In its 10th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in China (13-15 November 2021), New Zealand and Australia (via Urban Screen TV).

MINA is the longest running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone film-making in the Southern Hemisphere. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.

The #MINA2021 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (8 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.

In the last 10 years MINA featured new developments in narrative and non-narrative explorations, in documentary, experimental and abstract film-making. In 2017 MINA successfully introduced drone and in 2018 Cinematic VR productions as part of the screening program. Mobile AR, mobile VR and drone project videos can include project showcases and documentation (maximum duration 4min).


In 2021 MINA will present

an open call for mobile, smartphone and pocket films

New Voices : Next Generation 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.

Mobile AR, Mobile XR, MoJo, drone videos, AR, 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.

#EcoSmartphoneFilms a new category for stories and creative solutions for all kinds of environmental issues in the form of eco-centered short documentaries, narrative movies, experimental or animation short films, all shot on mobile.

Containing COVID-19 – Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in early January 2020, global efforts in containing the virus have been widely documented by mobile users around the world.

MINA Screening Partners:



Luma Touch

Institute for Mobile Studies

MoonDog Labs


Struman Optics


10th 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 mobile XE, MoJo (mobile journalism) and transmedia storytelling filmmakers, artists, activists and designers establish new forms of connectivity and sociability. Collaborative and co-creative film-making 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.


Gerda Cammaer, #EcoSmartphoneFilms curator

Adrian Jeffs, Co-Curator & Creative Producer

Max Schleser, Screening Director & Founder of MINA

Xiaoge Xu, Containing COVID-19 curator