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SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.

We are an international festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.

SF3 provides a platform for budding filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.

That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!

Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy.

 

How SF3 works

From all the eligible entries, 14 films will be selected to screen in the SF3 Gala Awards Final Night, held at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Sydney on Thursday August 24, 2017. At this screening our esteemed judging panel will award our SF3 prizes to the winners of each category, and the winning filmmakers and actors will take home prize packs worth in excess of $10,000.

Leading up to our Gala Awards event, our Top Ten Films will be available online and the general public are invited to vote for their favourite. The votes will be tallied and the film with the most votes/likes, will be awarded our People's Choice Award which will also be presented at our Gala Awards event. 

Once entered into SF3, unless stated otherwise, your film will be available on our website for people to view. We are passionate about supporting filmmakers and helping get an audience for your films. We also partner with some amazing smartphone film festivals around the world, and all SF3 films

 

 

are considered for screening at these festivals, providing yet another opportunity to have your film screened around the world. Past Top Ten and shortlisted films have screened at the International Mobil Film Festival in San Diego, the Syria Mobile Film Festival and many more of our partner festivals. 

 

This year we are branching out into the exciting new world of 360 and VR films with the help of Marc Pascal, a leader in the field from Melbourne, Australia. Check out our SF360 tab to learn more. 

 

About SF3 Co-Founders Angela Blake and Ali Crew

 

Ali Crew

Ali spent her childhood in Hobart performing as an actress, dancer and singer, touring New Zealand and Japan and around Australia with the Australian Rosny Children's Choir. While still in Hobart, she performed in a number of productions with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Theatre Now Youth Theatre Company and Playback Theatre Company. After moving to Sydney, Ali performed in several plays with ATYP, including The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, directed by Michael Gow for the Sydney Theatre Festival. Ali then turned her focus to working in radio as an announcer and news presenter on stations around Australia and overseas. She later made a return to theatre, starring in WAGS - Wives and Girlfriends at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festivals. Ali has also since appeared in the award winning Short and Sweet play, Weeing on a Stick, which has now been made into a short film. She has also finished shooting the short film Jimbra. Ali has recently performed in the last two Mongrel Mouth productions of The Age of Entitlement and LikeMe. During the day Ali keeps herself busy producing and presenting for ABC News on radio.

 

Angela Blake

Angela is a Sydney girl who grew up dancing, singing and acting from the age of four. She has worked as a performer on stages all over the world for companies including Princess Cruise Lines, M.E.I., The Entertainment Store and many others. She lived in LA from 2010-2012, graduating from The New York Film Academy's Acting for Screen Program. She then went on to shoot countless shorts and web-series, many touring the festival circuit. She has also worked extensively in theatre and her credits include: The Silence Came, Love Game, Surprises, The Odyssey, The Crucible, The Silence Came, Popesical-The Musical and the Off-Broadway Production of Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love in NY.

 

As a director, Angela's first play was Eating Out, which she also co-wrote and produced in LA. Since then she has won the Wildcards and Audience Favourite Award for the short play Weeing on a Stick at the 2012 Short and Sweet Festival. She worked with writer, Adele Shelley to turn this into a film and she has just wrapped the shoot and plans to send it out to festivals world-wide later this year. Earlier in 2015 she direted her very first Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, for Sydney Classic Theatre Company and she was also Assistant Director for immersive theatre company, Mongrel Mouth's The Age of Entitlement and co-wrote and acted in their last play Like Me, which played in The Rocks mid 2015. As an actor she has also shot ads for Elgas, Keystart, Queensland Bananas and Verizon Wireless, and played guest roles in Channel 9's Love Child and Jane Campion's Top of the Lake. Angela also has her Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Journalism and is in the development phase for her first feature film, Burnu, plus a stack of shorts she plans to shoot on her iPhone! Just this year, her  1minute iPhone film, The Circle Game, was a finalist in the Mobile Film Festival in Paris, the Miniature Film festival in Vancouver and the Flash Film Festival in Berlin.  She is also studying for her Masters in Creative Writing at UTS. Check out www.angelablake.com

 

 

SF3'S Fabulous Assistant

 

Melissa Brattoni

Melissa Brattoni grew up in South West Sydney with her migrant Italian parents and two cats. Through her school life, she became fascinated and subsequently trained in artistic gymnastics. She attended a local actor’s workshop through Powerhouse Youth Theater which sparked the yearning to be involved in more acting projects. This lead to her undertaking two short screen courses through NIDA. Melissa originally began working as an extra and has been involved in various TV series such as Packed to the Rafters, Wonderland, and Deadly Women; as well as commercials such as AAMI, and Woolworths with a featured role. In 2014, she graduated from The Australian Film and Television Academy (TAFTA) full time 20 Week Screen Actor Training program in Sydney Australia, where she was taught by John Orcsik, Tony Bonner and many other notable industry professionals. Last year, she participated in numerous short and independent films in some minor and speaking roles. Melissa is also a skilled graphic designer and is currently nearing completion of her Bachelor in Media Communications with Charles Sturt University.

 

SF360 Collaborator

 

Marc Pascal

Marc grew up in Perth, Western Australia and as a kid was immediately fascinated with the power of storytelling. Majoring in film and a Minor in Writing at ECU, Marc began his career as a video producer in 2001, working with businesses and creatives to push the envelope in what video can achieve. After working with a handful of digital agencies, he found his way to Fairfax Media, winning The Age's coveted Ospar Award for his innovative ideas with special features. His knowledge and expertise grew in all things digital media, in particular how video can be leveraged in numerous ways for businesses and creatives alike in conjunction with any medium. Discovering 360 video in 2014, Marc knew it would transform visual storytelling and that virtual reality was the future. Founded that same year, his company BuildVR has appeared on major television networks such as Channel 7, 10, Discovery and more for its work in healthcare using VR, with its custom designed product SolisVR.

 

 

 

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