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BEST FILMINUTE We always set a goal to bring together an international jury as critically insightful and creative as any jury of any major festival. This year we welcome renowned Taiwanese director HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, acclaimed author JOHN VAILLANT, film journalist and FIPPRESCI Vice President BARBARA HOLLENDER, award-winning writer / director MOTKE DAPP, writer, artist & Santa Maddalena advisory board member NAYLA ELAMIN & last year's Best Filminute winner GUILLAUME RENUSSON. Together with John Ketchum and Sabaa Quao from Filminute, they will select the Best Filminute and will also award 5 Jury Commendations.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – You decide! Audiences are encouraged to rate and comment on the films, as well as to vote for their favourite film in the collection. You will be presented with voting options at the end of each film. However, CHOOSE CAREFULLY! Because you only get ONE VOTE! And, as important as ever, SHARE your favorite films via social media. Filminute audiences grow dramatically when we share the films, and the filmmakers appreciate it!

TOP RATED - You decide! Audiences are encouraged to rate the films, from 1 - 5 stars, 5 being perfect!


The CineCoup Film Accelerator delivers production financing and guaranteed distribution to indie filmmakers.

Since 2013, CineCoup has offered the annual CineCoup Prize (worth $2,500 CAN) to the film from our collection that they feel best exemplifies the qualities of innovation and courage in filmmaking, as well as development potential.

Stay tuned for more information on CineCoup as Filminute 2016 progresses…

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Cineuropa Shorts is part of Cineuropa, the first European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual in 4 languages. This year they have chosen their 5 favourite European films and are encouraging audiences to send in their favourite choice as part of the "5 Minute Challenge"