One Minute Film Festival
With the rise of video apps such as TikTok, Brown says filmmaking has become more accessible. He hopes the one-minute format will inspire students to develop shorts safely in groups or alone.
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What is a one minute film?
Filmmakers are challenged to create a one minute film that tells a story. The films can be anything from an animated short to a drama or documentary. It is important that the films are creative, original and engaging. The films should also have an element of surprise or humor.
In a world of TikToks and infographics, the one-minute film is a reminder that cinema can still be used to convey meaningful messages and feelings. It is a response to a society that is overwhelmed with neatly-packaged bits of information.
WILDEBEEST is a beautiful example of how a simple idea can be crafted into a compelling one-minute film. By relying on composition, colors and music the film manages to capture the whimsical world of button making. It is a film that can be watched over and over again, and always find new things to appreciate. The beauty of cinema is that it can take any shape or form.
How do I make a one minute film?
Before you start shooting your one minute short film, it’s important to spend some time planning. This can save you a lot of headaches down the road. Plan out your shot list and scout filming locations. Also, be sure to have a backup plan in case weather or scheduling conflicts arise. You’ll also want to storyboard your film, which is a great way to visualize your vision and bring it to life.
When brainstorming for your one minute film, try to keep the premise simple. This is especially true if you are working with a specific genre, like horror or live action. The best short films have a clear and concise story with a set of high stakes.
Take some time to watch a few one-minute films and see what the filmmakers do to create a compelling story in a very short amount of time. One thing you might notice is that many of the films are very concept driven and use very few characters or dialogue. This works well for this format because it leaves the viewer wanting more, but doesn’t leave them bored.
What are the rules of a one minute film?
Filmmakers must create a one minute (that means 60 seconds) short film. Anything longer risks disqualification.
The films must be original and created by the submitting filmmakers. If a judging panel feels that the film is not original or that it has been copied from another source, then that film will be disqualified.
If a piece of music, title or image is used in the film that is copyrighted, then the filmmaker must have permission to use it and be able to prove that. Failure to do so could result in a refusal of the prize or disciplinary action.
The best short films tell a story. They can be a drama, comedy or something in between. The great thing is that most stories can be told in under a minute. Just look at ads – they’re masters at telling a story in just a few seconds. So, get creative! Start thinking of ideas and make your own one minute film.
What are the prizes for a one minute film?
There are prizes for a film maker’s submission, including the opportunity to screen at events hosted by the One Earth Film Festival and other educational and non-profit events. Films are evaluated based on storytelling elements, theme adherence, video and sound quality, and overall content.
The winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize. All entries will be displayed in the
The jury will consist of the following members: Lejla Dedic, Tadija Tadic, Velimir Grgic and Zvonimir Karakatic. The award ceremony will take place on June 25. The winners of the festival will be announced during this event. The 30th edition of the Croatian One Minute Film Festival was held from June 22 to 26 at various locations in the city of Pozega. 93 films were submitted by filmmakers from all over the world.