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

  • 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!

  • 3 April 2019
    The first films on the site!

    On the 30-th of March the call for entries for the first competition "One shot" ended. It was attended by students from the Moscow Secondary School №109, "Morozko" and Opalikha School. On April 1, as part of the improvisation Show at the Opalikha school, the premiere of the films that were published on our website was held, the voting for the works began, which will last until may 15.

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.