SmartPhilm is a multimedia platform and film festival that showcases and celebrates short films shot exclusively with smartphones and other mobile devices. With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of apps, the ways creatives represent the world around us in digital media is rapidly changing.


SmartPhilm will level the playing field for all aspiring and professional filmmakers. Creative minds no longer need expensive cameras and equipment to bring their stories to life. All one needs is a smartphone that shoots video, write a script, make a movie, see it on the big screen.


Our goal is to provide a platform to the global artistic and storytelling community to document and produce their own stories in the most accessible way. The festival is open to aspiring and professional filmmakers of all ages. Since our inception in 2017, we have received over 4,000 submissions from over 130 nations.   

We have offices in Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mobile. Movie. Magic!