2nd edition

Aug 17 - Aug 19, 2018
Beckenried, Switzerland

Open Call Jan 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length

Mission / description BEST SECONDS video competition offers you the platform to prove your talent on specific projects.
With a short video, promoting a brand or a product, you compete with your creativity, simplicity and your sharp wit against others for the support of the crowd.

Capture the audience and win the prize.

You have your smartphone camera ready? Your neighbor or your grandma are in as a top billed cast? The best filmmaking tool is an idea. Spend as little as possible and submit it to us!
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Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY GLOBETROTTER GEM - Travel Video INVENTIVE GEM - Promo Video PUNCHLINE GEM - Slogan Video SIGNATURE GEM - Short Fiction TANDEM GEM - Music Video X-FACTOR GEM - Viral Video


Description You’re heading to that absolutely magnificent destination on the other side of the globe or a special happening just an hour drive away from your home, or maybe you just want to tell about a cultural event in your hometown? Vibrant India, paradise Bali, impressive Alps, frozen Oymyakon, loving Paris, wild Safari, crazy Carnival, magic drive or any other fascinating place or happening from around the world - share your experience with us! We are eager to screen it at our screening event and let our audience feel like real Globe-trotters!
Dates Open call: Jan 01, 2018

Early bird deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Regular deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Late deadline: Mar 31, 2018

Notification date: Apr 30, 2018
Plan OFF
Plan OFF
Plan OFF
Full length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    13.14 USD    14.64 USD    16.14 USD    9.15 USD
Regular deadline    17.71 USD    19.21 USD    20.71 USD    13.72 USD
Latest deadline    22.29 USD    23.79 USD    25.29 USD    18.30 USD
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms. Up to 1.70 USD cheaper.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
Turn on your Film Plan now!
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Extra restrictions Video Requirements
Video Length: Up to 15 minutes
Video Quality: HD or better
Video Aspect Ratio: Free
Video Format: Quicktime mov or mpg4 container
Video Languages accepted: Any
Video Captions/Subtitles: English required for any language other than Eng-lish
Category rules The Competition
Open for Submission: January 1 – March 31, 2018
Jury: BEST SECONDS Jury, May 7 to May 27, 2018
Publication of Winners: May 29, 2018
Awards Official Selection, Audience Award
Entry Fees:
Early Deadline
Regular Deadline
Late Deadline
10 USD
15 USD
20 USD
5 USD vouchers available for subsequent submis-sions
Year of Completion: Any
• Short travel film