The rules are simple:

  • 70% of the film must be shot with a mobile device, (e.g. iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, GoPro, etc.) to be eligible to win. Film’s shorter than 3 minutes will be classified as a short film, film’s longer than 3 minutes will be deemed as a feature.
  • There is no time requirements on cinematography, comedy, documentary, or commercials.
  • No excessive nudity or excessive profanity will be allowed. Nudity of upper body can not exceed 4 seconds and no more than 4 profane words in a film
  • You cannot use copy written material unless you have a written permission to do so.
  • You can use multiple mobile devices for your film.
  • You can use any software to edit video and audio.
  • You can use any software for color correction or special effects.
  • You can use external microphone, wide angle lens, lighting, tripod, etc
  • You may not submit your film to any other mobile festival (unless permitted by IFF via e-mail), until 1 year after iPhone Film Festival announces the winners. Below is a list of approved festivals.
  • Your film must not have participated in any other Festival (unless permitted by IFF via e-mail).
  • Remember, this is a reflection of you, your work and most importantly our community.

Note: The submission deadline for the 2015 iPhone Film Festival IFF5 is March 1st 2015, all films submitted after March 1st 2015 will qualify for IFF6

Note: If you want to submit to a mobile film festival that is not in the list below contact us to get them added.