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Mobile Blockbuster film festival

Domain for MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival - the 1st in Kazakhstan Festival of short movies captured on smartphone


MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival

Festival presentation: 

MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival is the 1st in Kazakhstan festival of short movies captured on smartphone.

The organisers are eager to expand the industry of entertainment, culture & art. They engage people to create content that will be broadly discussed in the internet & media.

Thus, we engage the audience to channel their energy into positive growth and development.

This year the Festival is being held in online format. 

Start of submissions: August 15, 2020
End of submissions: October 15, 2020

Online award ceremony: October 25, 2020

Official web-site:

Official social networks:


Instagram: @mbff_kz


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MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival
Art, Dance, Music
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Silent films
Student films
not specified
not specified
Animated Films
Fiction Features
Music video
Short films
Student film
Festival Info
Price info: 
free entry fees for participants
Opening hours: 
15 Aug 2020
Last attendance: 
Next Festival Dates: 
08/15/2020 - 10/15/2020
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Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Dmitriy Bainazarov
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
Dmitriy Bainazarov
Festival Programmer Email: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Olessya Kolesnichenko
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Festival Commercial Contact Name: 
Olessya Kolesnichenko
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REGULATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN MBFF: Mobile Blockbuster Film Festival

Please familiarize yourself with this document in order to avoid any misunderstanding in the future.

01. Participants should be persons over 18 years of age. That is all we ask. We do not want to limit participants by their income, disability, race, ethnicity, gender or anything else.

02. Topic of movies: ‘Time Machine’.

The plot, genre and form of expression within the participation are not limited.

03. Applications submission period: August 15 - October 15, 2020 till 23:59 (inclusive).

04. Participation in the Festival is free of charge.

05. The videos which contain open propaganda of violence, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pornographic, religious, extremist videos, as well as contrary to general human norms and principles WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

06. Videos can only be recorded (!) on a smartphone or tablet in Full HD format. Maximum 10% of the total duration can be shot by drones or action camera. Any other production equipment is allowed, such as: lights, cranes, trolleys, etc.

07. Videos must be cinematic in nature. Good quality and high resolution 1080p, and look good on the big screen. Allowed formats: mp4 (h264), mov, mkv, wmv, avi.

08. Participant can send one or several videos by filling out a new registration form for each of them, which will be considered as a separate entry.

09. Application form (indicated by the list in the body of the letter):

● Name of the author or team name
● Name of participants (actor, operator, etc.)
● Contact information of the author: phone, email, link to social network (Facebook, Instagram)
● Movie title
● Movie category
● Brand of the mobile phone on which the shooting was conducted
10. The video should be uploaded to the file hosting service. After that the link should be sent to the following e-mail:
11. Authors may use post-production software for visual or sound effects.

12. Videos can be of different types.

* for more detailed information on all nominations see the ‘Categories’ section below.
13. Categories:
L - Large (video’s duration 3-12 minutes)
S - Small (video’s duration 1-3 minutes)
XS - eXtra Small (video’s duration up to 1 minute)
MC - Musical Clip (music video)
SM - Stop Motion (stop-motion animation - cartoon)
DM - Documentary Movie
14. Nominations:
1. Best scenario (plot)
2. Best director
3. Music video
4. Cartoon
5. The jury’s prize
6. Best actress
7. Best actor
8. General Partner’s Choice
9. People’s Choice (Award for the biggest number of ‘likes’ at the Festival’s YouTube channel)
10. Best movie (among the videos of L-category)


15. MBff Winners Award Ceremony will take place on October 25, 2020 in online format.
All videos will be uploaded to the Festival’s YouTube channel.
16. All entries should be unique.
The authors of the video should be the sole rights owners of submitted videos and should not infringe copyright.
17. Winners in each category will be awarded by prizes from the partners of the Festival as well as statuette and diploma. The prizes will be delivered within a week after the ‘Winners Award Ceremony’ in online format (an open link to the livestream will be published additionally at the Festival’s pages in Facebook and Instagram mbff_kz).

18. The authors are solely responsible for the submitted videos.

19. Authors’ consent to the use of their films or videos for demonstration.
By submitting a video, the authors give the right to MBff Festival and its partners to use the full video or parts of them for display, presentation, distribution and promotion via the Internet, television, personal presentations and other means.
20. Any invalid registration (incomplete, incorrect, etc.), or violating public law or moral standards, or provided after the deadline of the Festival, will not be considered

21. The organizers of the Festival are not responsible for issues which are not covered by these Regulations.


Festival Organization
Dmitriy Bainazarov
11 microdistrict
Almaty city, Kazakhstan
Zip code: 
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Kolesnichenko Olessya
(MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival)

MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival is the 1st in Kazakhstan online festival of short movies captured on smartphone.

The organisers are eager to expand the industry of entertainment, culture & art. They engage people to create content that will be broadly discussed in the internet & media.

Thus, we engage the audience to channel their energy into positive growth and development.

This year the Festival is being held in online format. 




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