We kick off this week with 2 free online masterclasses!

We kick off this week with 2 free online masterclasses!

Kicking off SF3 2023 we have 2 FREE ONLINE MASTERCLASSES and we want you to come along.
Wednesday 15th November at Midday AEST / 1 am GMT / 5pm PST, join us for a music editing masterclass hosted by Andy Wilson, Head of A&R at Melodie Music where he will demonstrate the Melodie platform and features, and offer some great tips on music cutting and editing.
Then on on Thursday 16th November – 7pm AEST / 8am GMT / 12 midnight PST join our Editing Masterclass with the legends at Luma Touch – the world’s top editing app for all devices. This masterclass is designed for filmmakers of all ages and levels of editing experience. The Luma Team will show you the tips of editing on a device, all about their amazing app and will be available to answer all your questions.
Sign up for FREE here – https://sf3.eventbrite.com.au
Check out our new festival trailer!

Check out our new festival trailer!

Have you seen out trailer? Featuring a selection of our 2023 Finalists from across our 5 categories. Come and experience them for yourselves on the big screen and experience the best in smartphone cinema from across the world at our 9th annual SF3. Happening in Sydney at the Actors Centre Australia November 18th and 19th plus online too.

Get your tickets  via link on our homepage.

Trailer edited by our amazing Gala Finalist, SJ van Breda.

Lithgow Halloween Film Comp is open for entries

Lithgow Halloween Film Comp is open for entries

Do you have a short horror film filmed on a phone? Or have an idea for one? The Lithgow Halloween ‘Fright Night’ Film Competition is open for entries and wants horror films 10 mins or less. They must be shot on a phone or tablet and can be any form of horror, as long as they are G rated and there are 4 x $500 cash prizes up for grabs. Entry is FREE here – https://filmfreeway.com/LithgowHalloweenFilmCompetition or email lithgowtransformation@westernsydney.edu.au
Films will be judged in 4 category areas; ‘Most Creative’, ‘Best Performance’ and ‘Best Youth Film’ There will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ award and great prizes will be on offer.
Shortlisted films will be screened and winners announced at a spooktacular gala event launching the 2023 Lithgow Halloween Festival at 7pm Friday 27 October at the Lithgow Transformation Hub.
Lithgow Transformation Hub is partnering with Seven Valleys Tourism and Events and SF3 for the fourth year to hold the Smartphone film competition at this year’s Lithgow Halloween festival.
Drum roll please for our SF3 Kids Finalists.

Drum roll please for our SF3 Kids Finalists.

We are extremely proud to share with you our 2023 SF3 Kids Finalists. These films are the best up and coming filmmakers, ready to win Oscars in a decade or so. In no particular order, a huge congrats to these filmmakers screening at our SF3 Kids Finals on Sunday 19th November at the Actors Centre Australia at 11am Early bird tickets on sale now at https://sf3.eventbrite.com.au with code: sf3earlybird
Peachy’s Movie by Harriet McLean
An Awful Plot of Grass by Casimir Marshall
To be an actor by Aisata Bah
Watching by Indianna Thompson
How to be a Successful Serial Killer by Jared Elliott
HairTIES by Jade & BIllie Chipper
Alone by Connor Tattersall
Wake Up by Lewis Manning-Lourey
Time Machine by Aston Di Donato
Shaun Crossman: Elite Road and Track Cyclist by Felix Crossman
Blood Will Have Blood by Toby Makeham & Stella O’Brien
Fish out of Water by Spencer Tomlin
He She They by Lucia Lobsey
At Your Service by Max Shao & Charlie Bradford
Happy Birthday by Evie Lemay, Annabelle Szewcow & Trixie Raoud
Warren: An Interview with a Cartoonist by Amelie Kordina-Barker
A Day in the Life of an F-boy by Ajila Miller-Gersbach & Olivia Bottom
CATastrophe by Noah Kennedy
Let Him Out by Hope St Youth Centre & Milk Crate Theatre
The Tea Party by Natasha Gilmore & Pupils of St Albert’s Primary School
Taken by Prakash Gandhi Natarajan
Wish by Cabramatta Public School Class 6E
How to Defuse a Bomb by Wayne Tunks and Centre Stage Academy O.P.A
The Forgetful Memory Club by Aaron Scully & The Hills Drama School
Bullet Proof Kids by Tom Morfitt-White & Charlie Wason
Me. My eleven years. War by Marusya Shuvalova
Doll Disaster by Zac Deren
A Child’s Guide to Swearing: a Short Documentary by Miles Fisher
SF3 feature Film Finalists Announced!

SF3 feature Film Finalists Announced!

Today we are super excited to announce the Finalists in our SF3 Best Feature Film Award. These are the best films from our 28 submissions and they run the full gamut of stories – from a horror film in suburban LA, to a heart broken woman in South America, to wharf gangs in coastal India to a grandfather in rural Iran – we have it all. These films are wonderful and will all be available at SF3 Online kicking off for 2 weeks on November 18th. AND we will be screening horror film, Paralysis by Levi Austin Morris, live on Sunday 19th November at 4pm at the Actors Centre Australia. Early-bird tickets on sale now. Use code: SF3earlybird at https://sf3.eventbrite.com.au
And our SF3 Feature Film Finalists are:
1. Paralysis by Levi Austin Morris
2. The Human Voice by Luis Fernandez
3. In the Meantime by Nicholas Anthony
4. JOHN by Le Han
5. Downfall of Solomon Kparata by Akintunde Smith – Gsr Pro
6. To the Edge of Tomorrow by Rob Layton
7. MY HERO by Morteza Atashzamzam
8. A long afternoon by Sohibanoo Zolghadr
9. BANGER by Adam Sedlák – BANGER.film
10. KAALAL aka THE PAWN by Bharat R. Sekhar
11. It’s all In your head by Dhruv Solanki
SF3 Mini Finalists Announced.

SF3 Mini Finalists Announced.

Today we are so proud to announce our SF3 Mini Finalists for 2023. These are the best smartphone and tablet films from around the world, 3 minutes and less. Screening in our Mini & Feature Film Screening on Sunday 19th November at 4pm. Use code: SF3earlybird for our Early Bird tickets at https://sf3.eventbrite.com.au
And our finalists are:
Clock Off by Martin Reyes
How to write an assignment that you definitely did not procrastinate by Bususiwe William
Human Migrant by Kamal Mimoune Tahtah
The Elements of Movement by Brionne Samuel Olsen
Life in Pink by Vanessa Pellegrin
If Nature Could Talk by Billie Dean
OFFLINE by Mucia Njeri
Up in the Trees by Delmar Gustav Terblanche
Tadpole by Sam Vaynman
Mocha Madness by Greta O’Donoghue & Fran Nagle
Perfect by Matilda Cavenough & Edie Krone
Nightmare Amusement by Asia Dunstone
The Beginning of the End by Olivia Charlotte & Tirel Weerasingha
Look Up by Indianna Thompson