Dublin Smartphone Film Festival (3)


29 May 2020
Call for entries

01 Dec 2020
Final deadline


02 Jan 2021
Notification date

30 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2021


38,  14, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Festival description
Smartphone or Tablet device
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 30 January 2021      Festival end: 30 January 2021

The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival (DSFFEST) is a brand new international festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on Smartphone and Tablets.

No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for filmmakers. Now aspiring artists have the ability to write, shoot and edit, their films at the touch of a button. Smartphones are reshaping the way we approach filmmaking creating limitless possibilities in the palm of your hand.

The festival was created with the goal of encouraging these filmmakers to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices. We also aim to provide a platform to exhibit these stories to a wider audience. It is a chance to reward storytellers, who are using these devices to push the boundaries of narrative and style.

The festival takes place in the month of January and submissions are open to anyone with a Smartphone/Tablet and compelling story to tell. Throughout the year their will be events designed to challenge filmmakers and revolutionize the way we approach filmmaking.

The inaugural edition of the DSFF will present Awards for:

Grand Jury Prize
Audience Award
Best Irish Film
Best Animation
Best Fiction
Best Music Video​
Best Documentary

1. All Films must be shot exclusively on a Smartphone or Tablet device- (DLSR, GoPro, Camcorders, not excepted). Additional production equipment, lights, Tripod, Boom, sound equipment are permitted.

2. Additional editing software can be used for post-production, audio and Visual effects.

3. The use of filter Apps (Prisma) is allowed and encouraged but auto editing apps will not be accepted.

4. All Entries submitted must be an original production. It must not infringe on the copyright, trademark or other rights of any individual.

5. Entries must not exceed 15min in duration.

6. We welcome submissions in any language but we ask that all entries (not in English) be subtitled in English.

7. The Dublin Smartphone film festival charges a small entry of $10 dollars to cover administration costs for running the festival

8. Submissions must have full clearance for all content before submitting. Any issues that may arise due to infringement of copyrights is the Applicant’s sole responsibility. The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival and its members are not responsible for any infringement of copyrights.

9. By Submitting to the Dublin smartphone film festival participants agree to the reproduction and dissemination of their films for the display and promotion of the festival (Media, film festivals and TV).



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