FAQ

Q: DO YOU ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS?

A: Yes we do! Each year we receive many submissions internationally including ones from Canada, Japan, and Ireland. Submissions, of course, must be written in the English language.

Q: I’M HAVING ISSUES SUBMITTING ONLINE AND I KEEP GETTING AN ERROR MESSAGE.  WHAT SHOULD I DO?

A: Due to possible high traffic on the website, you may need to wait a few minutes and try again. If you continue to have problems, try another web browser (Firefox or Explorer) or try submitting from a different computer. If you still cannot submit, contact the Competition Organizer at jeff@one-reeler.net or call the office at +1 323-844-3918.

Q: DID YOU RECEIVE MY SUBMISSION?

A: As long as you paid through PayPal and have an e-mail receipt, then we have received your online entry form. A separate e-mail confirmation from One-Reeler is sent out at least within 5 business days.

Q: DO YOU ACCEPT SCRIPTS FOR ANIMATED SHORTS?

A:  Yes we do!

Q: IS THERE A PAGE LIMIT FOR SCRIPTS?

A: No. The industry standard is one page per minute of screen time, but we realize this is not a precise formula. So long as you are submitting the script used to film your 12-minute or less short film, there are no restrictions with respects to page count.

Q: CAN I SUBMIT A SCRIPT BUT NOT THE FILM?

A: Yes, but you must pay the primary category fee of $60 in addition to the $40 subcategory fee.

Q: CAN I SUBMIT MY FILM VIA A FILM PORTAL SUCH AS WITHOUTABOX OR FILMFREEWAY?

A: We are currently considering these platforms as options for submitting. For updates, please JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST.

Q: WHEN ARE THE DEADLINES?

A: Submissions are accepted year-round. Winners are announced twice a year on June 30th and December 31st. (If you submit your film on July 1st, for instance, you will be submitting for the December 31st announcements.)

Q: WHY ARE SUBMISSIONS RESTRICTED TO 12 MINUTES?

A: The One-Reeler Short Film Competition emphasizes original, concise and impactful storytelling. We feel the 12-minute runtime is a good cutoff to help filmmakers achieve this. That’s not to say that all impactful short films are 12 minutes or less, but for this competition they must be. We will be launching sister competitions in the near-future that will allow for longer runtimes. For updates on this, please JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST.

Q: DO ALL WINNERS RECEIVE AN AWARD?

A: The winner of the primary category will receive one CUSTOM AWARD. All winners will have the option to acquire this award and other keepsakes to commemorate their achievement. All winners will receive WINNER LAURELS in jpg. and png. format. Other Awards and Prizes are forthcoming. For updates, please JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST.