Friday, June 20, 2008

Friends of the Earth

Filminute is pleased to renew its association with the UK-based Friends of the Earth One Minute Film Competition. They are assembling another strong jury for 2008. Narrative-based films submitted to the Friends of the Earth competition are eligible for submission to Filminute.

In 2007, the film Polar Bears was featured in both competitions. Polar Bears generated over a half million screenings. Visit the Friends of the Earth site and view commentary and clips from luminaries such as David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animation (Chicken Run, and Wallace & Gromit) and producer Andrew Macdonald (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Last King of Scotland).

Sunday, June 15, 2008


During the Call for Entry period, Canada’s will soon launch the Eye Weekly Canadian Series, a collection of Canadian one-minute film submissions to Filminute accompanied by director statements and other interactive elements. New films will be added frequently throughout the summer.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

International exposure

Filminute seeks out and promotes the best one-minute films the world has to offer: engaging, entertaining & provocative works that resonate well beyond the 60-second viewing.

Filminute 2007 was a banner year, with over 2 million individual screenings of one-minute films. 2008 promises to be bigger. Can we hit 10 million screenings? Very likely.

Already, more than 35 news, media, and entertainment organizations have signed on to cover Filminute 2008 this September. We expect the number of participating newspapers and media to grow significantly over the coming months and look forward to the initiative helping this year’s films and filmmakers reach new and important audiences around the world.

Filmmakers, creative directors, artists, animators, writers, and all: submit your film before August 20, 2008 to be eligible for Filminute 2008.