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Join us this year as we celebrate smartphone filmmaking with a hybrid festival. We have a jam packed programme showcasing mobile films movies that will be screened both online and through theatrical screenings on the 30th of April at  Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, including the premiere of SJ van Breda powerful documentary Are Your eyes Nicely Open?


The past year has been isolating & we have had to find new ways to connect and stay in touch with our community. We decided to make this the  theme for this years festival, Global connection


Dublin Smartphone Film Festival promotes and celebrates mobile filmmakers, hoping to showcase the power you have in your pocket and inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves highlighting the best and brightest from our national and international community and putting a spotlight on the wonderful work they are creating using a tool as simple as their mobile phone




Every guest loves this Festival for different reasons. Not content with being a single once off event we operate all year round offering a range of workshops and only tools and resources designed to educate and entertain, all with the goal of building and supporting a community of filmmakers worldwide.

Tune into our Podcast, the Future Film Podcast where we interview creative's and filmmakers around the world to learn how to approach filmmaking from a practical and phycological level.

Check out or upcoming workshops all designed to aid filmmakers on their journey to creativity. These classes range from understanding the film festival process to script writing to funding your film through Kickstarter

Be sure to check out our regular blog articles designed to give you step by step insight into creating your first film

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This years Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is going to be bigger then ever. We start the day off with a smartphone filmmaking workshop.

Learning from inspirational examples from previous festivals entries we will craft our own short films shooting them around the historical IFI building before editing them together on the big screen.

Be sure to grab a morning ticket for this unique event has its not one to be missed

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This years Dublin Smartphone Film Festival we wanted to expand what you can do with your mobile phone

We have teamed up with award winning filmmaker Marty Sliwinski to supply a class based on virtual production using just your smartphone. Using the Unreal engine we will explore the massive potential that can be unlocked using your mobile phone

Be sure to register for this unique  free event has its not one to be missed


Limited number of places available now in a FREE ONLINE TIKTOK WORKSHOP - where you get some training and top tips from a professional to create a great TikTok video focused on climate action and the chance to win some great prizes and get your film screened at a festival! This workshop is limited to young people aged 14-18. If you are an aspiring TikTok creator: or simply want to learn more about filmmaking then you have come to the right place.

Join this new, fun, TikTok Filmmaking Competition and learn how to make your own professional, TikTok ready videos.

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What a chance to dip your toes in the future of filmmaking and win a prize worth €200?

The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is excited to have partnered with the Volograms app for an exciting workshop . Join us on the evening of the 5th of May to experience future filmmaking with a workshop on the Volograms app unlocking the potential to shoot 3d videos on your phone.

Volograms powers user-generated 3D content creation for the Metaverse. Using the power of artificial intelligence, their mobile content creation platform, Volu, is the first to allow smartphone users


Join our workshop on underwater filmmaking with Rob Layton. Rob is a career journalist-turned-educator who specialises in mobile journalism at Bond University, where he is also undertaking a PhD in mojo via a video documentary on Gold Coast surf culture. He trains journalists and content creators around the world on how to use their phones professionally, which has led him to work with Apple, Google, Al Jazeera, News Corp, among others.

In this class Rob will take you through his tips, tricks and equipment for shooting underwater while showing examples of his work. Grab a space for this class below.

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Tired of Gofundme campaigns for your films that go nowhere? Maybe you are looking for a new way to rise money for your film

The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is excited to have partnered with the Nick Sadler from a online platform dedicated to funding films using NFT's Join us on the evening of the 4th of May to experience a detailed breakdown of how NFT's work and why it is the future of funding your films moving forward

Grab a seat and start planning for the future of film

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The Festival is now in its 5th year and 2022 is shaping up to be our biggest event yet. 

The festival will now take place on APRIL 30TH 2022 and will be in partnership with the Irish Film Institute based in Dublin's City Centre

The IFI is Ireland's national cultural institution for film. It aims to exhibit, preserve and educate audiences about Irish and international cinema so we are honoured to be able to showcase films from our community on this national and international stage.

The 2022 event promises to an epic hybrid event carrying on the basis of these four key pillars, championing ourselves as a Festival that will create opportunities for industry professionals and audiences alike to discover truly new independent voices in the world of mobile filmmaking.

Ian leer filmmaker

A growing festival with a dedicated and friendly festival director. Easy to communicate with, and they actively push the films and filmmakers on their social media. The screenings are always sold out for maximum viewing of the quality smartphone films from around the world. Highly recommend."

Ian Leer