Dublin Smartphone Film Festival, Ireland’s newest International Film Festival dedicated to filmmakers exclusively using mobile devices (Phones & Tablets) kicks off on the 27th January 2018. The festival will screen a selection of short film, documentary, animation and music videos, along with educational workshops.
With over 65 entries from more than 25 countries, Awards categories include Best Fiction, Music video, Documentary, Animation, and Best 360/VR film with entries restricted those no longer than 15 minutes in length. The festival programmers are on the lookout for strong original concepts with an inventive use of the technology and have teamed up with several smartphone equipment manufacturers including Shoulderpod, Helium, Iographer, ProShot, Gripgear and Zhiyun to award amazing prizes for each category.
The festival was founded by Robert Fitzhugh, a filmmaker who has previously worked for the Reel World Film Festival in Canada and more recently as part of the PR and marketing team for the Fingal Film Festival.
“As a filmmaker myself, I noticed how accessible mobile phones were. The phone provides an open playing field for filmmakers at all levels. No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for what filmmakers can do. Mobile devices offer all the tools a filmmaker needs right there in the palm of your hand. The festivals 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 Dublin Smartphone Film Festival will take place in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield on the 27th of January from 2pm to 7pm
Tickets are 10 euro and are on sale now
You can find out more information on their website https://www.dublinsmartphonefilmfestival.com/