With mobile phones its never been easier for anyone to take up filmmaking. The challenge we face now is collaboration. We want to change that. We want to unite filmmakers from around the world on a single film covering a single theme, from multiple international perspectives, with the single goal of bringing isolated filmmakers together.


We are looking for 10 dedicated and inventive smartphone filmmakers from 10 countries to collaborate on a single film project. The THEME of this project is "One persons trash is another persons treasure"


The breakdown

  • 10 unique filmmakers

  • 10 unique shorts 60-85 seconds long

  • All shot using smartphones

  • Complete story freedom as long has it fits into the selected theme

  • Can be any genre

  • All shorts will be combined to create a single short under the theme "One persons thrash is another persons treasure"

  • Finished film will debut at the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2022

  • Filmmaking equipment will be supplied to all filmmakers who take part courtesy of our festival sponsors SV ASSETS*


We were looking for a theme that was universal. Something that would translate beyond borders and cultures. We wanted a theme that would highlight growth and change but would not lock individual filmmakers into a specific structure.


We feel this theme is universal and is open to interpretation across multiple genre's working just as much in an action short as it would in a drama. It can be objects, it can be ideals!! Its wide open but it will unite each of us and our films


Example objects

  • Stuffed animals

  • Coffee cups

  • Shoes


Its open to interpretation with the more radical interpretation the better. We want each short to be unique and to work as a larger story.


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Terms and Conditions


We will be processing registration's for until June 15th.  Selected filmmakers will be notified by July 3rd 2021

If you are selected you will be notified. Filmmakers not selected will receive a notification no later then July 2nd 2021.

Filmmakers who cannot commit to the project must notify the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival team no later then July 5th so that we can source a replacement.

All films must be shot on mobile phones and the process documented.

Registration for this project is for over 18 years of age only

Filmmaking equipment provided does not include a mobile phone- People taking part must have access to a phone to take part. *