The climate is once again at the heart of the Mobile Film Festival for its 17th edition, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program, and with the support of a whole network of NGOs and international organizations committed to the environment. Directors are invited to create films according to the unique format that has been the festival’s originality for 17 years: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film.
Making Peace with Nature is an edition inspired by so many engaged citizen movements. The festival will be associated this year with 2 major United Nations actions during the next quarter. On the one hand the World Week of Sustainable Development Goals (from September 17 to 28, 2021) whose festival will be an official event, and on the other hand the COP26 in Glasgow (from October 31 to November 12, 2021) where the official selection about fifty films will be presented.
The Mobile Film Festival is first and foremost a digital film festival, so all films will be presented online and on all of the festival’s accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. All the films in the official selection will also be accessible free of charge for NGOs, associations, institutions, teachers who wish to broadcast them, among others.
The call for films will take place from August 24 to October 12, while the Online Festival will run from November 2 to 30. As for the award ceremony, it is scheduled for early December, a date that remains to be confirmed depending on sanitary conditions.
One of the main objectives of the Mobile Film Festival is to reveal and support the talents of tomorrow’s cinema by helping them to professionalize. For this edition, the Mobile Film Festival offers directors a committed theme: Making Peace with Nature. By giving a voice to filmmakers from all geographic and cultural backgrounds, the festival presents strong, militant and creative films.
For 17 years, the Mobile Film Festival has defended the values of equality and discovery by eliminating economic constraints through the use of mobile phones as well as free registration to the festival, while promoting the creativity of directors, who must tell a story. story in one minute or less.
Digital has been the DNA of the Mobile Film Festival since its creation, whose creative and brief format allows distribution on all screens. During the five previous editions, the Mobile Film Festival received 5,721 films from 151 countries, achieved an audience of over 134 million views, and supported young creators with a total of € 310,000 in production grants.
This year, the Mobile Film Festival will award 10 prizes, for a total of € 26,700 in grants for creation. These grants allow the laureates to make a short film with professional resources and the support of a producer. The prizes will be awarded by a jury made up of personalities from the world of cinema and culture committed to environmental issues.