Another fantastic year of diverse and creative entries. It was difficult to choose, but these are the top 3 winners for 2017!
If you shot it on a smartphone, you can send it to SPFF.
ENTERING YOUR FILM IS EASY AND FREE
The Smartphone Film Festival is an independent festival showcasing short movies made on smartphone by Halifax professional, amateur and first-time filmmakers, app addicts and mobile device wizards. Selected films will be shown at SPFF’s one-night screening party in spring 2018, where filmmakers and film lovers will watch the creations and cheer on the winners of SPFF awards (“the Spiffies”) for the best movies.
Whether you’re an amateur filmmaker, a pro or a first-timer, SPFF is waiting for you. Everything you need to get involved is in the palm of your hand. Submissions are open to all ages. And it’s free to enter.
If you have more questions about becoming a Smartphone Spielberg, we have a whole page of SPFFAQs.
Cash, public adulation and the Spiffies
Three cash prizes will be awarded at SPFF 2018! These awards will be decided by a jury, and films may qualify in more than one prize category. Eastlink Wireless will also be giving out a free smartphone!
$1000 First place
$500 Second place
$250 Third place
SPFF's official rules and regulations
Behind any great film is a lot of legal protection for the people involved. To make a long story short, SPFF doesn’t want to get screwed over by anyone, and it doesn’t want to screw anyone over, especially copyright holders. The full story is in these rules, which you are agreeing to abide by when you submit a film to the festival. You should read the full story.
The Smartphone Film Festival is run out of The Coast's offices. Drop by or drop a line to:
SPFF ℅ The Coast, Halifax’s weekly,
2309 Maynard Street,
Phone SPFF at 902-422-6278 ext 500