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
– a retrospective screening – Past-Present-Future
– New Voices – a category for young filmmakers
– Smart Geographies for AR, VR, mixed reality, drones and pocket cameras.

Submission via

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

Screening: 16th November

MINA Screening Partners:
Film Convert
Luma Touch

Supported by:
Swinburne University of Technology (AUS)
Ryerson University (CA)
RMIT University (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.


Gerda Cammaer Co-Curator

Patrick Kelly Co-Curator

Adrian Jeffs Co-Curator

Dean Keep Co-Curator

Max Schleser Screening Director & Co-Founder of MINA