One Minute Film Festival

When: September/October 2022

Tell us your story ... in just 60 seconds.

One Minute Film Festival logo with film reels in black and red

The tools of filmmaking have never been more accessible; most of us carry a high-quality video camera in our pockets every day.  

This year, the Center for Creativity is proud to present our third annual One Minute Film Festival, a visual storytelling platform for anyone in the Pitt community with an idea and a smartphone (or digital camera).

The festival is open to all forms of expression through the moving image: we want to see your narrative shorts, stop motion, experimental films, and anything else you come up with. The only constraint is the time limit.

How can you convey a message, show the meaning in a moment, and compel an audience in only a minute?  

  • The One Minute Film Festival is open to all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff at all campuses.
  • Submissions must be 60 seconds or less, not including credits.
  • Submissions open Friday, September 23, and will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 23.
  • Please upload your submission here. You may submit up to three (3) entries, but each entry must be sent separately.
  • Best Picture: $250
  • Runner-Up: $150
  • Honorable Mention: $100

projector lens in operation with bright lightOne Minute Film Festival Screening

Thursday, Oct. 27 | 8:30-10 p.m. 
Get it on your calendar

Join us in C4C: The Understory (Cathedral of Learning basement, room B-50) to celebrate this year's One Minute Film Festival submissions.

We'll be screening the films on our stage throughout the evening, so you can drop in on your own schedule, and we'll also make the announcements of this year's awards.

Bring a friend (or friend group) and enjoy a night of movies, popcorn (of course!), and refreshments.