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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

Oct 2020

The Human Factor in Storytelling Making Films

October 13, 2020

When it comes to smartphone filmmaking, we’re going to have a collective epiphany and realize the question is not about the best phone, the best gear or the best app. 

The question is: how good is your story?

You’ve heard it a lot, maybe even from me! Story is king! But what is it about a story that makes a good film? Once you realize you have a great concept for a story, how do you turn it into a great film? 

Good stories usually have a human factor. 

In episode 88 of the SBP Podcast, I am going to speak directly to you for about 19 minutes. Would you like to hang out for 19 minutes with me? 

I have some news to share with you about the International Mobile Film Festival too. 

The regular deadline to submit a feature film shot with smartphones and not more than 10% drone cameras to include aerial shots is October 19. Hey, it’s all about 19 right now!

Feature films run from a minimum of 40 minutes and not longer than 120 minutes, or two full hours.

The regular deadline for short films shot with smartphones and drones, same rules, is November 19. 

Short films run no less than one full minute and not more than five minutes.

We only accept submissions on FilmFreeway and we are a Gold Level Film Festival so if you are a Gold Member you’ll get a discount on submission fees with us.

The other news is our new platform Mobile Film Stories. is a film distribution video streaming service for smartphone films and videos. It gives smartphone filmmakers an opportunity to earn revenue from Pay-Per-View streaming. Also, it has a free dedicated space for filmmakers to collaborate and network with their audience and other filmmakers. 

SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.

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How It Works page on Mobile Film Stories:  

The Quad on Mobile Film Stories:  

International Mobile Film Festival Submit on FilmFreeway:     

Article about Mobile Film Stories:

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