6th Annual

Norwich Film Festival

November 10, 2016 to November 13, 2016


One Minute Movie


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 6.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 6.00 *
Late Deadline
August 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 6.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
August 8, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 6.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately September 15, 2016

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 1 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Key points
This competition is open to all.
Any film is eligible, providing is meets the requirements set out below.
Entry is £1.
Selected films will be screened throughout the 2015 Norwich Film Festival.

Key dates
Submissions open on Oct 19 2015.
Submissions close on Aug 7 2016.
Norwich Film Festival opens on Nov 10 2016.

One Minute Movie is the film competition set up and run by Norwich Film Festival. We accept sixty second short films of any genre or style. Films will be judged by our panel of experts with selected films being chosen to be screened throughout the main Norwich Film Festival schedule.

One Minute Movie is open to all. Films must have a run time of exactly sixty seconds, no more or less. This includes titles and credits. Any style of film, as well as any genre is acceptable. Norwich Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to any film at any time. We also reserve the right to terminate, suspend or modify either the contest or the official rules at any time.

Entry process
First, check that your film is exactly sixty seconds long.
Next, check that your film matches all other criteria listed on this page.
Next, upload your film to Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener.
If you enter this contest, you are accepting our terms and conditions.
All films will then be reviewed by our panel of judges and some films will be selected for screening during the 2016 Norwich Film Festival.
All our judges’ decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Entry requirements
All films must be exactly sixty seconds long.
Non-English films must be given English subtitles.
Norwich Film Festival reserve the right to refuse entry to any film at its own discretion. Any film that displays excessive violence, sexually explicit scenes, scenes of a libellous nature, or anything else deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
Films will not be allowed to promote or advertise products or services.

Selection process
Films will be viewed as and when they are received, but the selection process will take place between August and September 2016. Winning films will be selected by our panel of judges, and announced by October 2016. If you have not been notified by then, assume that your entry has not been successful. Our panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process. If your film is selected you will be requested to provide a full press kit for publication and promotion. You will be required to allow Norwich Film Festival rights to use footage, photos / stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

Copyrights and clearances
All One Minute Movies must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the film contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to the submission of the film, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use and exploitation of the film by Norwich Film Festival in the manner set forth in the Official Rules without additional compensation, including, without limitation, location releases for footage shot at any location; name, voice and likeness releases for any person whose name, voice and/or likeness appears in the film (other than entrant); releases for the use of any props, set dressings and other materials used in the film; releases from any individuals participating in the production of the film and releases for any other audio and/or audio-visual materials not wholly owned by entrant, which, in each case, are used in the film (collectively the “Clearances”). If any person(s) appearing in any film is (are) under the age of majority in their place of residence, the signature of a parent of legal guardian is required with each release. All signatures must be original.

Our rights
Norwich Film Festival reserves the right, at any point during the competition, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to disqualify and remove any film that potentially or actually infringes any third party’s copyright(s). At any time during the Competition, Norwich Film Festival reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to disqualify and remove any film that it believes does not fall within the entry requirements in these Official Rules. Norwich Film Festival reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to verify at anytime during the Competition that all necessary Clearances relating to any film have been obtained. If we believe, in our sole and unfettered discretion, that an entrant has failed to obtain any of the necessary Clearances relating to the entrant’s film, the entrant’s film will be disqualified and removed.

By participating in this Competition, entrants agree that during the Competition Period, Norwich Film Festival and its sponsors and partners are authorized to display the films on the Norwich Film Festival website and on any and all other media in connection with the Competition.
By participating in the Competition, entrants grant permission to Norwich Film Festival to use their names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information and films in connection with the Competition and for any and all advertising, publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Competition without additional compensation, unless prohibited bylaw.
As a condition of becoming a winner, each winner will be required to accept a Release Agreement granting Norwich Film Festival: i) the right to display their film, in whole or in part, on the Norwich Film Festival website and/or on any websites owned or operated by or on behalf of Norwich Film Festival or any of its related or affiliated companies, and on any website owned or operated by or on behalf of Norwich Film Festival; ii) the right to use their film to create trailers, either for individual films or as a collection of films; and/or (iii) the right, if his/her film is selected as the Best One Minute Movie, to display the film on any website owned or operated by or on behalf of Norwich Film Festival following completion of the Competition Period. Entrants will be fully credited where possible, and retain sole ownership of their work.

Limitation of liability
By entering into this Contest, entrants hereby release and discharge Norwich Film Festival and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to their participation in this Contest, their use or acceptance of any prize, the use by Norwich Film Festival of any films submitted by entrants and/or any actions or decisions of Norwich Film Festival in connection with the conduct and administration of this Contest. Entrants hereby waive any right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with any claim against Norwich Film Festival, any of the Co-Sponsors, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors.

The Competition is governed and subject to the laws of the United Kingdom. The decisions of Norwich Film Festival are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.

If you have any other queries or questions about this competition, please email info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk.