One-Minute Movie Contest & Fusion Finale Party | Outfest Fusion

MAKE A FILM that is one minute or less!

The One Minute Movie Contest is the most democratic way to discover new voices and bring them into the Outfest family. When the theme is announced, aspiring and established filmmakers alike use their cell phones or cameras to shoot a one-minute short film on the topic. All the submissions are screened at the Fusion Finale Party, followed by audience voting and an announcement of the winners.


Filmmakers are able to pick one of the categories OR incorporate both into their one-minute film. We encourage you to be creative with the theme!

Registration is open online from February 13th – March 12th

To register, email

Total submissions for this competition are capped at 50, so register early! After you have registered you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to submit your film.

Once you register you will receive instructions on how to submit and upload your film for the competition. Submit the high-res .mov file of your film to us by Monday, March 12th, at 12PM (Noon) Pacific Standard Time. There will be no deadline extensions granted. Submissions must be in the correct format or they will be disqualified.

Come join us on the evening of Tuesday, March 13th as we close out the 2018 Fusion Festival with the Fusion Finalé Party, where we screen of all the submissions from the One-Minute Movie Contest, at The California African American Museum.

JURY AWARDS: $100 cash prize for the best KEEPING SILENT… film and for the best SPEAKING TRUTH… film, and the best KEEPING SILENT/SPEAKING TRUTH film.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: A 2018 Outfest Producer Level Annual Membership ($800 value)
All four films will be included in the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival line-up in July, which grants the director full filmmaker benefits.
Don’t know how to make a film or need some guidance? Come take a filmmaking workshop! For more information about workshops, visit
  • California African American Museum
    600 State Dr, Los Angeles
  • Tuesday Mar 13
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