MMOCA Film Festival | Welcome to the First Edition of MMOCA

What is MMOCA?

MMOCA has been created to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative filmmaker, who uses the latest technology available from a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, action camera or drone) to create stories in a cinematic way.

The festival hopes to function as a career stepping stone for discovering emerging filmmakers in South Africa.

By focusing on mobile filmmaking, we eliminate a lot of the economic constraints, allowing more people to take part and compete in the festival.

Awards & Categories

MMOCA is looking for short films (max 5min in length) shot on a mobile phone in the following categories:

The Flemish Representation
Award for
Best Documentary

The Wallonia - Brussels
Award for
Best Fiction Film

The Flemish Investment & Trade
Award for
Best Advertisement

Who will be the finalists?

Out of all the entries, 5 finalists per category will be pre-selected by our in-house professional filmmakers’ team.

The films of the 15 finalists, spread over the 3 categories, will be judged by an international panel of filmmaking fundies. There will be one award winner per category.

Each category will present an award to one finalist offering:

- A production grant of R10.000: the award winner will be asked to use this grant to produce a promotional film for the sponsor of the award category. Details will be discussed between the sponsor and the award winner.

- A jury prize of R5.000

- Prizes for all finalists!

How to enter?

Entries to MMOCA are free for students and R100 for all others.

All films must be submitted by the 13 November 2020.

A mobile filmmaking online workshop will be offered for free.

The videos of all finalists will be uploaded to the festival’s online platform and can be viewed by everyone.

The festival will end with a red-carpet awards night at the former Belgian Consular Residence in Cape Town.
(*depending on Covid-19 regulations).

Our Partners

The festival is an initiative of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce Cape Town

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