MINA X

MobileInnovationNetwork

10th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival
12th to 14th November 2021

Online Screening & Festival:
https://xerb.tv/channel/mina/virtual-events/2239

Mobile Studies Congress:
https://www.swinburne.edu.au/events/2021/11/mobile-studies-congress-innovative-planet-go-mobile-stay-sustainable/

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10TH INTERNATIONAL

MOBILE INNOVATION SCREENING

AND SMARTPHONE FILM FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 12 - 14 2021


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MINA X is our tenth year of the International Mobile Innovation Screening and

Smartphone Film Festival.

The MINA network started in 2011 in New Zealand, Aotearoa, and thus MINA was called Mobile Innovation Network

Aotearoa. After four great years in Aotearoa in Wellington (2011 and 2012) and Auckland (2013 and 2014) MINA moved

to Melbourne, Australia and became the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia.

After a short time, we decided to change MINA to Mobile Innovation Network and Association, so we could include more

diverse organization, such as NGOs and community groups and further develop links for professionals and rookie

smartphone filmmakers as we have done in the past.

At the same time, we were with our vision on the right track as we then had screenings in Ningbo, China in the following

years.

Even the COVID-19 pandemic could not press the pause button to MINA, and we are presenting this year's program online

and as a virtual event.The Containing COVID-19 screening program shows how mobile media and smartphone filmmaking

can get one through difficult times, build resilience and provides a positive outlook through creativity. During lockdowns

it is even more important to stay connected. MINA connects people across time zones and countries through storytelling.

The other pressing issue, of course, is the climate crisis. Our response, inspired by the #Nucleus transmedia project

(www.goethe.de/nucleus), which was conducted in collaboration with the Goethe Institute before the pandemic, was to

continue with the #EcoSmartphoneFilms program. The 2021 program is co-curated with Gerda Cammaer. The

#EcoSmartphoneFilms highlight how we can create a more holistic understanding with our environment and an innovative

planet. While smartphones might not be the most ecological tool, it is the most accessible camera and storytelling device.

This means every community member can participate in the conversations that are important to them.

This year we also present the New Voices program again, as in the last years, it is bold, creative, outstanding and pushes

the envelope of smartphone filmmaking.

And of course, the 10th International Mobile Innovation Screening program showcases the latest trends in creative mobile

media and experimental smartphone filmmaking.

While MINA took different forms and formats over the last 10 years. It started as a three-day long festival (see MINA 2011

program online www.mina.pro/screenings) and even screened mobile feature films in its premier edition, we decided to

focus to short films in the following years. In the last two years we introduced feature films with Blue Moon and this year

very honoured to have One Punch.

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Please enjoy at this outstanding program.

Very special thanks to Adrian Jeffs for the program design and the fantastic support by our Screening Committee.

Thanks to Tom Insole for a fantastic showreel and screening reel edits, Martin Koszolko for the ace music, Shuai

Li for the nice Instagram sharing of the spotlights, Felix Gyebi as co-producer and everyone that participated at

the Mobile Studies Conference.

The conference was co-organized with Xiaoge Xu, whose passion for mobile media has shaped the field for the

last 10 years. We are looking forward to announcing Mobile Story in an Age of Smartphones, published with

Palgrave MacMillan soon.

A massive thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Urban Screen TV, LumaFusion, Struman Optics, DreamGrip,

Moondog Labs , FiLMiC Pro, FilmConvert and Adobe.

And the Swinburne University of Technology student team: Callum Thomas, Michael Hollis, Ruairi Francis Walsh,

Madeleine Lively, Zinnia Vroland, Isabella Henry-Jerrett,Spencer Cameron, Leo Mitchell, Sam Cameron and Kat

Molony, as Conference team partner, supported by the New Colombo Plan – Connect to Australia’s future – study

in the region.

We are very honored to continue the great partnership and friendship with the Institute for Mobile Studies and

MSI, Mobile Studies International, and looking forward to the next 10 years.

We hope to meet you in person again next year.

Stay safe & stay creative.

Max Schleser

MINA Screening at Bunjil Place with MINA supporter Riley Jeffs, MINA producer Adrian Jeffs, MINA judge Daniel Schultheis, MINA

producer Felix Gyebi, UTV Content Manager Emma Shearman and MINA Founder Max Schleser.

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Mobile Studies Congress

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

Mobile Studies International

(https://www.msi.wiki)

Mobile Innovation Network & Association

(www.mina.pro)

hosted by

Institute for Mobile Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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

in collaboration with

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

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China

Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Contact: MSchleser@swin.edu.au

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Friday the 12 th of November

Conference Opening

Welcome Speeches

Xiaoge Xu, Founding chair of Mobile Studies Congress

Max Schleser, Co-chair of Mobile Studies Congress

KEYNOTE SESSION ONE

Melbourne, Australia: 12:10pm; Ningbo, China: 9:10am

Chair: Xin Pei, (China), Associate Director of Institute for Mobile Studies

Xiaoge Xu (China), Founder of Mobile Studies International

Go Mobile, Stay Sustainable

Ibrahim Sirkeci (UK), Professor/Director, International British Business School, UK

Human Mobility and Sustainability

Angus Cheong (Macao), Founder and CEO of ERS e-Research & Solutions

DiVoMiner and SDG Storytelling Studies

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATION ONE

Swinburne University iHub

Melbourne, Australia: 1:00pm; Ningbo, China: 10:00am

Panel Chair: Hilary Davis

Darren C Fisher (Melbourne) - Generative Drawing: Mobile Image Making for the 21st Century

Roanld James Baculo (Manila) - Re-Frame Your Mind: Telling Visual Stories of Mental Health Awareness through

Mobile Smartphone Filmmaking"

Farouk Abou Zeid (Egypt) - Primary Stage Kids'Adoption of Mobile Phones in Egypt

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION TWO

Swinburne University iHub

Melbourne, Australia: 2:00pm; Ningbo, China: 11:00am

Panel Chair: John McCormick

Dafydd Sills-Jones (NZ) - Y Trydydd Masg [The Third Mask] 360 MCVR

Augustus Raymond Segar (Sarawak) - XR Documentary

Max Schleser (Australia) - Memoryscapes

AFTERNOON TEA - LUNCH

Melbourne, Australia: 3:30pm; Ningbo, China: 12:30pm

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION THREE

Swinburne University iHub

Melbourne, Australia: 4:00pm; Ningbo, China: 1:00pm

Panel Chair: Darren C Fisher

Hilary Davis (Australia) - Mobile Storytelling Showcasing Sustainable Food Futures

Anna Wiehl (Germany) - When mindfulness, mobile media and artistic self expression meet.

Reflections on visual poetry, experiential experimental learning and on what connects eco media literacy

Martin Koszolko (Australia) - Documenting and manipulating the sound of local climates through

mobile music technologies

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BREAK

Melbourne, Australia: 5:00pm; Ningbo, China: 2:00pm

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION FOUR

Swinburne University iHub

Melbourne, Australia: 5:30pm; Ningbo, China: 2:30pm;

Panel Chair: Felix Gyebi

Aparna Sharma (LA) - Visual Inquiry and Cinematic Reflexivity in Mobile Filmmaking: A Case Study of Still Light

Gavin Wilson (UK) - Distributing Anti-professional Cinema: Negotiating the Circuits and Inter-circuits for Liminal Film

Festivals in Online Spaces’

Darcy Yuille (Australia) - Smartphone Filmmaking and Feature Films

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION FIVE

Swinburne University iHub

Melbourne, Australia: 6:30pm; Ningbo, China: 3:30pm;

Panel Chair: Diana Bossio

Milan Maric Markuza (NZ) - Vertical Video

Shuai Li (China) - The remediation on mobile video platform TikTok

Inger Knude Larsen & Steffen Damkjaer Moestrup (Denmark) - Live mobile video on closed platforms to subscribers

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION SIX

Swinburne University iHub

Melbourne, Australia: 7:30pm; Ningbo, China: 4:30pm;

Panel Chair: Shuai Li

Felix Amofa Gyebi (Ghana) - Collaborative Smartphone Filmmaking

Bhavna Pathak (India) - Media Dictionary a Tool for Media Literacy

Dominic Pink (NZ) - The Essay Film, Decolonial Practice and Questions of Authorship

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Saturday the 13 th of November

Swinburne University Innovation Precinct - Level 4 of the Innovation Precinct - FS401

Melbourne, Australia: 12:30pm; Ningbo, China: 9:30am; Sao Paulo, Brazil (Friday) 10:30pm

Chair: Augustus Raymond Segar

Paulo Hartman - Avant Garden / Sustainability Game

#Eco Smartphone Films

Melbourne, Australia: 1:00pm; Ningbo, China: 10:00am; Toronto, Canada (Friday) 9:00pm

Introduced by Dr Gerda Cammaer & Dr Max Schleser

SHOWCASE

Melbourne, Australia: 2:00pm; Ningbo, China: 11:00am; New York, USA (Friday) 10:00pm

Karl Bardosh NYU - 21 st Century Storytelling & Smartphone Filmmaking

Chair: Max Schleser

SHOWCASE

Melbourne, Australia: 4:00pm; Ningbo, China: 1:00pm; Istanbul, Turkey 8:00am

Chair: Dean Keep

Dan Schultheis - Cinespace (Australia) - Smartphone Stories

Zeynep Merve Uygun (Turkey) - A Showcase on SDG Mobilementaries

Miranda Wilson (New Zealand) - Letterbox Populi: documenting democracy during COVID-19

Smartphone Filmmakers Plenary Session

Melbourne, Australia: 5:00pm

Chair: Adrian Jeffs

Per invite for all selected filmmakers in the MINA International Mobile Innovation Screening

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SMARTPHONE FILM FESTIVALS

Melbourne, Australia: 6:00spm

Chair: Max Schleser

Michael Osheku (Africa) - African International Smartphone Film Festival

Angela Blake (Australia) - SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest

Robert Fitzhugh (Ireland) - Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

Krystof Safer (Czech Republic) - Vertifilms

INNOVATIVE PLANET PLENARY SESSION ONE

Melbourne, Australia: 7:00pm; Ningbo, China: 4:00pm; London, UK 8:00am

Polyphonic Documentary Storytelling & Sustainability

Dr Judith Aston - (Associate Professor of Interactive Media & Immersive Media at Bristol, UK)

Dr Stefano Odorico - (Reader in Contemporary Screen Media at Leeds Trinity University, UK)

INNOVATIVE PLANET PLENARY SESSION TWO

Melbourne, Australia: 8:00pm; Ningbo, China: 5:00pm; Nottingham, UK 9:00am; Koeln, Germany 10:00am

Chair: Dr Tim Breitbarth (Swinburne University of Technology, AUS)

Chair: Dr Anna Gerke (Audencia Business School, FRA)

Storytelling’s Role in Advancing Carbon Literacy: Racing to Zero

Dr Petra Molthan-Hill (Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development, Co-Chair of

the UN PRME Working Group on Climate Change and Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Dr Riccardo Wagner (Professor for Professor of Corporate Communication and Marketing and Head of

Media School, Fresenius University of Applied Science, GER)

Dr Chamila Perera (Marketing Lecturer; Co-Chair UN PRME Community of Practice; Swinburne University of

Technology, AUS)

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Sunday the 14 th of November

Online all day workshop by Unfolding Aotearoa via Discord

Unfolding Media Aotearoa members: Associate Professor Dafydd Sills-Jones, Dr Anna Jackson, Dr Rufus McEwan,

Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa-NZ

Melbourne, Australia: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Ningbo, China: 8:00am - 12:00pm; Auckland, NZ 08:00am - 12:00pm

SCREENINGS & WORKSHOPS

Swinburne University AMDC 301 or Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Zoom

Melbourne, Australia: 2:00pm; Ningbo, China: 11:00am

Max Schleser - MINA Smartphone Filmmaking

Rob Layton - Smartphone Filmmaker

Andrew Robb - Smartphone Filmmaker

Martin Koszolko - Mobile Music

MINA NEW VOICES SCREENING

30min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Xerb

Melbourne, Australia: 3:00pm; Ningbo, China: 12:00pm

MC : Zinna & Bella

MINA CONTAINING COVID-19 SCREENING

60min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Xerb

Melbourne, Australia: 3:30pm; Ningbo, China: 12:30pm

MC : Michael & Ruari

AFTERNOON TEA

Melbourne, Australia: 4:30pm; Ningbo, China: 1:30 pm

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SPONSORS WORKSHOP

40min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Zoom

Melbourne, Australia: 5:00pm; Ningbo, China: 2:00pm

John Parker - FilmConvert

Eliot Fitzroy - Filmic Pro

SMARTPHONE WORKSHOP

60min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Zoom

Melbourne, Australia: 6:00pm; Ningbo, China: 3:00pm

Stephen Quinn (Norway) - iPhone Film

Nico Piro (Italy) - MoJo Crises Production

Kev Lavery (Australia) - Adobe Rush

Dafydd Sills-Jones (Italy) - Transmedia Time Challenge

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63min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Xerb

Melbourne, Australia: 7:00pm; Ningbo, China: 4:00pm

MC : Max Schleser

MINA FEATURE SCREENING OF ONE PUNCH

73min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Xerb

Melbourne, Australia: 8:00pm; Ningbo, China: 5:00pm

Introduction by: Darcy Yuille - Director of ONE PUNCH

Q&A WITH DARCY YUILLE OF ONE PUNCH

17min Swinburne Studio at ACMI and via Xerb

Melbourne, Australia: 9:13pm; Ningbo, China: 6:13pm

AUDIENCE NETWORKING SESSION

30min

Melbourne, Australia: 9:30pm; Ningbo, China: 6:30pm

Event ends at 10:00pm Melbourne, Australia

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THE SHAPE OF AIR

Created by: Rob Layton

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone

Willy Nicholls is one of the few surfboard airbrush artists left in Australia. With his

dog Ruby constantly at his side, Willy continues a craft that started in the 1970s when

psychedelia and surf culture merged for a unique - and now dying - art form.

STILL LIGHT

Created by: Aparna Sharma

Country: INDIA

Device: iPhone

Still Light is an experimental short made of photographic stills. The film explores the

relation of light to perception. It is entirely shot and edited on a mobile phone.

The film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

NEXT STOP

Created by: Florence Weyne Robert

Country: BRAZIL

Device: Samsung S8

In the heart of Lisbon, a small abandoned district, wedged between the Tagus and the

railway, passes through two parallel movements. The end of the lives of a few lonely

old people living there and the new luxury buildings growing up overlooking the

Tagus. Old women used to come to a small café in this district and tell me some

discreet fragments of their lives.

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PUNTA ALLEN

Created by: Simon Keller

Country: SWITZERLAND

Device: iPhone XS

Punta Allen is a small Mayan fishing village in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in

the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The village has a population of 469 inhabitants,

has only 4-5 blocks of sandy streets and is only about 6-7 streets wide.

A WINDOW’S ST. LOUIS

Created by: Yedan Li

Country: USA

Device: iPhone 11

"A window reflect the moonlight, make it even lighter; a window stay the raindrop,

keep world into tiny balls, a window see through the sky from day to night, using its

clear eyes to capture everything close to it, this is a window's story, a window's life, a

window's st.louis. So, why not try to be a window for a while into another world?"

ODD ONE OUT

Created by: Andrew Robb

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: Samsung Galaxy S10

Struggling to fit in to a new community a lonely doll goes on a journey of discovery.

A 7 minute family film, shot on a smartphone during lockdown in our home in

Sunshine, Melbourne.

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ALMA

Created by: Elizabeth Marlo

Country: MEXICO

Device: iPhone X

The day to day life of a woman who only yearns to live.

NEED A LIFT?

Created by: Max Simonson

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone 11

It’s a day like any other. Kevin zooms down the street in his roaring blue convertible,

blasting his favourite funky music from the stereo. With the wind rushing through his

hair and the world flashing by, Kevin can’t help but feel like the coolest guy around.

HOCKEY

Created by: Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen

Country: NORWAY

Device: iPhone X

On the ice-skating court an eleven-year-old boy is practicing hockey. In order to not

be discovered by the bullies he tries to make himself as invisible as possible.

Nevertheless the older hockey players find out he's there. At his weakest, and with

great force he catches enough courage to stand up for himself.

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REVERIE

Created by: Vincenzo De Caro

Country: ITALY

Device: Xiaomi Mi 11

A director tormented by his next film catches the eye he's been waiting for.

WAR IS NOT A GAME

Created by: Arthur Mikheev

Country: RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Device: iPhone 11 Pro

The story of why only children should play war.

TODAY I WILL LIVE

Created by: Nico Piro

Country: ITALY

Device: iPhone XS

The biggest lie about modern conflicts is that they are fought on battle fields. People

who can't flee live in the middle of wars. This story is about them

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I AM A BLACK HOLE

Created by: Ronald James Baculo

Country: PHILIPPINES

Device: iPhone 8 Plus

An anxious young man becomes obsessed with black holes. The question is: will he

let his obsession and anxiety define him and consume him... just like a black hole? Or

can he escape the "event horizon" of his troubled life and be more than just his

mental illness?

THE OBSERVER

Created by: Dmitry Semenov

Country: RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Device: iPhone 11 Plus

This is a story about an astronomer in the mountains of Kabardino-Balkariya Republic

in the South of Russia. Amyr Aliev, an astronomer, argues about the sun, space, galaxy,

and roles of distance and solitude in the life of stars and humans.

DUSTRIA

Created by: Allison Tanenhaus

Country: USA

Device: iPhone

Dustria is a candy-colored, slightly sinister, otherworldly meditation on industrial

waste and atmospheric decay. Presented in the form of a hypnotic music video for

Boston electronic synth duo The Square Root of Negative Two.

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CATEGORY TWO

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AN EXISTENTIAL EPIPHANY

Created by: Phoebe Sinclair

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone XS Plus

'An Existential Epiphany' is an abstract experimental short film with science fictional

and existential themes. The film centres around a young woman struggling with

depression, and the epiphany she experiences whilst having a bath.

HAIKU

Created by: Shaun Wong

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone 11

We exist in a liquid state, our minds ebbing and flowing between deep experience

and peaceful reflection. Haiku is a visit to the shores of our own consciousness,

transported by chants and bells and rhythm, and the circular interplay between light

and shadow in a meditation inspired by Scott Barley’s Sleep Has Her House.

CYCLE

Created by: Jordan Blanch

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: Xiaomi Mi5

There is an innate rhythm that accompanies anything with a cycle. A journey that

begins at the same place it ends, while moving forward in time and space. Cycles

permeate every part of human life and take many forms.The waking hours of a person

is determined by the day/night cycle where light is given and taken away, along with

our state of consciousness.

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AWE AND DECADENCE

Created by: Carly Sol Kurrajong

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

You enter a palindromic montage; where colour and light juxtapose as you cross the

centre threshold. With a euphoric and visceral score, you are taken on a ride through

the world of awe and decadence or what you perceive it as.What does it mean to you?

Or what does it do for you? The pleasure of excitement: you release more dopamine

from anticipation of the reward than from the reward itself.

PATERNITY

Created by: Kali Doran

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone XS Max

“Paternity” is an experimental short film following the thoughts of Verloren, a

depressed adolescent who has a tense relationship with her father, as he is a constant

source of pressure in her life. This short film explores the struggles of finding a

purpose in life, with the added pressure of a loss of control and dwindling mental

health.

AM I LISTENING ENOUGH

Created by: Michael de Lange

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone 8

Am I Listening Enough explores the framing of humanitarian issues in the

contemporary media landscape particularly following the resurgence of the Black

Lives Matter movement.

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LIGHTNESS

Created by: Gaia Mitting

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: Samsung S8

An exploration of the unseen and the stifling power of the isolated mind as it

becomes overwhelmed by its own thoughts and tumbles into a state of unrest.

In Lightless, an isolated woman is confronted by strange apparitions and becomes

overwhelmed by her own thoughts, which soon begin to colour her existence.

THE DRAWER

Created by: Katerina Zafiris

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone 11

The Drawer encapsulates the experience of what happens to objects when they are

in a strange limbo stage- too old to be used but perhaps still slightly working,

therefore cannot be thrown away. It is a chaotic congregation of objects that

transcends time and space.

NONSENSE BREAKFAST

Created by: Elleni Yates

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone

What would it feel like to eat sound? This experimental film revolves around a

nonsensical breakfast of sound, as a human experiences this sensorial, psychological

phenomenon

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TRIBUTE

Created by: Katia Sophia Ditzler

Country: GERMANY

Device: iPhone XS

A performative poetry film about pecunia, passports, paradises and privilege.

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Created by: Marcus Bacarella

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: Samsung Galaxy S10

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN follows a hopeless wandering character who spies on, and

repeatedly attempts to invade a family’s property. The family is his own, and the

character feels so much shame and detachment from them that he has exiled himself,

out of sheer compulsion.

FLIGHTLESS

Created by: Bella Henry

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone XS

'Flightless' explores human longing and loneliness.Through the use of repetition and

reoccurring motifs the experimental short film transposes a visual experience of

humanity, touching on the discomforts of human isolation.

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CATEGORY THREE

MINA CONTAINING COVID-19 SCREENING

NO COMMENT

Created by: Vanessa Vox

Country: FRANCE

Device: iPhone SE

2020 is all about a tiny, for our eyes invisible virus that has gotten the center of

attention. Our social life is severely restricted while this virus can hardly be stopped.

It is rocking, shocking and rolling all over the world, day by day, moving forward from

country to country, accompanied by a huge wave of news and statistics.

EASTERN EGOIST

Created by: Martin Koszolko

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPhone 5s

In February 2021 Poland and Australia have been in various stages of Covid-19

lockdowns. During this time, I was based in Australia and my mum was living alone

in Poland. While the Australian summer was nearing its end, Poland had one of the

biggest snowfalls this decade.

SMILE OF THE MASK

Created by: Abbas Ghazali

Country: IRAN, ISLAMIC REPLUBLIC OF

Device: iPhone 11

Now I can be like others

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FABULOUS PHOEBE

Created by: Cassius Rayner

Country: UK

Device: iPhone 11 Pro Max

Fabulous Phoebe is a short film telling the story of a shielded cancer survivor locked

in with her abusive husband during Covid. She eventually goes outside and makes a

decision to leave him. Greek myth references turn Phoebe's story into plea for Mother

Earth. Being a piece of original poetry, it is entirely written in verse.

DURGA’S LOCKDOWN

Created by: Mitesh Take

Country: INDIA

Device: OPPO RealME 1

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a married middle class Indian couple is in a

lockdown situation. The wife stands against the domestic violence and becomes a

DURGA - the goddess of war.

CORONA BLESSINGS

Created by: Sandra Gaudenzi

Country: UK

Device: iPhone 6

Corona Blessings is a reflective smartphone film about how the Corona lockdown

ended up being a time of internal expansion and important discoveries. Just when the

world was shrinking, starting a collaborative project online allowed me to stay

connected, stimulated and creative throughout the full ten weeks of London’s

lockdown. While spring was unfolding outdoors, the unexpected happened indoors.

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CATEGORY THREE

MINA CONTAINING COVID-19 SCREENING

LOCKDOWN

Created by: Paul London & Tracey Moberly

Country: USA

Device: Various

The film LOCKDOWN was conceived as a way to embrace the globally enforced home

confinement during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Health Emergency of 2020.

Filmmakers Paul London and Tracey Moberly invited friends and family to contribute

to the film project using mobile devices only. Thirty six contributors globally

submitted their visions of the safety enforced LOCKDOWN and confinement to the

boundaries of their gardens and homes.

LOCKDOWN (STAGE THREE)

Created by: Liz Baulch, Liz Burke, Catherine Gough-Brady, Kim Munro and

Christine Rogers

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: Various

Liz Baulch, Liz Burke, Catherine Gough-Brady, Kim Munro and Christine Rogers

collaborated on this short experimental film about their experience of the monotony

of lockdown.

SHIFTED

Created by: Ben Treston

Country: UK

Device: iPhone 11 Pro

Shot and edited entirely on a smartphone, and filmed during lockdown in the United

Kingdom, the film examines the themes of loss and isolation in this unfamiliar new

world that a pandemic has created.

The film is a reflective and experimental piece created using only the limited

resources available during the lockdown period.

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MINA CONTAINING COVID-19 SCREENING

PARIS LOCKDOWN

Created by: Beraat Gokkus

Country: FRANCE

Device: iPhone 6s & iPhone 11 Pro

As a director and journalist, I am walking around Paris during coronavirus days. The

city is under lockdown and I don't know till when. But I have hope, there is always

hope.

LOCK TOWN

Created by: Antonio Benedetto

Country: ITALY

Device: Unknown

At the beginning of the lockdown declared to cope with the coronavirus emergency

Achille is sheltering at his friend Gloria’s house.

QUARANTINE (I KEEP YOU COMPANY)

Created by: Massimiliano Nocco

Country: ITALY

Device: fotocamera

A man alone at home finds a way to have some company but unfortunately the

dependence on social networks and smartphones makes the attempt in vain.

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#ECOSMARTPHONE FILM SCREENING

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it is the

only thing that ever has.“ (Margaret Mead)

The tenth edition of MINA is presenting a special program titled #EcoSmartphoneFilms, a showcase of contemporary

mobile film production about environmental protection and ecology in all its aspects. It is an eclectic collection of short

international environmentally themed films from all over the world made on smartphones, pocket cameras, laptops and

Instagram.

The films show the planet’s beauty as well as the various local, regional and global environmental challenges we are

facing. By using a variety of creative solutions that illustrate the power of mobile film, they help to raise awareness

about environmental topics from around the globe and make us aware of the role mobile media can play in this.

In the spirit of Margaret Mead’s statement that we should “never doubt that a small group pf thoughtful, committed

citizens can change the world” with this special #EcoSmartphoneFilms program we hope inspire a deeper critical

understanding of ecological issues and strengthen our commitment as both filmmakers and curators to inspire future

generations to go mobile and stay sustainable.

Gerda Cammaer and Max Schleser.

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#ECOSMARTPHONE FILM SCREENING

SAVE ME

Created by: Michael Coppola

Country: UK

Device: iPhone 11 Pro Max

SAVE ME is an experimental sci-fi drama short film about the fragmentation of the

human psyche, manmade planetary destruction and the possible end of the

subjective and objective world, told through the experiences of a lost girl stranded

on a deserted beach, accompanied by an epic orchestral score and futuristic sound

design with the use of CGI.

IUMBAR PROJECT - THE FIRST ONE

Created by: Martin K. Koszolko

Country: AUSTRALIA

Device: iPad Pro

This music video documents human intervention into environment. The footage

shows the fate of trees and other plants disposed of by human inhabitants of the

land. This short film raises questions about our relationship with the natural

environment and highlights the beauty of the shapes and forms of trees. This beauty

is evident even if the plants have been cut down and are no longer alive.

THE ALMEDA FIRE

Created by: David Scott Leibowitz

Country: USA

Device: iPhone 11 Pro

My Mobile movies took a swift turn from art to ENG when the Almeda fire swept

through this part of the Rogue Valley.

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#ECOSMARTPHONE FILM SCREENING

AFTER THE FLOOD

Created by: Alexandra Guillossou

Country: USA

Device: iPhone XR

An observational piece on two seemingly dissimilar St. Louis events that took place

in June 2019. Man and nature can be equally explosive and yet only one has the

option of choice.

TREE TIME

Created by: Alexandra Lerman

Country: USA

Device: iPhone 7 & iPhone X

Tree Time imagines a relationship between nature and technology unmediated by

human presence. The video was shot in the Amazon rainforest with a drone enacting

a disembodied point of view that floats through the densely compressed forest

canopy, taking off, hovering above the ground, and occasionally returning to it.

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#ECOSMARTPHONE FILM SCREENING

KAMINDA

Created by: David van Delden

Country: NL

Device: iPhone X & iPhone 11 Pro

A visual poem of a 3-year-old boy's journey of self-discovery. Kaminda revisits David’s

childhood adventures narrated by a young voice in spoken words written by Juan-

Carlos Goilo. From the dry northern plains to the atmospheric damp caves, Kaminda

takes you through the rustic landscapes of Curaçao with stunningly captured scenes.

Hear the primitive sounds of Curaçao's "Muzik di Zumbi" accompanied by scenes shot

under water, on land and in the air.

LITTLE BEINGS

Created by: DiAminda Ordaz

Country: MEXICO

Device: iPhone 8

I tended my senses and they were there,

I stopped to contemplate and they were there,

I opened my eyes and they were there,

I woke up and they were there,

I paid attention and they were there.

So I wanted to take off my sandals,

as not to hurt them with my walk.

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CATEGORY FIVE

MICRO AR / 360 SCREENING

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MICRO AR / 360 SCREENING

FULL CIRCLE

Created by: Naomi Condo

Country: CANADA

Device: Unknown

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USING VR HEADSET

Mikmaw filmmaker Naomi Condo, member of Gesgapegiag First Nation used the

circular frame as a device to connect the past and the present. Her collaborator Craig

Commanda, an Anishnabe musician and filmmaker from Kitigan Zibi First Nation,

composed original music for the piece. In their finished film, a young woman begins

her day with a smudging ceremony to honour her great grandparents and then asks

a series of questions about what might have been different if her ancestors had been

allowed to perform these ceremonies rather than have them suppressed.

METAPEROTIN

Created by: Mélina Quittich Niquay

Country: CANADA

Device: Unknown

A filmmaker, photographer and makeup artist, Mélina Quitich Niquay was born and

raised in Manawan and is now continuing her studies in Trois-Rivières. Winner of the

2016 Young Atikamekw Artist Prize, she uses her first incursion into immersive media

to bring spectators into an urban woodland, where she explores the process of

adaptation to her new urban environment.

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THE THIRD MASK

Created by: Dafydd Sills- Jones

Country: NEW ZEALAND

Device: Insta 360 EVO

This 360 documentary essay tells of the complex effect on identity of immigration

from one colonised country - Wales - to another - Aotearoa. I was indigenous to one,

and now where do I stand?

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USING VR HEADSET

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MICRO AR / 360 SCREENING

PLONGEONS

Created by: Stefan Buridans

Country: CANADA

Device: Apple ARKit

PLONGEONS is an augmented reality project designed from historic situations

deflected from their real context. At first glance, isolated characters seem to plunge

willingly in an environment not quite reassuring yet not specifically hostile, only

totally empty. Solid, pure and intact, the monochrome backgrounds echo the blue and

green screens used for cinematographic special effects inlay.

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DONDE ESTA MI CUCHARITA

Created by: Felipe Cardona

Country: COLUMBIA

Device: iPhone 6S Plus

Short made with a smart phone and apps about the mystery of the loss of a spoon.

Animation, AR and FX with Assemblr.

This short was used as material for Platzi's mobile cinema course.

Washington D.C., Arlington, VA. September 2020.

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WALKING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

Created by: Andrew Martyn Sugars

Country: UK

Device: Various iPhone’s

Screencast of an interactive documentary. the content is from contributions from a

community of walkers brought together by the COVID-19 pandemic. many sited

walking as a solace during the early months of the pandemic and lockdown.

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