Easy to film
You can film using your cellphone or any camera recording device. No rules apply as to what equipment you use to make your 1 minute film.
Easy to submit
Click on ‘Submit An Entry’ and enter the required information. Your movie must be uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo to be submitted.
Easy to win
Once submitted we will showcase your movie at a red carpet event at a cinema where the audience can vote for the winner.
Showcasing Global Film Making and Acting Talent
The aim of the 1 Minute Film Festival is to celebrate diversity in film making and to give film makers and actors the opportunity to showcase their talent to a global audience. If we can achieve that then we are happy. 1 minute films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. They are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world. “Go out and make something that reflects your interests, your taste, and your ideas. No one will pay you to make something until you have a few things you can show that you’ve directed. I got my start by making short films on my own.” – Joseph Kosinski
Bringing You The Next Best Thing
“Television and cable have become the new independent films, in a sense, for writers and actors to gravitate towards. That’s why I like short films, too; I love doing readings, audio books, working with young filmmakers; anything that keeps you from getting blase about yourself or in a rut.” – Campbell Scott
We have put together a team of passionate individuals and industry leaders to drive this project forward.
Festival Content Manager
Festival Social Media Manager
Thaamir Moerat – Festival Owner
After being the youngest finalist in a Mr. South Africa competition in 2000, Thaamir Moerat started his modeling and TV career with the Good Hope FM commercial and was immediately booked for a British based TV production of The classic book “The Coral Island” where he played the Character Romata. He appeared in numerous TV and still commercials between 2000 and 2009 for brands like Total Sports, Reebok, Nike, BOE, Pep Bank, Ackermans, Tesco in the UK, Lays, BP, Clicks, Edgars and was the face of The Captain Morgan Spiced Gold Mr Nightlife campaign. In 2013, Thaamir was the head judge of the Mr South Africa competition and Getunedmedia filmed the Reality show based on the lives of the top12 finalists. He is the owner of a reality show called SellHard and season 1 hosted by Tracy McGregor was aired on DSTV 263 in South Africa. Season 2 was hosted by Mishka Patel and was aired on OpenViewHD. The purpose of the reality show is to find and showcase raw sales talent on National TV. The prize being a trip to Istanbul and a job offer as a Sales Executive, Manager or even Director. The show is produced by his production company GeTunedMedia. With his unorthodox methods, Thaamir is a successful TV host and conducts television interviews with great success. He is a full-blooded entrepreneur and is passionate about TV presenting, movie making and the film in General.
Eyob Besrat – Festival Content Manager
Eyob Besrat “E” is a multiple award winning cinematographer, director, producer and writer. His production company Arise N Shine Films has produced many films, Music videos including the SAFTA award winning “New Era Sessions”
Stefani Alexander – Festival Social Media Manager
Stefani is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the Festivals social media strategy in order to increase brand awareness, improve Marketing efforts and increase sales. She has been a successful Lingerie model and commercial actress for over a decade and has managed Marketing campaigns for Night Clubs, corporate and entertainment events. She is a passionate social media marketing enthusiast, brand ambassador and petite model who graced the pages of magazines like FHM and modeled for brands like Intimissimi, Tezenis, Yamamay, H&M and Heidi Klum Intimate.
If you have any questions or need help! Contact Us Below:
Office 206 2nd floor
The Towers Luxury Apartments
Main Road Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa