2019 Outfest Fusion One-Minute Movie Contest

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THE CHALLENGE

MAKE A FILM that is one minute or less!

The One Minute Movie Contest is the most democratic way to discover new voices and bring them into the Outfest family. When the theme is announced, aspiring and established filmmakers alike use their cell phones or cameras to shoot a one-minute short film on the topic. All the submissions are screened at the Fusion Finale Party, followed by audience voting and an announcement of the winners.

THEME

This year’s theme is MICRO AGGRESSIONS… / MACRO QUEER…

Filmmakers are able to pick one of the categories OR incorporate both into their one-minute film.  We encourage you to be creative with the theme!

*As a reminder, this is an LGBTQ film festival and the content or creator should reflect that.

REGISTER

Registration is open online from February 11th – March 4th

To register, email trent@outfest.org

Total submissions for this competition are capped at 50, so register early!  After you have registered you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to submit your film.

SUBMIT

Once you register you will receive instructions on how to submit and upload your film for the competition. Submit the high-res .mov file of your film to us by Monday, March 4th, at 12PM (Noon) Pacific Standard Time.  There will be no deadline extensions granted. Submissions must be in the correct format or they will be disqualified.

SCREENING & PARTY

Come join us on the evening of Tuesday, March 5th as we close out the 2019 Fusion Festival with the Fusion Finalé Party, where we screen of all the submissions from the One-Minute Movie Contest.

WIN

  • JURY AWARDS: $100 cash prize for the best MICRO AGRESSIONS… film and for the best MACRO QUEER… film, and the best MICRO AGRESSIONS/MACRO QUEER film.
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: A 2019 Outfest Producer Level Annual Membership ($800 value)
  • All four films will be included in the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival line-up in July, which grants the director full filmmaker benefits.

Don’t know how to make a film or need some guidance? Take a filmmaking workshop!  For more information about workshops, visit outfest.org/fusion2019/workshops

Check out some of the winners from previous years!

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