ACT NOW Mobile Film Festival Awards in France 2021 (Win €46,000 in Grants)

ACT NOW invites applications for the Mobile Film Festival Awards in France 2021. Created in 2005, the Mobile Film Festival is an international short film festival with a simple principle: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Movie.

The goal: to discover, support and accompany the talents of the world to become the directors of tomorrow.

The choice of mobile phone eliminates all the economic constraints so that everyone can participate in the same conditions. The use of the same technology by all participants, and moreover affordable, gives the festival a democratic and egalitarian character on a global scale! The Festival also imposes a strong narrative and scripting constraint – telling a story in one minute – in order to identify the best young authors and directors.

The Mobile Film Festival Awards s a 100% digital festival, to reach the widest audience possible. However, its creative and very short format, but also the technical quality of the films, allow a diffusion all screens: mobile, computer, TV, cinemas …

In the last three years, the Mobile Film Festival has 4 international editions, 3321 films received from 116 countries, 65 million views and 183 000 € of scholarships awarded!

Worth of Award

  • For the Mobile Film Festival Awards, 2 bursaries of 20,000 € each will be awarded to the winners of the Grand Prix France and the Grand Prix International.
  • These scholarships are dedicated to the realization of a short film with professional means in one year. The money will be given to a confirmed producer who will have the financial responsibility and the good end of the film. The winners will be able to choose the producer with whom they wish to work, in agreement with the organizers of the Mobile Film Festival. If they do not know it, we will put them in touch with producers in their country.
  • 2 bursaries of €3,000 each will be awarded by the CNC to the winners of the Screenwriting Awards and the Staging Prize. These scholarships will be dedicated to the financing of a writing/workshop allowing the laureates to develop or perfect the scenario of a short film.
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  • For the Mobile Film Festival Awards, you can shoot with a mobile phone or tablet. You can also use accessories such as a microphone, a stabilizer, filters, removable lenses, etc.
  • On the occasion of this exceptional edition, you will have to make a film that meets the theme ACT NOW on climate change.
  • The theme is very broad and hot news. We strongly invite you to read the Resistance and Create Tribune and to draw inspiration from them to write your screenplay and make your film.
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How to Apply

  • To apply for the Mobile Film Festival Awards, fill in the registration form and upload your film on their website
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration. (Remember to check your spam!)

Deadline: Submit your films before October 12, 2021


Click here for more details and to apply