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Filmmaker Partners with Filminute Short Film Contest

in Filmmaking
on Aug 10, 2012

Next month, Filmmaker will be partnering with the website Filminute, an annual online short film competition, by hosting five of the 25 one-minute films shortlisted for this year’s contest, which offers both a juried Best Filminute prize and the audience-selected People’s Choice Award. (In previous years, jurors have included District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, writer Michael Ondaatje, Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and Crash director Paul Haggis.)

The site is currently accepting entries for this year’s competition, with the submission deadline on August 20, and the entry criteria are as follows:

  • Your film must be 60 seconds – no more, no less.
  • Produce your one-minute piece at broadcast quality.
  • Consider your viewing audience – from mobile phones, to broadband to televisions, to theatre screens.
  • Contributors must be the sole author(s) of the entry.
  • You may submit more than one film in accordance with the official Filminute rules and regulations.
  • No unauthorized use of copyrighted material.
  • Submissions will be made electronically.
  • Filminute will reserve the right to refuse any entry at its own discretion. Submitted material must not contain obscene, unlawful or objectionable material.
  • Content created to promote any product or service will not be accepted.
  • The exhibition and competition will be open to any resident of planet Earth.

Above is the Best Filminute winner from last year’s competition, Loop by Aritz Moreno from Spain.

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