Make a one-shot movie

Even if you have never made a movie, do not know how to write scripts or edit - your debut will take place!

Why filming one-shot?

Одним кадром

We are often asked about the need of filming one-shot? The advantages of editing are obvious. They allow you to switch to more suitable plans, hide the shortcomings of acting, set accents, enhance the influence of special effects.

This competition is for those who are just starting their way to the filmmaking industry, maybe even for those who are making their very first attempts in this business. There is plenty of competitions for professionals, and there are not many ones where acting skills can be seen at a glance. And the goal of our competition is to reveal the shortcomings of acting, that they were clearly visible to the viewer.

Good editing skills require more knowledge and practice. And a short single-take film story can be rather a good start for those making their first steps. Even a child once can play her part convincingly, but repeating exactly the same emotions and actions several times again and again is much more difficult...

Aims of the competition

The short film competition "One-shot" is held to ensure that any person who wants to work in the cinema, but does not know how to do it can get practical skills, learn more about the world of cinema, be able to determine the future profession. To implement our plan, we will perform the following tasks:

  • Identify the potential of children and adolescents in feature films.
  • To introduce the basics of acting and cinematography.
  • To create a creative environment for the production of films.
  • To promote the best works of the participants on YouTube.

In other words, the contest "One-shot" is an opportunity to Express yourself, learning the ability to create a small but real movie from scratch. You do not have to be a student of the acting or camera faculty, do not have to understand the installation and special effects to show your creativity in the filming.

We do not set ourselves the task to make the films shot for the competition a work of art, and do not even pretend that all the works were of professional quality. Our key task is to identify talents in acting and cinematography, sound engineering and screenwriting. Creating such conditions which would help you to express yourself is our goal.

Project news

  • 28 October 2019
    New films on the site!

    We published the films of the second short film competition "One shot" and began preparations for the third competition. This time we are planning to arrange a film expedition for a couple of days in the Moscow region, to be away from the bustle of the city and immerse ourselves in the creative process. If we have time to prepare for the holidays, we can go, for example, to the eco-hotel Actor Ruza from the Union of theatrical figures or just rent a house for the weekend. The main thing is to get an intense immersion, and at this time we were focused exclusively on the movie.

    We are now trying different formats of work on single-frame films. We strive to ensure that the kids who do not have their own shooting equipment, not just acquainted with how to shoot a feature film, could express themselves. We focus on providing anyone with the opportunity to participate in the creation of movies and at the same time have the opportunity to realize their abilities at a professional level. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone who dreams of trying out feature films to be able to do it quickly and with total immersion. It is important for us that any person, regardless of his age, place of residence and any features, had the opportunity to express themselves in the language of cinema.

    If you are interested in our offer, want to take part in the shooting of a single-frame film, please contact us at We will be happy to help you turn your story into a feature film script, provide shooting equipment and advise on any issues related to the production of single-frame films. We will be glad if you want to become our partner, join our project and help to find like-minded people. Let light, color and sound be the embodiment of meaning!

  • May 31, 2019
    Here comes the second bake!

    Dear friends!
    From June 1st, the International Children's Day, you are welcome to join our second "One shot" short-film competition. You can send your works until August 1, 2019. Everyone can take part in the competition. Your reposts in social networks are welcome. Shoot your movies, fill out an application on the website and invite your friends. Works of all participants will be available for voting. But this time the fight will be not only for the viewer's attention, but also for some good prizes. Good luck!

How to shoot in one shot?

You can think through the actions of the characters in your film so that all the most important things will happen in the foreground, then in the background. In this case, the camera can be both static and live, constantly moving in front of the main characters. How to shoot - you decide.

The main task is that your movie turned out without cuts, so you can only make two presses of the red button.