Mosaic Mobile™


Mosaic Mobile™ content is about challenging the conventions of storytelling. With technology leveling the content creation playing field, our focus is on how high school and college students can use today’s tools to tell more original, engaging stories.

Mosaic films celebrate creative thinking and discovery while exploring the diverse world in which we live.  

Have an idea for a film you want to create? Or have a class full of eager students with stories to tell? Make sure to check out the rules and requirements to see what aspiring filmmakers need to know before submitting to Mosaic Film Experience.

Rules and Requirements

  • Filmmakers must be a current high school or college student in Michigan
  • Films must be shot and edited on a mobile device (phone or tablet)
  • Up to two entries per person are allowed.
  • Films must be 2-3 minutes in length (plus credits)
  • Credits must include: production crew, APPs/devices used, music/stock and archival footage/sound effects (free or permission), art…
  • Films must include the three film criteria: theme, prop and saying.
  • Any music and sound effects used in your film must have copyright permission or be royalty free.
  • All films submitted are entered into the Mosaic Film Experience competition to be judged by a panel of area film directors, media literacy professionals and other industry professionals. Decisions of the judges are final. Submitted films may be screened at the Mosaic Film Experience event as well as shared on the Mosaic Film Experience website.

Mosaic entries, finalists and winners will permit the Mosaic Film Experience to use their name, contact information, likeness, publicity stills, film or video footage, title and log line of material in pre- and post-competition publicity and promotional efforts. If you wish to opt out of this stipulation, please make a request in writing and submit it to

The Mosaic Film Experience may, at its own discretion, transfer the submitted material to a compilation DVD for Festival screening, and the resulting DVD may be used for Mosaic Film Experience promotional purposes. However, said compilations are not sold or distributed by the Mosaic Film Experience.

For more information contact:

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Have questions about how to shoot and edit a film? Check out the resource section to get started.



  • $1000 first prize
  • $500 second prize
  • $250 third prize

High School

  • $1000 first prize
  • $500 second prize
  • $250 third prize

Rick Wilson Memorial Prize

$500 Prize
(Only high school student films are eligible for this award.)

Rick Wilson Memorial Award 

The Rick Wilson Memorial Award was created to honor the late Rick Wilson – Emmy award winning journalist, storyteller, and a leading voice in the area of equity, inclusion and diversity. Rick was an impactful member of the inaugural team of The Mosaic Film Experience. He was always willing to lend his support and influence to the advocacy of students in promoting their stories and the amplifying of their voices!

Mosaic Mobile
2018 Finalists

High School

Here are the 2018 Mosaic Mobile
High School finalists!

It’s All Different Now

1st Place – Quiana Wade,
Wyoming High School

Art is Timeless

2nd Place – Mariah Barrera,
City High Middle School


3rd Place – Alyssa Dodd,
Careerline Tech Center

A Poem from a Different Time

Finalist – Irene Kuperus,
Careerline Tech Center

Racism That has Changed

Finalist – Yailine Palomo,
Wyoming High School

Speak Up

Finalist – Willy Vernom,
Kelloggsville High School


Finalist – Kya Kerridge, Halle White,
Rockford High School

Adventure to the Battle

Finalist – Kalil Adams and Jayden Burgen,
East Kentwood High School

Through Different Lenses

Finalist – Morgan Weststrate and Lara Johansen,
Byron Center High School

The Flashback

Finalist – Sergio Sepulveda,
Innovation Central High School


Here are the 2018 Mosaic Mobile
College finalists!

The Waves

1st Place – David Astudillo,
Grand Valley State University

Trapped in Headspace

2nd Place – Matthew Anderson,
Grand Valley State University

The Art of Dance

3rd Place – Kendra Endline,
Grand Valley State University

Letting Go

Finalist – Breana Malloy,
Grand Valley State University