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Ep. 39 – International Mobile Film Festival 2018 (Preview)

The Hall H Show podcast welcomes International Mobile Film Festival founder, Susy Botello and Hot Nerd Girl from Star Wars Steampunk Universe to preview this year’s festival.  This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunesStitcher and Spotify. The Hall H Show podcast is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto.

Show Notes:

Hey there fellow nerds and geeks, Aaron Nabus here and thanks for tuning into the Hall H Show podcast!

The International Mobile Film Festival 2018 is almost here and I encourage you to swing by and check it out!

Taking place April 28 & 29, 2018 at the Marina Village Conference Center, in San Diego, California, the purpose of this mobile film festival is not only to create interest and spark creativity in people of all ages with limited income or resources but to actually inspire creative filmmakers to live to their potential and realize the opportunity to fulfill their dream.

The International Mobile Film Festival is indeed for everyone around the world…no matter where you are from or how old…or young you are!

For this International Mobile Film Festival 2018 preview episode, both Susy Botello, festival founder and myself attended the Gaslight Gathering, a steampunk convention that was held recently in San Diego, CA, so we could meet up with Tracy (Hot Nerd Girl), who was there with Star Wars Steampunk Universe for a panel about cosplaying for charity.

Star Wars Steampunk was such a welcome addition to last year’s festival, adding some pizzazz as they escorted the filmmakers down the red carpet. We are so happy to welcome them back again this year!

We talk about Tracy’s panel, the film festival and more! I’m so excited and can’t wait to learn from the workshops, screen the movies, meet the filmmakers and have fun on the red carpet!

Speaking of the red carpet…as an added bonus to this podcast episode, I have added a few short red carpet interviews from last year’s festival…enjoy and hope to see you there!


Red Carpet Interviews – International Mobile Film Festival 2017 (video version):


Creators interviewed:

Claudinho Andrés Gómez | Beat the City (Chile)

Mickey Harrison | Dingleberry (USA)

Anthony De La Cruz | Take Five (USA)

Lizet Benrey | Take Five (USA)

Miranda Mullings | The Bullying Problem (USA)

Richard Tews | Dingleberry (USA)

Brian Hennings | Express (Australia)

Aris Tyros | How I Became A Movie Theatre Murderer (Canada)

Mayté Richter | Random Numbers (Germany)


About IMFF 2018:

Meet filmmakers from all over the world celebrating their smartphone films as we present them on a big screen, they participate in Q&A Sessions, walk the red carpet during the Awards Ceremony and network. IMFF 2018 Program.

Saturday, April 28 11:00AM – 9PM | Day 1:

  • Opening, Special Screening feature-length film, Killer’s Requiem, shot with iPhone by Brian McLane with lecture
  • Special VIP Guest Speaker Tim Russell (Tuvok) from Star Trek Voyager with Q&A
  • Special Presentations
  • Official International Mobile Film Screening
  • Mobile Filmmaking Workshop

Sunday, April 29 11:30AM – 8PM | Day 2:

  • Presentations
  • Mobile Film Q&A Panel
  • Red Carpet Walk with Filmmakers and Star Wars Steampunk Universe
  • Awards Ceremony

#MFF2018SanDiego presents a Celebration of Mobile Filmmaking in San Diego. Meet people in the global mobile film community in San Diego and be inspired. Bring your smartphone and celebrate storytelling through film and video using smartphones. All ages welcome. Free parking in parking lot. Deli Restaurant on site. Limited space – so buy your tickets today!

Officially selected movies (Parental discretion advised):

Focus – *Brian Hennings

The Actor – *Narelle Nash

Philippines and Japan – *Seth Dacio

Charlie – *Miranda June Mullings

Italy – *Prakash Ghandi Natarajan

The Workweek – *Charles Copeland

I Don’t Know – *Anthony Bradley, *Pamela Bradley, *Amy Swenson

Creepy Feeling – *Jules Bartkowski, *James Hatzopoulos, *Adam Abada

Liquid Gold – Sonic Barometer

Milk Fit – Vilma Kartalska

Silience in London – Dimple Devadas & Cassius Rayner

In My Mind – Melissa Brattoni

Life Disrupted – Adrian Jeffs

Nature – Belal Taheri

Anniversary – Jessica Nicole

Ordinary Weekend – Edgar Mifsud

Send Me A Signal – Billy Leroy

*Attending in #MFF2018SanDiego.


Our Guests:

Susy Botello:
Founder, International Mobile Film Festival
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

SBP Podcast – The Voice of Mobile Film
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

International Mobile Film Festival
Facebook | Instagram

Tracy (Hot Nerd Girl):
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Additional Resources (oldest to newest):

Hall H Show | Our first Hall H Show podcast with Susy Botello (November 30, 2016):


Hall H Show | International Mobile Film Festival 2017 – Preview (March 20, 2017)


SBP Podcast | Upcoming International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Episode 22 (March 21, 2018):


Under the Capes | Episode 37: International Mobile Film Festival (April 4, 2018)


SBP Podcast | Celebrate Making Movies with Smartphones In San Diego Episode 25 (April 11, 2018)



Thank YOU:

Thank YOU for listening to the Hall H Show podcast! As you can tell, the International Mobile Film Festival is going to be an incredible event this year.

I appreciate both Susy and Tracy for taking time out of their busy schedules to come on the show and talk about it. If you have a story that you’ve been itching to share, using your smartphone to make a movie about it is fun…and far easier to do than you think.

I encourage you to check out the festival and get the perspectives of the filmmakers from around the world, from all ages and cultures who will be attending. Especially if you are a cosplayer! We know you have stories you want to share! Please purchase tickets at InternationalMobileFilmFestival.com.

You can find this podcast on Google Play, iTunesStitcher, Spotify and our website, HallH.com.

If you believe in our mission to be “The Voice of Independent Creators,” we would appreciate a rating and a comment on iTunes. And please spread the word on social media using the hashtag, #HallHshow!

Peace…cheers and don’t forget to support indie creators!

Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After being trapped on Earth for a number of years, Aaron Nabus grew to enjoy watching anime and Godzilla movies, reading comic books, eating kimchi, and playing 80's and 90's arcade, Nintendo and SNES games. When not roaming the galaxy, interviewing talented creators, he is a full time Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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