OUTFEST FUSION ONE MINUTE MOVIE CONTEST

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 films will be screened on Outfest Now and the top audience-favorites will screen the second night of the drive-ins for awards.

PRIZES:

$100 CASH PRIZE for the top 3 Jury Awards

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: A 2021 Outfest Cinephile Level Membership ($750)

ALL AWARD-WINNING FILMS will be included in the 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival in August which grants the director full filmmaker benefits.

THE HYUNDAI EMERGING DIRECTOR AWARD with the opportunity to create a :60 spec commercial for Hyundai.

Don’t know how to make a film or need some guidance? Take a filmmaking workshop! For more information about workshops click the link below. 

THEME:

MANIFESTING JOY

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

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is open online from April 6 – April 17 (midnight)

To register, please fill out the form by clicking the link below.

Total submissions for this competition are capped at 90, so register early! After you have registered you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your film.

Submit the high-res .mov file of your film to us by Saturday, April 17, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. There will be no deadline extensions granted. Submissions must be in the correct format or they will be disqualified.

VOTING & AWARDS

Voting will take place ONLINE on April 18 from 9 am to 6 pm PT.

Select finalists will be screened during the second night of the Outfest Fusion drive-in on April 18 where the winners will be announced.

Buy your tickets to the drive-in screening below and join us as we award the One-Minute movie contest winners!

WIN

  • HYUNDAI EMERGING DIRECTOR AWARD*: This award includes the opportunity to create a :60 spec commercial for Hyundai that features a story from a queer perspective. The Emerging Filmmaker will be mentored by an established Director or Producer who will support & guide them through the creative process. Hyundai will provide the budget, a professional production team, production guidelines and a stipend for the filmmaker. Supplementary application materials are required to apply, as detailed in the registration form. CLICK HERE FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • JURY AWARDS $100 CASH PRIZE: For the best film
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: A 2021 Outfest Cinephile Level Membership ($750)
  • ALL AWARD WINNING FILMS will be included in the 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival in August which grants the director full filmmaker benefits. 

Watch the commercial made by last year’s Outfest Fusion Hyundai Emerging Director Award winner Lauren Neal

Check out the behind-the-scenes making of the Chosen Family commercial by Lauren Neal.