New York Minute Film Fest Wants Entries

Think you can tell a story in 60 seconds? The 2005 New York Minute Film Festival is looking for minute-long animated and live-action films for online presentation. Films will be evaluated by a panel of judges including acclaimed filmmaker Joel Schumacher (Tigerland, Phone Booth) and winners will be honored during a New York City gala on November 17, 2005.

The New York Minute Film Festival aims to be the first major online film festival to give both established and emerging filmmakers an opportunity to create, submit and earn widespread recognition for new works in a 60-second format. The event is made possible with the generous support of founding sponsor Convergence, an award-winning visual media company based in Manhattan.

Films of exactly one minute will compete in five categories: drama, comedy, experimental, animation and music video. Submissions are now open, with online viewing and voting scheduled to begin on August 8. This round will narrowi the field to 10 finalists in each category by November 2.

The cost to enter one submission is $20. There is no limit to the number of one-minute films a contestant may enter. Part of the proceeds from the fest will benefit charities dedicated to closing the digital divide.

For complete information on festival prizes, rules and submission guidelines, go to www.newyorkminutefilmfestival.com or email [email protected]