Running Time: One-Minute - Zoetropolis hosts its One-Minute Film Festival this Fall

One-minute films. The haiku of cinema. How much can you say in one minute? Turns out a lot. Zoetropolis in Lancaster is accepting submissions for its 1-Minute Film Fest until September 30. Selected entries will be shown at the festival taking place this fall.

A lifetime is made up of many small moments. Some of life’s biggest moments last even less than a minute. A baby’s first breath. A first kiss. A car crash. Whole lives can be changed in a single minute. Or it doesn’t have to be that dramatic. What about the time you dropped your friend Sarah’s birthday cake on the floor right after you finished putting on the final frosted “h?” That was hilarious. Or this gem from The Simpsons? What about a sixty second remake of Gone in Sixty Seconds? Or a sped up version of The Hours? All you need is a camera and an idea.

You don’t need four-hours to make an epic film. Need some more inspiration? Take a minute – literally – to watch Breathe an award-winning one-minute film.

On the completely other end of the spectrum, here’s a clip from Christian Marclay’s The Clock – a 24-hour film made of movie clips showing every minute of an entire day in real time.


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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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