SmartFone Flick Fest

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The most innovative film fest around is back at the Opera House in October

The SmartFone Flick Fest Gala is a celebration of the little camera in each of our mobile devices. Films entered are under seven minutes long and have been entirely filmed on a smartphone or tablet. This is the fourth year of the event, which aims to prove that nothing will stop an imaginative idea, most especially the lack of expensive film equipment.

Two hundred entries from all over the world have been whittled down to 13 finalists, and there will be 11 prizes on offer that night. You’ll be able to watch and vote on the finalists, with films ranging from an empowered female boxing champion and a wonderful transgender story to darker themes like teenage drug addiction and drink-driving. You’ll also be able to rub shoulders with the industry’s elite, with judging from First Australians screenwriter Louis Nowra and Ros Gentle who appeared in The People vs. OJ Simpson.

By: Larissa Shearman


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