Three years before Ridley Scott produced the Life in a Day documentary assembled from a worldwide assortment of video clips, the Filminute film festival introduced a different version of the international film collaboration concept by showcasing one-minute movies from a worldwide cast of filmmakers.
This year Filminute pulled in an impressive line-up of 25 short films from 18 countries, including South Africa, Pakistan, Romania, and Argentina. It’s an array that the organizers of the event were very pleased to see.
“We argue that the 25 films you see here are the best collection of short films online,” co-executive director Sabaa Quao said in an email to Wired.com.
A five-person jury, which includes Walt Disney Imagineering vice president of research and engineering Jon Snoddy, will select the winner of the Best Filminute award. Additionally, online festival fans can vote for the People’s Choice winner until Friday. Winners will be announced Oct. 6.
Entrants include Bunny vs. the Sweet Iron Cat (above) by Chinese filmmaker Joker_L.K, which offers a compressed three-act action comedy about two lovebirds whose romance is broken up by a wicked robot feline in 61 seconds flat.
Check out the rest of the 25 shortlisted films and vote on the best on the Filminute website.