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TORONTO SMARTPHONE FILM FESTIVAL SUCCESSFULLY CELEBRATES ITS 7TH EDITION

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(TORONTO – June 15, 2018) The 7th edition of Toronto Smartphone Film Festival (TSFF) successfully took place from June 8th to June 10th 2018 at Innis Town Hall in downtown Toronto.

This year, TSFF showcased 33 in-competition film selections by filmmakers from around the world in addition to the 7 film selections from Smartphone Film Kabaret, the 48-hour smartphone film challenge that took place from June 7th in partnership with Kino T.O. and George Brown College.

TSFF encourages filmmakers to share their stories using smartphones or tablets as these devices are
considered the most accessible film equipment these days. Smartphone filmmaking requires minimal training and field experience, however, it opens doors to an innovative way of filmmaking.

“We had a great turnout for the launch of the inaugural Smartphone Film Kabaret and the special presentation of ‘Nightscape’ by Dir. Inchun Oh this year. We hope to build on this momentum and continue to create innovative platforms for filmmakers locally and globally,” said Mingu Kim, the Executive Director of TSFF.

Inchun Oh was in attendance on the last day of the festival, and shared his experience in smartphone filmmaking with the audience after the screening of his film ‘Nightscape.’

The award winners for this year’s festivals are as follows:
- Best Canadian Film Award: ‘Happy Thoughts’ by John Gardiner
- Best International Film Award: ‘Sonatina’ by Hoi Wong
- Best Emerging Filmmaker Award: ‘Helping Hand’ by Divya Chand & Jason Goldberg
- Audience Choice Award: ‘Me Too’ by Amanda de Souza

For more information, visit www.smartphonefilm.ca or contact tsff.info@gmail.com or (416) 840-7015.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer (Ye Won) Kim, TSFF Publicity
E-Mail: tsff.pr@gmail.com

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