Vote for your favorite film to win $10k in filmmaking gear. The winning filmmaker takes home $10k in cash.

How to Submit

Shot on a phone.
5 Categories.
15 Finalists.

We created the Moment Invitational to encourage filmmakers around the globe to push the limits of what can be shot on a phone. We believe that making films with a phone is not a limitation, it’s an opportunity. The mobility, size, and immediacy of a phone allows us to see the world differently.

The Prizes

Ten brands have put together $100k in cash and gear to support filmmakers.

The People's Choice

$10k cash prize

Presented by Moment

The Filmmaker's Choice

$10k cash prize

Presented by Shure

Best Narrative FIlm

$5k Cash prize

Presented by Zhiyun

Best Mini-Doc Film

$5k Cash prize

Presented by Musicbed

Best How-To Film

$5k Cash prize

Presented by Brevite

Best Long-Form FIlm

$5k Cash prize

Presented by Nomad

Best Music Video Film

$5k Cash prize

Presented by Litra

MIFF Finalist logo

$1k Cash prize for all finalists

Presented by all brands

MIFF Finalist logo

$2.5k Gear pack for all finalists

Presented by all brands

the categories

Make a film that falls into one of five categories meant to challenge you as a filmmaker.

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narrative

We want to watch your indie dramas and hear your well-crafted scripts.

Mini Documentary icon — video tape recorder

mini documentary

Tell us someone else’s story. Make us feel what they feel. Experience what they experience.

how-to

Teach us something while keeping us entertained. Take your average youtube video to the next level.

long form

For experienced and ambitious filmmakers, we welcome your sub 15min films.


music video

Create the perfect visual journey to accompany an incredible song that’s under 5 minutes.

how to submit

Choose your category, submit your film, tell all your friends.

The Rules

  • It’s simple—the film must be shot on a phone or drone and fit within one of our five categories. Keep it under 3 minutes for the Narrative, Mini Documentary, and How-To categories, under 5 minutes for Music Video, and under 15 minutes for Long-Form.
  • By submitting a film, you agree to help promote the Premiere and the People’s Choice voting. Your support helps all of the filmmakers to gain more exposure for their work.
  • Once you submit… Share, share, share! Let people know about the hard work you put into this film. If you upload it to Youtube, we’ll add you to our MIFF 2020 submissions playlist. And make sure to tag @moment and #momentinvitational on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The Requirements

  • Must only submit one film per category.
  • Must be filmed on a mobile phone or drone.
  • Must be under 3 minutes for Narrative, Mini Documentary, and How-To categories. Under 5 minutes for Music Video and under 15 minutes for Long-Form.
  • Must be shot/uploaded in 1080p or higher.
  • Must be submitted by June 7, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.
  • For additional information, check out the Official Rules and FAQ.
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meet the brands

These partners share our mission to support filmmakers.