The Australian born international smartphone film festival; the SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) is back in February 2022.

With more than 300 entries for short films and 18 feature length films from all over the world, the festival has selected more than 70 to feature online with curated programs for the festival’s Gala Awards final.

Two Australian entries are a part of the 9 best Feature Films: One Punch by AFTRS graduate Darcy Yuille and MISPLACED – a debut film from Sydney’s James Demitri about grief and mental health. The films will be screened with SF3 Mini programs on Sunday 27 of February.

One Punch feature filmmaker Darcy Yuille said SF3 was a top tier festival for smart phone films internationally. “To be included in the official selection and have my film screen for a live audience is a huge honour.”

The festival offers over $50,000 worth of prizes, including mentorships, classes, memberships, apps, phones, tablets, and mics.

Co-founder Angela Blake said that throughout the pandemic and snap lockdowns around the world, filmmakers have become more innovative than ever. “Smartphones have enabled them to tell their stories during these extraordinary times. Crew added: “With hard borders coming down – SF3 is looking forward to bringing filmmakers together from across the country (and the world!) for a true celebration of creativity and ingenuity.”

This year’s festival also includes for the first time the inaugural SF3 First Nations Award. Among the more than 30 other awards across the five categories are the #FILMBREAKER award for first-time filmmakers, Best Female Creative, Best Feature Film, two SF3 Kids Best Film awards (Teen and Junior/Primary).

The seventh annual SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) will run from February 26th – 27th. Film screenings are located at Palace Chauvel Cinema, Paddington, at the Actors Centre Australia in Leichhardt or online.

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