Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2024

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DUBLIN SMARTPHONE FILM FESTIVAL

Welcome to the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2024!

It's with immense joy that we extend a warm welcome to all our patrons, filmmakers, and enthusiasts alike We're thrilled to be back for another exhilarating edition of the festival.

Mark your calendars because, on the 30th of March, we'll be unveiling the outstanding winners of this year ' s festival. These winning films will be showcased in a special program, highlighting the remarkable talent and creativity within our community.

every year our dedication to celebrating the ingenuity of smartphone filmmakers from every corner of the globe remains steadfast.

Join us in the Ireland Institute as we come together to revel in the artistry, innovation, and diversity of smartphone cinema

See you at the Festival!

I N T R O D U C T I O N

FILMMAKING

WORKSHOP

Irish Film Institute

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 1

The Ireland Institute (Pearse Centre)

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 2

The Ireland Institute (Pearse Centre)

SHORTS PROGRAME 3

The Ireland Institute (Pearse Centre)

2024 AWARDS

The Ireland Institute (Pearse Centre)

W W W . D U B L I N S M A R T P H O N E F I L M F E S T I V A L . C O M F E S T I V A L S C H E D U L E - 3 0 T H O F M A R C H CLOSING NETWORKING 10.15-12.30 14:00-14:45 15:00-15:45 17:00-17:30 18:30-20:00 16:00-16:45

Given the unique nature of the event and our access to such a wonderful location in the heart of the city center, we felt it was our duty to deliver the best event yet for 2024

We are offering a broad program ranging from practical to informative From live smartphone filmmaking workshops to European premieres, The short film programme will give people the opportunity to get a full scope of the power they have in their pockets and the limitless possibilities of what they can achieve in filmmaking

Ticket Prices:

Filmmaking Workshop: €7 00

Short Film Tickets: €11.50

To book: Visit our website or www dublinsmartphonefilmfestival com

FILMMAKING WORKSHOP (16+)

10.15 am-12.45 pm

Starting the event with a bang we will work together to create our own smartphone shorts

Learning from inspirational examples from previous festivals we will craft our own short films shooting them around the historical Irish Film Institute before editing them together to be viewed in the class

SHORT FILM PROGRAMME (16+)

2 PM-4.45 pm

A selection of short films and music videos from both home and abroad We showcase the best and brightest of mobile filmmakers from around the Globe

T H E D A Y I N D E T A I L

S H O R T S P R O G R A M O N E ( 1 6

2pm-2.45pm

Our popular Short Shorts Programme includes a colourful and varied array of work from around the globe

The selection includes a mix of animation, documentary, fiction and music films, all demonstrating the creative potential of the phone in your pocket The programme features both home-grown and international talent with shorts from as far away as Australia

THE COMMUTE U N I T E D K I N G D O M

HOMANHO IN HOMANTIN

H O N G K O N G

A short film that shows the frustrations of a commute to work with the most annoying morning person alive

Ireland • 2024 • 10.57 min •

Drama/ English

Director: Ronan Lavery

Ho Man Ho grew up with his father telling tales of their ancestor Ho Man and his great treasures, and has always believed that the land Ho Man Tin was acquired by Ho Man who resides there. Since young, Ho Man Ho has explored the area, looking for legendary treasures After his father passed, Ho Man Ho moved away to pursue his career Having all grown up, he happened to pass by Ho Man Tin again, revisiting his childhood memories…

Hong Kong• 2024 • 5.07 mins •

Fiction /Cantonese

Director: Wai Yee, Wylie Chan

+ )

EX MOP COLOMBIA

A mop reminds a dancer of his love hangover.

Colombia • 2023 • 1 mins •

Fiction/English

Director:Carlos Andres Reyes

THE QUEST F R A

A group of friends find an old map and decide to seek the treasure, but someone comes in their way

France • 2023 • 6.42 mins •

Fictions Short

Director: Samuel Cahill, Tao Bensoussan

N C
E
S H O R T S P R O G R A M O N E

WE USE TO BE FORBIDDEN

IRAN

This powerful and effective short documentary about the treatment of women in Iran is told through the eyes of women who have left or remain

IRAN • 2023 • 4.55 mins •

Documentary/Persian

Director: Saba Ghasemi

HUMAN MIGRANT

M O R O C C O

At the first light of dawn, Demba and Awa flee with their son Adama through a dense forest towards the north Their goal is to cross the border to offer a better future for their child...

MOROCCO • 2023 • 1:21 mins •

Fiction/ English

Director: Kamal Mimoune TAHTAH

S H O R T S P R O G R A M O N E

REMINISCE I R E L A N D

A boy remembers his last night out with his best friend

A small ball of wool makes a sacrifice for love

IRELAND • 2023 • 4.15 mins •

Fiction

Director: Cian Conachy

WARM BODIES U S A

The video is an expression of his feelings towards an emotionally complicated exfriendship that became completely onesided

UNITED STATES• 2023 • 4.55 mins •

Music video

Director: Suana Hasani

Egypt • 2023 • 6:00 mins •

Animation

Director: Mai Wael Mohamed

F O R Y O U EGYPT
S H O R T S P R O G R A M O N E ( 1 6 + )

3pm-3.45pm

IDIOT PROOF

A U S T R A L I A

H E L L O M O M M Y

IRELAND

Three friends try to pull off the most audacious and idiotic heist in recent history: robbing their own workplace

AUSTRALIA • 2023 • 12:17 secs

Fiction/English

Director: Jonathan Lagudi, Laura BroganBrowne

Hello Mommy is a personal message to my dearest mother who passed away suddenly during my first month of university in November 2019.

My mother had always been worried about me going to study in Ireland alone, afraid that I would be lonely without family or friends. Now, after studying in Ireland for four years, there are so many things I want to tell her

This animation is a means of closure for myself, a way to say my final goodbye to my beloved Mommy. It is also a love letter of appreciation to my friends and family letting them know their offer of love and company during my journey of grief has been felt Sometimes when you lose someone, it can be so heart-breaking and painful that you can only see what you have lost We forget about the people who are still around us, still loving us Instead of focusing on what I have lost, I chose to appreciate the people who are still around me and found just how deeply I am loved. - Nadia Tai

Ireland • 2023 • 2.00 mins •

Animation

Director: Nadia Tai

S H O R T S P R O G R A M T W O ( 1 6 + )

FLIPPING PAGES

An ode to the classic art of drawing animation on paper

Joe and Kate meet again Two years since they first met in a cafe they find out how Covid has affected their lives, for better and for worse.

United States • 2023 •1.46min

Documentary/English

Director: Jason Lethcoe

Ireland • 2023 • 10.57 mins •

Fiction/English

Director: Frank W Kelly

U N I T E D S T A T E S N O W A N D T H E N IRELAND
3pm-3.45pm S H O R T S P R O G R A M T W O ( 1 6 + )

3pm-3.45pm

THE WALK OF SHANE

I R E L A N D

A cheating husband wakes up with a hangover

D R I P UNITED STATES

Ireland• 2023 •3.47min

Fiction/English

Director: Colum Higgins

“Drip” is about a mother who uses daydreaming as a coping mechanism for depression and trauma As she jumps through different “worlds” to escape her depression, they are each perverted into different subgenres of horror by a blue, blood-like substance But how long can she run until her depression finally catches up to her?

United States • 2023 • 9.16 mins •

Fiction/English

Director: Sammie Rose

S H O R T S P R O G R A M T W O ( 1 6 + )

3pm-3.45pm

INVISIBLE explores the delicate intricacies of a relationship, where the thin line between togetherness and loneliness becomes increasingly blurred

Ireland • 2023 3.00 mins

• Fiction/English Director: Barbara Soares

INVISIBLE IRELAND
S H O R T S P R O G R A M T W O ( 1 6 + )

4pm-4.45pm

Two sisters go on a road trip to visit their dad's grave and have to confront the emotional weight of the last six years

A peek into the life of Musician, Emily McCormick, and the challenges she faces both in her career and everyday life living with endometriosis.

United States• 2023 • 12.55min

Fiction/English

Director: Courtney Coker

UK • 2023 • 3.41 mins •

Documentary/English

Director: John William Chambers, Em Jane McCaughey

U N I T E D S T A T E S A F L A R E F O R M U S I C UNITED
LODI
KINGDOM
S H O R T P R O G R A M T H R E E ( 1 6 + )

4pm-4.45pm

WHERE’S THE LADY I R E L A N D

This film noir comedy spoof pays homage to the noir/detective/mystery film genres With verbal gags, slapstick physicality, and an absurd situation this movie short will entertain fans of films such as “The Glass Onion-Knives Out” and “Airplane”

Follow the self-absorbed Detective Brown as he encounters the enigmatic femme fatale, Mrs. Red Herring, and want-to-becriminal, Andrew Wilde. Vape-filled monologues, fish puns, and a jazzy saxophonist with some really good background tunes make for some silly fun and good guffaw

Shot on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Ireland• 2023 •7.30min

Fiction/English

Director: Cormac Moore

A freelance photographer is assigned a new virtual assistant Tilda has been specially resourced for Martin’s requirements Or maybe not.

Ireland • 2023 • 9:06 mins •

Fiction/English

Director: George Carter

T i l
d a 0 2 IRELAND
S H O R T P R O G R A M T H R E E ( 1 6 + )

4pm-4.45pm

This short film focuses on the abundance of disposable utensils and condiments that we never use How do we tackle this?

United States• 2023 •1.00min

Fiction/English

Director: Alexandra Guillossou

A response to the men who dumped me by text

Created and conceived at Kino Guarimba film residency,

Ireland • 2023 •3:00 mins •

Fiction

Director: Gráinne Holmes Blumenthal

V O I C E M E S S A G E IRELAND
FORKS U S A
S H O R T S P R O G R A M T H R E E ( 1 6 + )

SERVING THE LADIES

SWITZERLAND

Does heterosexual male prostitution exist? Why would a woman hire a sex worker and at what price? An escort boy and a client talk about their experiences in an authentic way, Far from the usual clichés, it lifts the taboos on a practice that is still not very well-known

Ireland • 2023 10:00 mins

Documentary/English

Director: Katia Sauthier

S H O R T S P R O G R A M T H R E E ( 1 6 + )
4pm-4.45pm

Every year we develop and progress we r without their hard work, wisdom, and insi

Thank you to all who are named and those who are not.

Ian Leer

Ciara Hanahoe

Ciara Reynolds

Margaret Kane-Rowe

Cormac Moore

Marilyn Fleming

Our Sponsors:

Julia Ovchinnikova from Dreamgrip

Martin Meany at Goosed. ie

The good people at Ireland Institute

The good people at Young Irish Filmmakers (YIFM)

The good folk at the Irish Film Institute

And, last but not least, a hearty thanks to our volunteers over the years and of course the amazing filmmakers who make the festival what it is.

Thank you so much

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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival Team 2024

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