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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  • One-Reeler Film Competition is a festival with great Hospitality. It was a honor for us to be selected on this wonderful festival. We are beyond thankful for getting the opportunity to win a special mention award.

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Azania,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review and congratulations once more on your placement! We really enjoyed your work and hope to see more of it in the near-future.

    Thank you once more!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • The festival and its organizers were very helpful in making my film submission process run smoothly. I am more than satisfied with their service and look forward to submitting future content!!

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Daniel,

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

    Thank you once more!!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • William Yong

    Wonderful competition with best communication. Thank you.

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, William!!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • We’ve had the pleasure of submitting a couple of our films to One-Reeler, and we keep coming back because we always have such a wonderful experience! Jeff is amazing— he responds right away to answer any and all questions that may arise, and he’s very professional and courteous. We are honored that our latest film, Inn Communication, won Award Of Excellence. One-Reeler truly is one-of-kind, and we highly recommend it!

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Team Rebelution Films,

    Thank you for this amazing review and congratulations once more on your placement! We're pleased you had a positive experience and we hope to see more of your work in the near-future.

    Thank you once more!

    - Jeff, Organizer - One-Reeler

  • Excellent job, communication and teamwork

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Hannah,

    Thank you for this kind review! We're glad you had a positive experience and we hope to see more work from you in the future.

    Stay healthy and stay safe!

    - One-Reeler Team