One Take Film Festival is an international festival of films shot in one take that is films shot without interruption, from the moment of turning the camera on to the moment of turning the camera off.
One Take Film Festival eliminates a seemingly indispensable part of a film - namely, editing - and thus prohibits cut, dissolve, fade in/out and all other types of transitions. Therefore, the official competition of the Festival will consist solely of films shot in one take, without any editing. A "take" is defined technically, as the footage made between turning the camera on and turning the camera off. The footage must not be edited in any way other than trimming at the beginning and the end.
In that way, One Take Film Festival makes room for a more stimulating concept of film and more exiting film-making. One Take Film Festival includes films of almost every genre in its program (documentary, fiction, experimental, music video and commercial). The running time of the films is not limited.
One Take Film Festival primarily emphasizes the aesthetic act of film-making, and the one take is considered only a framework for ideas, emotions, stories…for we shouldn't forget that long ago workers had left the Lumière factory in "one take" as well. Therefore, one should not be fascinated with the fact. Along with the official competition, One Take Film Festival offers numerous other events - interesting additional film program, premieres, lectures, panel discussions, film workshops, exhibitions and, of course, good time for everyone.
One Take Film Festival is the only one of its kind in the world, and it takes place in Zagreb, Croatia. In its three-day program, One Take Film Festival will convince you in the possibility of excluding the classic concept of film editing in favor of capturing a part of reality in its continuity, where the diversity of cinematic ludism is never-ending, and the restriction incredibly enticing.
ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX
PLEASE NOTE: In order to complete your submission for the upcoming festival edition, please note that you are required to send us your entry form and preview copy (as a download or preview link) along with other documents as stated in the festival Call for Entries (director's biography and filmography, synopsis and two stills from the film). Submissions should be sent to email@example.com. The entry form can be downloaded at the festival website: www.onetakefilmfestival.com. Please do not submit films that are not filmed in one continuous take without editing.
The 13th ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 13 to 15 October 2023. Both professional and non-professional film and video authors can submit entries to the festival. Submission is free of charge. Only the films completed after 1 January 2021 can enter the competition.
The official competition of the ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL will consist solely of films shot in one take, without any editing. A “take” is defined technically, as the footage made between turning the camera on and turning the camera off. The footage must not be edited in any way other than trimming at the beginning and the end.
The transition between the title/end credits and the film itself can be done by cross-fading, or the title/end credits can be displayed in any other way before and after the take the film is comprised of, but only on a neutral, still background.
There are no restrictions regarding the running time of the films. Genres eligible for submission are fictional, documentary and experimental films, as well as commercial and music videos. Preview copies should be submitted as a video file in the following way:
/ by uploading your video to an online service (such as Dropbox or Copy) and sending the download link along with filled out and digitally signed PDF entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with preview copy and entry form, authors must send the following by email:
/ director's curriculum vitae and complete filmography
/ synopsis and two screenshots from the film
Should the submission be incomplete or entry form not legible, the selection jury shall not consider the entry for the competition. All submitted films must be subtitled in English or dialog list in English must be attached.
Entries should be submitted before 7 MAY 2023.
The organizer will not pay any royalties to the author or the producer for the screening of the film. The organizer retains the right to screen the selected films in order to promote the festival, but only for non-commercial purposes.
All submitted films must not contain any unauthorized photo, audio or video material. In the case of online or hybrid edition of the 13th One Take Film Festival, the films will be streamed on the platform through the festival’s official website for a limited time (one day). Online access to movies will be provided exclusively by registering with an email address without geoblocking. All screenings and streaming will be free.
The jury of the festival that will consist of the experts on cinematography and other visual arts, will award the Grand Prix of the ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL to only one film.
The signature of the author or the producer on the entry form (digitally or by hand), also represents the acceptance of all the provisions of the ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL regulations.