The seventh edition of the FILMINUTE festival is now on and showcases the world’s 25 best one-minute films. This year’s festival features a broad range of expertly crafted one-minute films from 15 countries. The festival presents comedy, horror, heartbreak and drama; fiction, animation and documentary. These films resonate long after the 60 seconds are up. The public can watch, rate and comment on all 25 films. The festival highlights original and resourceful storytelling and the importance of social media.
The 15 countries represented at Filminute 2012 areArgentina,Belgium (2 films), Brazil, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Netherlands (2 films), Russian Federation (2 films), Sweden, Turkey, UK(5 films), and USA (4 films). Five countries have made the shortlist for the first time: Brazil, Georgia, Israel, Lithuania, and Sweden.
Of the 25 films in competition, 6 are animations, and 2 are documentaries. Filminute co-founder and Head of Jury John Ketchum has once again convened an international, experienced, contemporary, and witty jury: Sundance & Sarajevo award-winning Romanian film director Radu Jude; Indian “Ad Guru” and award-winning film lyricist Prasoon Joshi; FIPRESCI Vice President & Hungarian film critic György Kárpáti; Shut Up! Cartoons producer and long-time Walt Disney Television Animation Senior Vice-President Lenora Hume; and award-winning writer and superstar Twitter storyteller Arjun Basu.
The “Best Filminute” prize and five commendations are awarded by Filminute’s jury. The public at large is invited to view, share, comment upon and rate all 25 films. Each film fan is also entitled to a single vote to put toward the film they feel is most deserving of Filminute’s People’s Choice award.
The seventh edition of the festival also features a more accessible website and an expanded pool of global media partners who will all be choosing their top picks from the festival to screen for their audiences.
Every year, throughout the month of September, Filminute presents an extraordinary array of 25 films online for festival-goers around the world to enjoy and discuss. The Filminute winners and awards will be announced on October 9.
More information and full details are available at http://www.filminute.com/. You may follow Filminute on Twitter at http://twitter.com/filminute. On Facebook, follow via http://www.facebook.com/filminute.
LIST OF THE 25 FILMS SHORTLISTED AT FILMINUTE 2012
CIUDAD HELSING, Gustavo Cordero
HOL VS. RUS, Piet Sonck
OEHOE, Ben Gijsemans
A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE, Weyner Tristao
THE KEY, Randy Kelly
COLLOQUE SENTIMENTAL, Louise & Jeanne Traon
LADY I, Tamta Garbrichidze
INDIAN MYSTERY, Christian Fischer
SCHNITZELS, Tal Haring
CUT!, Jonas Velutis
MACROMOUSE, Nicolas Stamboulopoulos
SARINA, Tara Fallaux & Stijn Ghijsen
BROTHERS, Anton Mironovich
TAKE A REST!, Natalia Mirzoyan
BARGIRL, Renzo & Hanna Anerod
LIGHT, Munir Dogan
A HERO’S TALE, Nick Black
CANDY CRIME, Ben Jacobson
CHOP CHOP, Ant Blades
FLIP BOOK, Richard Dunford
WILDEBEEST, Ant Blades
FOLKLORE, Charles Yeager
M|W 9|11, James Kelly
STILL HERE, Rafael Morais & Vijessna Ferkic
THE END, Michael Darling