Filminute is the international one-minute film festival that challenges filmmakers, writers, animators, artists, designers, and creative producers to develop and submit the world’s best one-minute films.
60 seconds — no more, no less.
Filminute 2021 will take place between October 15th and November 15th. The entry deadline is midnight, September 15th. Go to the Filminute Call For Entries Page to enter your film.
In the meantime, please continue to enjoy, share and rate the winning films from 2019.
The submission deadline for Filminute 2021 is midnight, September 15th, 2021. All submissions received in 2020 will be eligible for the 2021 festival.
A respected, international jury from the film, arts and communication industries selects “Best Filminute” as well as 5 Jury Commendations.
The public select the “People’s Choice” and “Top-Rated” Awards.
Filminute collaborates with a variety of global film and media industry partners to extend the festival’s reach and support .
Stay tuned for news about this year’s initiatives coming in October.
WHAT MAKES A GREAT
The best one-minute films resonate beyond one minute and affect audiences the same way any great film does. The challenge, of course, is to do it all in 60 seconds – no more, no less.
A good film, short or long, should show me something about our (inner and outer) world which I didn’t know. As well, it should concern me, hit me emotionally – films work via emotions. A good film becomes a great film if it manages to additionally build up its own filmic universe, of an original and poetical beauty.Klaus Eder, General Secretary, FIPRESCI – The International Federation of Film Critics (Filminute Jury 2007 & 2015)
Sometimes in a full-length film, you’ll get one scene in the film that resonates beyond the length of the full film. The one-minute film is the reverse of that, in one minute, a great one-minute film will capture an idea that stays with you far beyond one-minute.Ekow Eshun, British writer, journalist, broadcaster and former artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (Filminute Jury 2006)
The best one minute film for me is the simplest in plot, the deepest in emotion and the clearest in concept.Iram Parveen, Film Director & Film Entrepreneur (Filminute Jury 2018)