SBP is a pioneer in the mobile film industry, one of the first–if not the first–to bring films shot with only mobile phones to the big screen in a traditional film festival style. Our vision is realizing itself through the growth of the mobile film industry over that past few years. We began our quest in 2009, though founder Susan Botello had envisioned the camera on mobile phones, would be capable of shooting video for the journalism, film and business industry around the world after September 11th 2001. We began with the International Mobile Film Festival branded as International Mobil Film Festival™.
Others who supported this vision and were working to realize it in different parts of the world, along with mobile filmmakers, contacted SBP. We decided to collaborate with other mobile film festivals and support each other to realize the dreams of many filmmakers. Together we stood stronger in support of those who dream of being a part of the film industry through mobile phone filmmaking.
SBP hopes these podcasts will inspire and inform you to participate by sharing your stories through film with the camera that is always with you above and beyond any other. Your smartphone can help you realize your dream to be a filmmaker and to share your stories around the world.
You can find our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and a few other platforms. www.sbppodcast.studio
Susy Botello, founder of the International Mobile Film Festival, has been presenting a mobile filmmaking panel during Comic-Con International since 2016 in San Diego, our home town. Below is our smartphone video captured during SDCC’s 2019 50th Anniversary.