SmartFone Flick Fest wins showcase Australian talent

Two Australian feature films shared the award for best full-length feature at the seventh iteration of the festival.

Some $50,000 worth of prizes have been won by Australian smartphone filmmakers at the 2022 Smartfone Flick Fest (SF3).

Among them was Victoria’s Andrew Robb, who won Best Film and equal Best Editing for his quirky stop-motion film Odd One Out. Robb hails from Sunshine in Melbourne’s west and has been making award-winning smartphone videos for a number of years.

Seventeen year-old First Nations filmmaker Kara Rose graduated out of SF3’s junior categories and into a dual Best Female Creative and First Nations award, for her documentary eight minutes forty six seconds. Her award comes with a one-of-a-kind mentorship from Australian journalist and writer Stan Grant.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports