minutes.
If you already have a Dotsub account, please let us know via the registration form (page 1), including the username, email address and password linked to your account. Your film will be available in your Dotsub account within 48 hours of receiving the email confirming your registration.
In this case, please use the same username and password you used in the year you entered. If you have forgotten your username or password, you can reset them here: https://dotsub.com/login
Yes. Once you have completed the entry form, you will receive an email confirming your registration or explaining how to add your subtitles on Dotsub, if your film needs to be subtitled.
You should receive a confirmation email as soon as your subtitles are approved by our team. Our team checks all subtitles manually, so there may be a short delay. If you still haven’t heard anything after 72 hours (don’t forget to check your junk mail!), please contact our team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The official selection will be announced on our website on 6 November 2018.
50 films will be selected.
Officially selected films can be viewed on our website, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts from 6 November 2018, as well as on the big screen during the prize-giving ceremony, which will be held in December 2018 in Paris. Don’t forget you can also visit our ‘screenings’ page to keep up to date with all the Mobile Film Festival cinema/TV screenings.
Two grants worth €20,000 each will be awarded to the winners of the Grand Prize France and Grand Prize International. These grants are designed to finance the production of a short film using professional resources within a year. The money will be given to an approved producer, who will take financial responsibility and ensure the film is completed. Winners may suggest a producer they’d like to work with, in agreement with the organisers of the Mobile Film Festival. If the winner does not wish to nominate a producer themselves, we can put them in touch with producers in their country.
Two grants worth €3,000 each will be awarded to the winners of the Screenplay Award and the Production Award by CNC. These grants are designed to fund writing workshops, allowing winners to develop or perfect their screenplays for short films.
The Audience Award will be given to the film that achieves the most votes on YouTube during the month of the festival (6 November 2018 – 27 November 2018)