Thursday, July 20, 2006

Great narrative, great film

Well-constructed narrative is a central topic of discussion as we review Filminute submissions. Great films are supported by great storytelling and this holds as true for a one-minute film as it does for a feature film.

We were delighted when the Santa Maddalena Foundation, and its founder Baronessa Beatrice Monti della Corte Von Rezzori, agreed to participate on the Filminute jury. By having a collection of some of this century’s most acclaimed writers judging and commenting on the final selection of Filminute submissions, we hope to strengthen the collective understanding around the importance of a good screenplay.

Filminute intends to elevate the expectations of both filmmakers and audiences regarding what they can expect from a great one-minute film.
Here’s an inspiring last comment on great screenwriting: “On March 5, 2006, Paul (Haggis) became the first person in the history of the Academy Awards to write two back-to-back Best Picture winners, for Crash and the previous year's winner, Million Dollar Baby."

Filminute is looking forward to discovering some back-to-back brilliant, narrative one-minute films.