Winners announced for SMARTFONE FLICK FEST for filmakers under 16

“A smartphone is a one-stop-shop for filmmakers: you can shoot a film on your phone, you can edit on your phone, you can even get distribution. That’s why I’m supporting this festival!” said Australian/Hollywood Director Phillip Noyce.


  • Best Film – Screen Age by Cal Thacher  (US)
  • Best Director – Kate Snashall for 718 Thousand Hours   (Mosman)
  • Best Screenplay – Kate Snashall for 718 Thousand Hours  (Mosman)
  • Best Actor – Dylan Quick from Memory Wipe   (Melbourne)
  • Joint Best Actress Award – Ella Humphries and Kara Rose – from The Difference Between Us (Sans Souci)
  • Best Cinematography – Rocco Roncato for Ants  (Wollongong)
  • Community Award – Say Something by Emily Prior  (Kingston, Perth, WA)

Screen Age by Cal Thacher   (From San Francisco, USA)  Filmed on iPhone X.

This film is about the unspoken, ongoing battle between one girl’s willpower and a conglomerate of tech algorithms designed to keep her logged on: A bookish girl wants to finish her homework before bedtime. But her online addictions to social media, games and shopping come to life and take her on a series of phantasmagorical adventures. The clock is ticking…can she resist temptation and get home in time?”

718 Thousand Hours by Kate Snashall – 14 years old (Mosman, NSW) – iPhone 6S

“A spoken word poem motivating today’s youth to embrace life more and spend less time on their devices.”


Memory Wipe by Dylan Quick   (From Melbourne, Victoria)  iPhone 6.
“This is my first short film. Are aliens real? Are they coming for us?”

The Difference Between Us by Kara Rose & Ella Humphreys – 15 years old (From Maroubra, NSW.)  iPhone X.

“Claire and Sam have been friends since Kindergarten but when Claire is uprooted by her hippy mother to live in India after having a vision, Sam wonders if the distance will impact on their friendship and dreams forever. But Claire does return and together they both embark on an adventure of achieving their childhood dreams.”

Ants by Rocco Faddoul Roncato  (From Wollongong, NSW.) iPhone 6.

“This short film will show you how most ant colonies are formed! Also the film shows you how to start your own and colony!!!”

Say Something by Emily Prior.  (From Kingsley, Perth, WA).  iPhone.

“This short film is about Bullying. 1 in 4 Australian kids experience bullying. Bullying is never ok, it is incredibly hurtful and can impact someone for a very long time. This film Emily and her friends Rose and Sarah who stand up to a bully for their new friend Elliot.”



All the details including more info and video trailer at

NB: the official selection films have been uploaded to the SF3 Facebook page and people can vote by hitting “Like” on their favourite films. Voting closes at 5pm AEST Friday September 20, 2109