Independent filmmakers from 15 countries take the stage with one-minute films

Newsroom 07/09/2012 | 12:10

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

Argentina

CIUDAD HELSING, Gustavo Cordero

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=171

 

Belgium

HOL VS. RUS, Piet Sonck

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=191

 

OEHOE, Ben Gijsemans

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=177

 

Brazil

A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE, Weyner Tristao

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=166

 

Canada

THE KEY, Randy Kelly

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=183

 

France

COLLOQUE SENTIMENTAL, Louise & Jeanne Traon

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=172

 

Georgia

LADY I, Tamta Garbrichidze

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=174

 

Germany

INDIAN MYSTERY, Christian Fischer

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=193

 

Israel

SCHNITZELS, Tal Haring

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=179

 

Lithuania

CUT!, Jonas Velutis

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=173

 

Netherlands

MACROMOUSE, Nicolas Stamboulopoulos

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=192

SARINA, Tara Fallaux & Stijn Ghijsen

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=178

 

Russia

BROTHERS, Anton Mironovich

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=168

TAKE A REST!, Natalia Mirzoyan

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=187

 

Sweden

BARGIRL, Renzo & Hanna Anerod

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=167

 

Turkey

LIGHT, Munir Dogan

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=175

 

UK

A HERO’S TALE, Nick Black

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=184

 

CANDY CRIME, Ben Jacobson

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=169

 

CHOP CHOP, Ant Blades

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=170

 

FLIP BOOK, Richard Dunford

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=190

 

WILDEBEEST, Ant Blades

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=182

 

USA

FOLKLORE, Charles Yeager

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=185

 

M|W 9|11, James Kelly

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=176

 

STILL HERE, Rafael Morais & Vijessna Ferkic

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=180

 

THE END, Michael Darling

URL http://www.filminute.com/listing.php?type=1&edition=2012&film=181

Oana Vasiliu

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