Join us for the second Mobile Studies Congress, which will take place at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

This virtual conference will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, project showcases and workshops. Download a draft schedule via

As part of the event, the 10th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival will be presented, including the new category of #EcoSmartphoneFilms co-curated by Dr Gerda Cammaer (Associate Professor at Ryerson University and co-founder & director of the Moving Image Arts international short film festival) and Max Schleser (founder & festival Director MINA & Researcher in the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology). 

Screening & Smartphone Film Festival tickets via

After the screening, Dr Karoly Bardosh (Associate Professor NYU Tisch, New York University) will present a keynote on Smartphone Filmmaking and 21st-century Storytelling.

To understand sustainability, we need to broaden the discussion and include multiple voices in this conversation. We are interested in exploring Imaginary Futures - Ecological Utopia and Dystopia, the Anthropocene as a global discourse with local impact and the development of ecological literacies. As there is No plan B, we need to create one.

Mobile Storytelling embraces the potential for opening screen storytelling to new forms and formats, as well as innovative ways to collaborate and co-create. In an inclusive, dynamic and provocative environment, our event will be focusing on exploring screen storytelling


Organised by

Mobile Studies International

Mobile Innovation Network & Association

Hosted by

Institute for Mobile Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

Smart Cities Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

In collaboration with

IRIS – International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling, Leeds Trinity University, UK

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China

Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Melbourne Conference team partner

Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS

Conference team partner

New Colombo Plan – Connect to Australia’s future – study in the region

Screening & Festival partners

Urban Screen TV

Luma Fusion

Struman Optics


Moondog Labs

FiLMiC Pro



Event contact

Dr Max Schleser

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