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|The following genres will be accepted: drama, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, documentary. All must have a running time of 40 minutes or less.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
1. To give filmmakers an opportunity to tell stories through the lens of their beliefs, values and purpose.
2. To motivate artists as well as the audience to express their creative genius and to create inspiring, thought provoking work.
3. To showcase films that will highlight the various journeys in the human experience.
4. To inspire audiences with the films they see and to allow them to see life through a new lens.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the 3rd Annual One Lens Film Festival! In our inaugural year we had an outstanding event showcasing some of the best films available. Our first place winner "ASAD" went on to be nominated for an Academy Award! We are so excited for the wonderful films we will choose to showcase through your submissions this year.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
Each of us has a lens through which we see life. That lens forms our beliefs, guides our choices and shapes the experiences that take us on our own individual journeys.
One Lens Film Festival is a one night film festival that will feature 5-7 short films highlighting the human experience through the lens of a diverse group of filmmakers. The festival will showcase a variety of different genres: comedy, drama, thriller, and sci-fi.
We challenge filmmakers to take us to the edge with their creativity and submit films that will make us laugh, cry, think, and take the audience on a journey. We not only want to empower artists to create, but we also see film being used to bring awareness to issues like human trafficking, poverty, racism, and corruption around the world. So whether it’s uplifting the world through laughter or giving a voice to social injustice, share your stories with us!
It is our goal for all participants to walk away inspired to create excellent work and to see life through a new lens.
1st Place Winner
2nd Place Winner
3rd Place Winner
Our esteemed panel of judges includes:
SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES
Early Bird Deadline
Friday, May 30, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Submission Change Fee
*Payment in US dollars only by American Express, Visa, Mastercard or PayPal.
One Lens Film Festival (“One Lens”) accepts all genres of short films
(comedy, thriller, sci-fi, documentary, animated, narrative)
Films must be no longer than 40 minutes in length.
All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are eligible for re-submission only if significant changes have been made to the film. A detailed list of the changes must be included on the entry form.
Showcase screenings will only be shown in Digital Format.
Submitting parties must hold complete rights and ownership of the submitted piece.
Entries that exhibit gratuitously violent, sexual, or otherwise offensive content will not be accepted.
All entries must be received by July 30, 2014.
We prefer films that have been completed after January 1, 2012; however, some exceptions will be made.
Please submit a link and password to a SECURE ONLINE SCREENER.
The film’s file name should include its Genre, Title and Confirmation Number.
Applicant may submit multiple entries: however, each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form and entry fee.
Collaborative works are accepted and are treated as (1) submission, regardless of how many authors are responsible for creating the work.
Submission and publicity materials will not be returned. Press Packets should only be sent upon request and will not be considered in primary selection.
One Lens is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.
All applicants will be notified of the festival’s decision o/a August 11, 2014.
One Lens shall not be held liable for damages and/or loss resulting from shipping/handling and/or technical problems.
All costs for shipping submission materials to and from Los Angeles are the responsibility of the sender. Ship your DVD in a protective envelope. The Festival recommends bubble-pack envelopes over fiber-pack envelopes as the fiber type can lead to damaged DVDs and DVD players. The Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred in shipping.
If accepted into the festival, all entries from outside the US should be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. We cannot accept entries shipped via air-freight if customs and delivery fees have not been paid.
If your film is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the Festival will require:
Quicktime Files (Native Resolution, using Pro-Res 422 Codec) on DVD Data Disc or Hard Drive.
Digital press kits with photo stills (color and black/white).
Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s).
Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s).
Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film.
Candice Afia (Filmmaker)
; Charity Bailey (Director)
; Katie Christian
; Natalia Trejos (Event Producer)
- Submitted films may be in any genre: drama, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, documentary, animated, & narrative
- Shorts must be no longer than 40 minutes in length.
- Showcase screenings will only be shown in Digital Format.
- Submitting parties must hold complete rights and ownership of the submitted piece.
- Entries that exhibit gratuitously violent, sexual, or otherwise offensive content will not be accepted.
- All entries must be received by June 30, 2013.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Please submit a SECURE ONLINE SCREENER
- Film genre, title and contact information of entrant as well as Withoutabox Tracking Number must be on all video materials and containers.
- Applicant may submit multiple entries: however, those must be accompanied by a separate entry form.
- Collaborative works are accepted and are treated as (1) submission, regardless of how many authors are responsible for creating the work.
- Submission and publicity materials will not be returned. Press Packets should only be sent upon request and will not be considered in primary selection.
- One Lens Film Festival is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.
- All applicants will be notified of the festival's decision o/a July 16, 2013.
- One Lens shall not be held liable for damages and/or loss resulting from shipping/handling and/or technical problems.