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; exclusive 15% discount with Distribber, a Video On Demand aggregator that has had success getting short films on popular marketplaces such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.

• 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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  • Excellent film festival! I recommend this amazing festival to every filmmaker out there. Go ahead and submit your work!
    Very fortunate and grateful with our award :-)

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Ray,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! We're happy to hear you had a positive experience and appreciate your recommendation!

    Congratulations on your placement!!

    - One-Reeler Team

  • I loved being part of this competition! Every step was explained with a caveat saying "if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask." Great support in every way. I am proud to be part of this competition and would be happy to return!

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Tracy,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! We're happy to hear you had a positive experience and hope to see more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more!!

    The One-Reeler Team

  • Hagit Kastel

    That is an awesome film festival-the comincation was great-i want to thank Jeff Hudgins director for his great comincation and suport-highly recomnded.Thank you One-reeler film festival for the aword winer-its a big honor for me.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Hagit,

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

    Congratulations once more!!

    The One-Reeler Team

  • hu li huai 2781447030

    This is a very good film festival, which provides creators with an opportunity and platform to demonstrate their talents.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Hu Li,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! We really enjoyed your film and hope to see more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more!!

    One-Reeler Team

  • Outstanding communication. Very fun event. Cheers!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Wes,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review...and our apologies for just now responding! We really enjoyed your film and hope to see more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more!!

    The One-Reeler Team