- Friday, Aug. 24, 2018
The One Screen Short Film Festival, the premiere short film festival that celebrates and awards filmmakers from both commercial advertising and film industries, has opened the global call for entries for its seventh annual program.
One Screen is part of The One Club for Creativity, the foremost global non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design. The fast-growing festival focuses on all forms and aspects of short films — narrative fiction, comedy, passion projects, commercials, branded content, music videos, spec work, animation, sound, movie poster design, title sequences, etc. — and has a mission to celebrate and award filmmakers working in both the film and ad industries with no limitation and total artistic freedom, all on one screen.
Entries can be submitted at http://www.onescreen.org/. Early submission deadline to qualify for discounted entry fees is October 31, 2018 ($150) and November 8 ($175), with final deadline November 20 ($200). Last year’s festival received double the number of entries compared to 2016, with work submitted from 45 countries.
Entries were judged by a 40-person jury of leading film directors, producers, ad agency creatives and heads of production companies, to be announced shortly. Winners will be unveiled at the One Screen Short Film Festival awards ceremony and screening in New York in February 2019.
Some additions and changes have been made to One Screen categories this year. Due to the high number of submissions from outside the US, One Screen has established a separate “Foreign Film” category. Also new this year are categories for “:60 Second Films”, Sound Design/Original Score” and “Art Direction/Production Design”. “Narrative” is also now split into separate categories for “Fiction” and “Comedy”.
Last year’s awards represented a coming full circle of sorts, as 2017 One Screen Best in Show went to “The Escape”, the latest BMW Films work by Geisel Productions and Anonymous Content. The One Club’s One Show was the first ad industry awards competition to recognize original branded content, creating the separate new category of Branded Entertainment in 2003 to accommodate the original launch of BMW Films.
Past One Screen winners include Oscar-winning director Laurent Witz and Martín Rosete, director of award-winning feature film “Money”, whose producer first connected with him at the One Screen awards ceremony in 2014.
"In just its seventh year, One Screen now has the drawing power to attract Oscar winners as both entrants and judges from around the world," said Jonathan Jirjis, executive producer, One Screen. "It's now a home for the passion projects of accomplished filmmakers, as well as a proving ground for promising young talent.”
The One Club for Creativity (www.oneclub.org), producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of idea and quality of execution. The ADC Annual Awards honors the best creative work in terms of craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.