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Smartfone Flick Fest


Sat 14 Sep 2019, 2:00pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019, 4:30pm

Where: Event Cinemas, 505–525 George Street, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


Following last year's sellout success at the Sydney Opera House, SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) returns with an even bigger festival, including the inaugural SF3 Feature film and more Australian and international short films—entirely made on smartphones! The home-grown Australian success story now commands an international profile and draws entries from every continent.

SF3 2019 Full Program:

Sat 14
2pm - SF3 Kids
4pm - SF3 Masterclass hosted by Jason van Genderen
7pm - SF3 Feature, Founders Pick Flick & networking event

Sun 15
4:30pm - VIP and SF360
6pm - SF3 Gala Awards screening

The exciting SF3 Kids returns after last year's popular success. It features the best 12 films by filmmakers 16 years and under. The SF3 Feature is a first for the SmartFone Flick Fest and will be the Australian premiere of Blue Moon by Stefen Harris from New Zealand. Stefen (visiting for the event along with his lead actors) will present the film, live, and host a special Q&A following the screening. The SF3 Feature screening will also include the SF3 Founders' Pick Flick, The Reef by Sven Dreesbach.

Sunday afternoon's lineup includes the SF360 (VR films) and VIP party and the SF3 2019 Gala Awards, screening the best 15 Australian and international smartphone short films, including entries from Russia, Colombia and France. The gala is a red-carpet event, where an esteemed judging panel will award prizes to the winners of each category. Winning filmmakers, creatives and actors will share in a prize pool worth in excess of $40,000. There's a People's Choice Award too and the Official Selection of films will be available to view online after the Gala where the general public can also vote for their favourite.

SF3's newest ambassador, Australian/Hollywood Director Phillip Noyce says smartphone filmmaking is the way of the future. "A smartphone is a one-stop-shop for filmmakers: you can shoot a film on your phone, you can edit on your phone, you can even get distribution. That's why I'm supporting this festival!"

Fellow SF3 Ambassador, Australian actor David Wenham says: "A filmmaker with a smartphone is only limited by the boundaries of the imagination."

Noyce and Wenham join Nicole da Silva and Christopher Stollery as the SF3 Ambassadors.