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Do you have a story brewing inside you, a passion for filmmaking, or a creative itch that just won't go away?

The time to wait is over. Your smartphone is not just a device; it's an affordable and powerful tool waiting to bring your vision to life. Here at the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival, we celebrate and support smartphone filmmakers like you. Through our smartphone filmmaking and video editing courses we demonstrate how you can harness the power of your phone to unleash your creativity and showcase your talent to the world .

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Our comprehensive and interactive sessions cover everything from the basics of smartphone filmmaking to advanced video editing techniques.

Register your interest for our next filmmaking workshop or talk to us about a bespoke filmmaking or video editing class.

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What to expect from our smartphone filmmaking workshop?

You will gain experience in the whole process, from story generation and storyboarding to filming, editing, and showing your work. The aim is to give you the skills to get your project film festival-ready.

Filming on a smartphone at the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival filmmaking workshop


Work on story generation and storyboarding scenes for filming. Learn how to create a compelling narrative for film festival audiences. Explore the art of storytelling and scriptwriting and how to use storyboarding to map out your scenes, shot by shot.


Learn the fundamentals of filming, including camera operation, composition, lighting, and sound. Get hands-on experience behind the camera. You’ll be amazed at what you can create with just your smartphone! 


You’ll discover how to edit your footage from your mobile device. I will introduce you to user-friendly video editing apps and teach you the basics of trimming, adding transitions, enhancing audio, and more. This phase is crucial for fine-tuning your submission to any film festival.


Master advanced editing techniques tailored for smartphone footage. Participants will also view each other’s final project, providing constructive feedback and insights. This collaborative review session will help you refine your editing skills and gain valuable input from your peers.

Filming on a smartphone at the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival filmmaking workshop

Ready to take your smartphone filmmaking skills to the next level?

Register your interest to stay updated on ticket sales and secure your spot in our next session!

Did a one day course with Rob and was blown away! He got us out there and making a film in the afternoon. Suddenly it all seems possible and not out of reach! His enthusiasm is infectious.



If you represent a community, educational institute, or workplace looking for a tailored filmmaking, video editing course or video creation experience, we would welcome the opportunity to create a bespoke course designed just for you.

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The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing the creative potential of young minds.


Our School Program is specially designed to bring the art of filmmaking directly into the classroom, making it an accessible and engaging experience for students. Through step-by-step guidance, hands-on activities, and expert facilitators, we empower students to explore their storytelling abilities using nothing more than their smartphones.

It’s an educational journey that inspires and paves the way for future filmmakers. 

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The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and the art of storytelling through smartphone filmmaking. Over the past six years, we have successfully curated and showcased groundbreaking smartphone films that have captivated audiences worldwide. With a commitment to excellence, we provide a platform for emerging talents to shine and share their stories with the world.

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