The From Minutes to Movies ShortFest is a social-first, short film festival organized by Imagine Entertainment, Adobe, and The Film Zone that provides an opportunity and platform for filmmakers and creators looking to cross over into longer formats. Each partner brings an undeniable ability to help highlight, provide the tools for and shape stories that inspire audience connection.

PLEASE NOTE: each entrant may be a member of no more than ONE team.

OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AGE 18 OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. U.S. LAW GOVERNS THIS CONTEST.

The winner will be determined by a panel of judges including creative executives from Imagine Entertainment, Adobe and The Film Zone. The top 10 entries will be shared with the @TheFilmZone, @ImagineEntertinment and @Adobe communities on Instagram.

The first-place winner will receive assistance of Imagine Entertainment in shopping the entrant’s treatment to buyers to transform their project into a full-length feature, documentary, or TV show for potential distribution.

In addition to cash prizes, mentorship and Adobe products, the top three winners will also receive a trip to attend Adobe MAX, Adobe’s creativity conference in Miami Beach (October 14-16), where their film will be screened for attendees.

Overview of top three prizing:

• First Place: $7,500, the assistance of Imagine Entertainment in shopping the entrant’s treatment, a trip to attend Adobe MAX, mentorship from Imagine Entertainment and Adobe executives, 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription

• Second Place: $5,000, a trip to attend Adobe MAX, mentorship sessions from Adobe and Imagine Entertainment, and 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription

• Third Place: $2,500, a trip to attend Adobe MAX, mentorship sessions from Adobe and Imagine Entertainment, and 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription

Audience Award: 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Festival Theme: Submitted films should embody the thematic perspective of stories that inspire human achievement and celebrate inclusivity.

Criteria:
• Original concept
• 1 to 25 mins
• Genre: open / no restrictions

For complete details and conditions, please review the Official Rules, available at imagine-entertainment.com/fmtm.