One-Reeler is a unique Los Angeles-based international awards competition that recognizes and promotes short films with a runtime of 12 minutes or less. Attracting filmmakers from all over the world, the competition emphasizes original, concise and impactful storytelling – the same qualities film festivals and distributors look for. With hundreds of short films submitted every year, placement in our competition signifies to the film community that your “one-reeler” is exceptional. Recognized by IMDb Awards, past competition Winners have also won or been nominated for: BAFTAs, Critics Choice Awards, Emmys, Genie Awards, Golden Globes, Hollywood Film Awards, Saturn Awards.

Winner laurels in gold, black, and white for your film's marketing and promotion; custom 24k One-Reeler Winner Statuette for our Best Short Film winner; custom One-Reeler Medals available.

• Submissions must be 12 minutes or less (including end credits).

• Submissions in other than English must be subtitled English.

• Screenplay submissions must be uploaded as a PDF file, typed in English, and properly formatted using 12-point Courier font. Most screenwriting software will do this for you.

• Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

• The entry fee for the primary judging category is $60. Each subcategory is $40.

• Please provide an online link to your submission and be sure to include the password on our submission form if applicable. DVDs are not accepted.

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  • Thank you for efforts and knowledge,this festival is very coolest,I appreciate you and this festival had fair judgment !

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Ramin,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and CONGRATULATIONS on placing in the competition! We hope to see more short films from you in the near-future.

    Thank you once more!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • Angela Sutherland

    One-Reeler short film competition had great communication! Thank you!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Angela!

    We hope to see more short films form you in the future!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • Vanessa Powers

    This festival is great - good communication and they select interesting films.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Vanessa!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • Participating in the One-Reeler International awards competition was an amazing experience. I am deeply pleased and honoured to receive a prestigious award from so serious and unique competition! Many thanks to the fantastic One-Reeler's team and especially to Jeff Hudgins for an incredible communication and support! Looking forward to future opportunities!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Natalia,

    Thank you for writing this kind review! We're thrilled to hear you had a positive experience and we look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

    - Jeff Hudgins, One-Reeler

  • We had a great experience with Jeff at One-Reeler! Communication was direct and timely and we're proud of our laurels. Looking forward to future opportunities with our super-short films.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Scott,

    Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS on placing in the competition - well done! We're looking forward to seeing more of your work in the near-future!

    - Jeff, One-Reeler