SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest


SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages. We are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.

SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional 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. The democratisation of filmmaking is here!


From all the eligible entries, finalist films will be selected to screen in the 6th annual SF3 Gala Awards Final, presented in venue partnership with Event Cinemas George St, Sydney, Australia in Spring 2020. Our Gala is a red carpet VIP night, where our esteemed judging panel will award our SF3 prizes to the winners of each category, and the winning filmmakers, creatives and actors will take home prize packs worth in excess of $40,000.

For our People’s Choice Award, our Official Selection films will be available online and the general public and Gala audience 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 be presented a week after our Gala Awards event. 

We are passionate about supporting filmmakers and helping get an audience for your films and we are here on every step of your filmmaking journey to support you and your film. Just reach out to us anytime.

In 2019, for the very first time, we introduced the SF3 Best Feature Film Category. It was a great success and we can’t wait to see what feature films we get entered this year, as well as all our shorts and VR/360 films. Do you have a feature film you would like to screen at SF3? Or a short that you think we will love? We want to see it. Please head to Film Freeway and enter now or contact us at sf3@sf3.com.au as we are on the hunt for the best smartphone features, short films and VR and 360 vids in the world right now.  

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 internationally. 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. Plus for the past two years, a selection of SF3’s Finalist Films have been chosen to screen 30,000 feet in the air on Etihad’s inflight entertainment system with a potential audience of 18 million people. Now that’s taking smartphone cinema to the streets…or should we say the skies!

Showcasing the best 360 and VR films from around the world, SF360 is back. We will select up to 4 finalist films/videos to screen at our Gala Finals and the Best SF360 Film Award will be awarded on the night. Check out our SF360 tab to learn more.


Friday 21 February, 2020
Monday 1 June, 2020

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