Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

Posted August 08, 2018
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The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival, taking place in January of 2019, is now taking submissions from mobile filmmakers and video producers from around the world across various categories. With the meteoric rise and popularity of smartphone video festivals have sprung up around the world to celebrate the greatest and most innovative video shot on smartphones.

This festival has seven different categories for which your film or video could win. The categories are: Grand Jury Prize, Best 360/VR Video, Best Irish Film (you'll have to be Irish or have produced your film in Ireland for this one), Best Animation, Best Fiction, Best Music Video, and Best Documentary.

Submissions for the festival are now open and you can apply here. The entry fee is relatively low at $10 and the only major restrictions are that the video is completely shot in a smartphone (additional audio, lighting, and editing equipment are permitted) and that videos are shorter than 15 minutes.

You can submit your video here

If you have been following us here at, you know that we are very in favor of smartphone video production. Pretty much anyone with a smartphone has a broadcast quality camera with them at all times. The monetary barrier to entry for filmmaking is basically non-existent these days. Additionally, there are amazing smartphone accessories, some of which we have written about and reviewed here on VJ World, that can enhance your video's quality for a fraction of the price of what the traditional equivalent would have been.

Smartphones have truly revolutionized the world of video and have opened up a whole world of opportunities for millions of people around the world. The only barrier to entry now is your own will. 

If you have always wanted to be a filmmaker or produce video but never knew where to start, we are here to help. We can teach you how to shoot, edit, tell stories, and make money with your smartphone. Check out our mobile section to see more and sign up for a 10-day free trial here.


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