SMART is a new international festival celebrating the innovation & diversity of Smartphone Filmmaking.
In recent years filmmakers have created ground-breaking films with their smartphones, from mainstream feature films to Turner Prize winning film installations. Smartphones are always on us, unobtrusive and accessible. They have proved a game-changer in film and video production, bringing fresh approaches to cinema, influencing the direction of television and completely redefining short form. They enable cheaper, faster, more dynamic and more innovative shooting.
The gap between your idea and your final film has never been so small. You can now make an award-winning film with the phone in your pocket.
SMART’s aims are to:
- Celebrate the creativity and diversity of smartphone films, long and short
- Support a film community centred on the best in smartphone filmmaking
- Share know-how and expertise in smartphone film production
SMART has been set up by the team behind the first smartphone film to win an academy award.
This inaugural year includes screenings of the winning and nominated films and a guest appearance by a leading film director who champions smartphones.
Each category winner receives a classy trophy and a mentoring session with one of the judges (who are leading directors, producers and commissioners). They will also be offered distribution opportunities with Little Dot Studios (London/LA/Berlin) if they would like.
We like films made 100% on smartphones but anything shot more than 50% on smartphone is eligible.
For the 2021 Festival, because it’s the inaugural one, we are accepting films released from 2018 to the present.