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September 8, 2020
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LAUNCH OF FIRST STREAMING PLATFORM FOR MOBILE FILMS IS GAME CHANGER FOR EMERGING INDUSTRY
Market Demand Growing Globally for Smartphone Movies and Videos
SAN DIEGO – S. Botello Productions™ today announced the groundbreaking launch of MobileFilmStories.com, the first-ever Pay Per View multimedia platform for production, distribution and viewing of mobile films nationwide and internationally.
“Mobile films are the next big thing for the future of the film industry,” says Susy Botello, the pioneering founder and CEO of S. Botello Productions™ (SBP), which in 2009 established the critically acclaimed annual International Mobile Film Festival. “MobileFilmStories.com allows people to view the best mobile films and videos from around the world, support their favorite filmmakers through our Pay Per View showcase, and learn more about the expanding field of smartphone filmmaking.”
The innovative platform offers an online video-streaming service and community uniquely positioned for smartphone filmmakers and their diverse audiences. MobileFilmStories.com (MFS) provides an open space for the public and filmmakers – aspiring, novice and seasoned alike – to learn more about the mobile filmmaking process through best practices and educational resources. MFS also supplies the latest news and information, interactive communication, collaboration and unique networking opportunities for the emerging global mobile film market.
“With the exponential growth of smartphone usage, the market and consumer demand for mobile films is on the verge of skyrocketing internationally, especially with new advances in mobile, digital and virtual technology,” notes Botello, who also hosts the popular SBP Podcast.
The number of smartphone users worldwide is estimated to be nearly 4 billion by 2021, according to Statistica.com, and “is forecast to further grow by several hundred million in the next few years.” Moreover, about 96% of Americans across a broad range of demographic groups own smartphones, according to Pew Research.
Some of the mobile films on MFS are available for anyone to view free of charge. Others are placed behind a paywall, based on the length of the film or video – with unlimited viewing within a specified time period. Mobile filmmakers may submit their films and videos for consideration to be featured on the platform for Pay Per View (PPV) streaming and receive payment. Films selected for PPV are prominently featured on MFS and widely promoted on social media.
“MobileFilmStories.com is the best platform for smartphone filmmakers to gain global recognition and increase their earnings,” said world-renowned director Conrad Mess, the most awarded iPhone filmmaker throughout the industry.
Mess, who is based in Spain, added: “I have known and worked with Susy Botello for more than 10 years. She is a visionary pioneer who is one of the most passionate professionals in the mobile film industry.”
Among its many benefits, MFS allows mobile filmmakers to:
- Showcase their films on an internationally-recognized and accessible platform,
- Generate PPV revenue from their projects on a recurring basis,
- Inspire others by example to use smartphones to tell their own stories, and
- Find potential collaborators worldwide for mobile film projects.
“As trailblazers in this trending industry, we are well ahead of the curve and well connected to the increasing community of mobile filmmaking professionals around the world,” says Botello. “We are excited to empower storytellers anywhere on the planet to reach their full creative potential through the novel art of mobile filmmaking.”
Additional information about MFS is available at MobileFilmStories.com. Further information about SBP, based in San Diego, can be found online at S. Botello Productions, International Mobile Film Festival (including procedures and submission deadlines for 2021), SBP Blog and Medium. You can also find SPB on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Vimeo.