SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3)
February 26 - March 13
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages. A worldwide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a film. The festival’s 7th year will be live on screen in-cinema in two venues in Sydney over the weekend of Feb 26-27, plus online until March 13.
This year has seen more than 300 entries for shorts and 18 feature films, of which 70 will feature online with curated programs for the festival’s Gala Awards final, feature film and SF3 screenings, SF3 Kids and SF360 categories.
The 15 finalists for the Gala Awards include short films from China, Italy, France, England and Scotland as well as a slew of Sydney, Melbourne and regional NSW entries.
Among them is Leader by English actor and filmmaker Chris Overton, a previous winner of an Academy Award for his short film The Silent Child.
The nine best feature films selected include two superb Australian entries: One Punch by AFTRS graduate Darcy Yuille and MISPLACED – a stunning debut movie from Sydney’s James Demitri about grief and mental health. Each will be screened with SF3 Mini programs on Sunday 27 Feb at the Actors Centre, Leichhardt.