THE FIRST MOBILE MOVIEMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL – CAPE TOWN
MMOCA, Mobile Moviemakers Film Festival Cape Town, is an online mobile moviemaking film festival. 2020 is its first edition as well as the first in its kind in the whole of Southern Africa.
MMOCA invites all aspiring filmmakers, entrepreneurs and others to submit short movie clips in the categories Documentary, Fiction and Advertisement. Filmmakers can register until the 15th of October and submit their videos until the 13th of November on our Film Freeway platform. Entry for students is free, for all others it is R100. Every entry stands a chance to win great prizes. The award winners, chosen by our jury of experts, will receive a production grant of R10 000 and a jury price of R5000. The festival will end with a VIP Awards Night at the Belgian Residence in Newlands (29 Boshof Avenue) on Friday the 4th of December.
MMOCA aims 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. MMOCA also wants to evolve into a permanent creative platform for aspiring filmmakers and actively support them on their career path. A nice add-on is our free professional MMOCA online workshop, where anyone who registers will learn how to make catchy videos.
MMOCA is an initiative by the Belgian Chamber of Commerce in South Africa and is powered by the Belgian Consulate in Cape Town, the Flemish and the Walloon-Bruxelles Regions together with the Flemish Investment and Trade organization FIT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian Chamber of Commerce Cape Town was forced to rethink its annual Belgian Film Festival.
MMOCA is borne out of a need for change. By focusing on mobile phone filmmaking, lots of economic constraints are being lifted, allowing everyone to partake in this festival. This point is ever so relevant in a South African context. Furthermore facing the challenges of today’s world, ‘mobile’, ‘digital’ and ‘online’ will become more the norm than the exception.