The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival arriving January 2018


Set to take place in 2018, the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is Ireland’s latest international film festival dedicated to filmmakers exclusively using mobile devices. The festival will screen a host of short film, documentary, animation and music videos, with industry and educational workshops as well as a few surprises.

No longer is expensive equipment a barrier to creativity. Mobile devices offer all the tools a filmmaker needs right there in the palm of your hand. With mainstream filmmakers like Martin Scorsese insisting on using footage filmed on an iPhone for The Wolf of Wall Street, now more then ever is a festival needed to showcase mobile storytellers. The festival’s mission is to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to share their stories and to provide them with a platform to present these stories to a wider audience.

The festival is currently accepting submissions for 2018 in the following categories:

  • Best Fiction
  • Best 360/VR Film
  • Best Animation
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Documentary

 

There will be additional prizes for

 

  • Grand Jury Prize
  • Cinematic Film Award
  • Best Irish Film

 

All entries should be no longer than 15 minutes long and will be charged a small submission fee, with submissions passing through the festival’s Film Freeway site. Judges will be on the look out for strong concepts, originality and inventive use of technology. There will to be awards and prizes in each category with every submission getting feedback.

The festival will take place in January 2018. There’s plenty more news to be announced in the coming weeks and months. To keep up to date, give the official festival page a like on Facebook and check out the festival’s site. as well has Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat @dubsmartff

 

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Robert Fitzhugh
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Robert is a Dublin based film addict. When he is not main-lining cinema he tries his hand at making it. Loving everything from Superman IV to Schindler List. He tried not watching movies once, wasn't a fan.

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