#1MinuteHeartache Short Film Competition 2019 - Raindance


First place: Lit
Second place: Shadow
Third place: heart murmers

The season of love brings a lot of opportunities for creativity to come out. This year, we’re launching #1MinuteHeartache, a brand new Valentine’s Day Competition.

How to Take Part:

1) Shoot a film following all these conditions:

  • It can’t be longer than 60 seconds
  • It must feature a Dutch angle
  • It must be centered around the theme: heartache

2) Post the completed film on Instagram, including @raindancefilmfestival and the hashtag #1MinuteHeartache

E.g.: Hey @raindancefilmfestival, here’s my #1MinuteHeartache! 

Submissions close at midnight, Thursday 14 February.

3) The top 3 films will be reposted on our Instagram account for an audience vote on February 21st.

One entry per person.
Submissions under 60 seconds will be accepted, however, submissions over 60 seconds will be ineligible. Opening titles and closing credits are included in your runtime.

What you’ll win

The winners will receive:

  • 1st Place: 2x Raindance Film Festival 2019 VIP Passes + your #1MinuteHeartache film will be screened at the festival
  • 2nd Place: 2x Independent Filmmaker’s Ball 2019 VIP Tickets
  • 3 place: 1 Raindance Membership

Prizes are fixed and judges decisions are final.



Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers.

From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been delivering film training since 1992. A wide range of Open Classes to a 2 year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images to a Postgraduate Film Degree are delivered to students on five continents, both in person and online.