Mobile Studies Congress 2021 & MINA X

Conference, showcase and workshop tickets:

Screening & Smartphone Film Festival tickets:

Due to international travel restrictions, we are collaborating online via Zoom. The theme for the second edition is Go Mobile – Stay Sustainable.

The second Mobile Studies Congress will take place from the 13th to 15th November 2021 at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) Hawthorn Campus and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

The virtual conference will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, project showcases and workshops.

Please see draft schedule via link

As part of the event, the 10th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival will be presented, including the new category of #EcoSmartphoneFilms co-curated by Dr Gerda Cammaer (Associate Professor at Ryerson University and co-founder & director of the Moving Image Arts international short film festival) and Max Schleser (founder & festival Director MINA & Researcher in the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology). After the screening, Dr Karoly Bardosh (Associate Professor NYU Tisch, New York University) will present a keynote on Smartphone Filmmaking and 21st-century Storytelling.

To understand sustainability, we need to broaden the discussion and include multiple voices in this conversation. We are interested in exploring Imaginary Futures – Ecological Utopia and Dystopia, the Anthropocene as a global discourse with local impact and the development of ecological literacies. As there is No plan B, we need to create one. Mobile Storytelling embraces the potential for opening screen storytelling to new forms and formats, as well as innovative ways to collaborate and co-create. In an inclusive, dynamic and provocative environment, our event will be focusing on exploring screen storytelling and its implications and contributions to an innovative and more equitable planet.


The Go Mobile – Stay Sustainable initiative is organised by the:

Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

Smart Cities Research Institute > Future Urban Decision Making – Stream Citizen Capability and Habitat Futures, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

IRIS – International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling, Leeds Trinity University, UK

Institute for Mobile Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Mobile Studies International (

and the Mobile Innovation Network & Association (

Conference organisers

Institute for Mobile Studies

Mobile Innovation Network & Association

Conference venue partners:

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Social Innovation Research Institute

Conference team partner:

New Colombo Plan

Screening & Festival partners:

Urban Screen TV

Luma Fusion

Struman Optics


Moondog Labs

FiLMiC Pro



International Mobile Storytelling Congress 2020