The #OneMinuteTwist Short Film Competition is OPEN! - Raindance

Welcome to #OneMinuteTwist, a brand new competition brought to you in collaboration with Filmzie, a free streaming service with an incredible selection.

Everyone loves a good unexpected twist… So how about trying out your own in this new exciting short film competition! Make a short film with an unexpected twist! Up to 15 winners will be selected to have their shorts hosted on the Filmzie platform for the span of 30 days.

How to Take Part:

First: Shoot a film following all these conditions:

  • It can’t be longer than 60 seconds
  • It must feature an unexpected twist

Second: Post the completed film on Instagram, including @raindancefilmfestival and the hashtag #OneMinuteTwist

E.g.: Hey @raindancefilmfestival and @FilmzieOfficial, here’s my #OneMinuteTwist


Submissions close at midnight,  14 June, 2021.


The Fine Print

  • One entry per person.
  • Submissions under 60 seconds will be accepted,
  • Submissions over 60 seconds will be ineligible.
  • Opening titles and closing credits are included in your runtime.
  • Your film must be made after January 1, 2021

What you’ll win

  • The top 15 winners will have their shorts featured on the Filmzie platform for 30 Days


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.