Sunday, July 15, 2007

COLLABORATION: Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth, the UK's most influential environmental campaigning organisation, has announced a call for "green" films. Under the banner of "One minute with meaning," eligible entries will automatically be entered to Filminute 2007 for consideration to this year's festival shortlist.

Friends of the Earth have recruited their own jury and incentives to prompt creation of one-minute films that are "inspiring and moving" and "green - but not just the colour."

"Telling a good story in one-minute is a fantastic challenge for any film maker" says BAFTA and Academy Award-winning film producer and politician David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, The Mission, Midnight Express). David Puttnam happens to be one of several highly respected panelists reviewing green films for Friends of the Earth.

In addition, the Friends of the Earth website ups the ante with a discussion around "greener" filmmaking. The pointers put forward around reuse, recycling, and saving energy in the filmmaking process are thoughtful and worthy of consideration beyond filmmaking.

Filminute believe that one-minute films are significant in the exchange of ideas and inspiration of audiences to think about or act upon issues. The expansion of our call for entry to Friends of the Earth's constituents will help support Filminute's goal of providing a diverse collection of films that will engage audiences everywhere during Filminute 2007 this coming September and beyond.

Welcome to Friends of the Earth. Please visit their site to find out more.

Friday, July 06, 2007


2007 COLLABORATION: Big Picture TV

Filminute is delighted to announce a unique collaboration with Big Picture TV, an online video channel that streams solution-oriented "talking heads" of global experts in issues relating to the long-term sustainability of our planet.

Over a 5 year period, Big Picture TV has amassed a comprehensive archive of over 350 videos, totalling some 40 hours of content. Marcus Morrell, founder of Big Picture TV, has jumped at the opportunity to expand the Filminute 2007 Call for Entry by opening up this extraordinary archive to filmmakers interested in using footage to make or produce one-minute films for submission. Going forward, Big Picture TV will also feature one-minute films as a section of the website at

Nelson Mandela, HRH Prince of Wales, Naomi Klein, Bruce Sterling and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai are some of the names you'll recognize among more than 100 luminaries on the site. Topics discussed range from development, energy and globalisation, to health, politics and the environment.

Filminute anticipates a surge in one-minute films by filmmakers, animators, writers, and creative producers interested in the state of the planet.

Welcome to Big Picture TV. Please visit the site to find out more.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Wikipedia profile

Filminute® is the international one-minute film festival dedicated to showcasing, awarding and promoting the world’s best one-minute films.

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