In its 9th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in Australia (Venue TBC in the end of January 2019).
MINA is the longest running film festival dedicated to celebrating mobile and smartphone film-making internationally. MINA creates connections between filmmakers, communities and the creative industries.
The #MINA2019 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (8 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
In the last nine 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 2019 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
– 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.
MINA Screening Partners:
ANP – Art News Portal (AUS)
9th 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 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.
Adrian Jeffs, Co-Curator & Creative Producer
Max Schleser, Screening Director & Co-Founder of MINA