CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 SMARTPHILM FEST WINNERS

GRAND JURY “HALL OF PHAME” PRIZE WINNER

Bubbles Don’t Lie

Country: Czech Republic

Director: Stepan Etrych

Synopsis: An engineer starts his day and notices a comic book-like bubble of the number 6 above his head. Soon, everyone has a numbered bubble.

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 5

Duration: 4 min 58 seconds

SMART AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER

For Dad

Country: United States

Director: Jason Rosenblatt

Synopsis: Through a series of brief recordings, a teenage girl keeps her comatose father updated on her struggles with his absence, high school and growing up.

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 5c

Duration: 14 min 39 seconds

SMART DOCUMENTARY AWARD

The Echoes of Chloe Cooley

Country: Canada

Director: Andrea Conte

Synopsis: The founding story of the Underground Railroad on the Niagara Frontier, and how the resistance of one woman created both, the first anti-slavery law in the British Empire, and the first refugee movement to Canada.

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 6

Duration: 8 min

SMART EXPERIMENTAL AWARD

137 Hours

Country: Belarus

Director: Dzmitry Sakharuk/Barinov Alexander

Synopsis: Lena wants to cope with addiction, but the real world is transforming into a gray, dark room. Can she get out and overcome her “other side”?

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 6s, iPhone 5c

Duration: 4 min 19 seconds

SMART FICTION AWARD

For Dad

Country: United States

Director: Jason Rosenblatt

Synopsis: Through a series of brief recordings, a teenage girl keeps her comatose father updated on her struggles with his absence, high school and growing up.

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 5c

Duration: 14 min 39 seconds

SMART MUSIC VIDEO AWARD

Fireballs en Champagne

Country: France

Director: Léo Ginailhac

Synopsis: A brass band helps paint a quirky portrayal of the French Champagne region.

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 6

Duration: 3 min 28 seconds

SMART EMERGING TALENT AWARD

Mission Road

Country: United States

Director: Ioannes Palomaria

Synopsis: A homeless veteran gets the chance to save a life.

Mobile device(s) used: iPhone 6

Duration: 8 min 54 seconds