The 30 Second Gem

Just because it’s longer, doesn’t mean it’s better.

I’ve long been an advocate of the short short. In Filmed by Bike’s first year, the maximum length for submissions was 10 minutes. But I quickly realized that this would always be a festival that attracts new filmmakers (which is part of it’s charm) and new filmmakers need to learn the power of editing. At eight minutes, you just going to have to edit. And then edit some more. Really, PLEASE.

That’s why I was so excited to receive in the mail yesterday a little 30 second gem. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I won’t say anything more, but I do love those short shorts. So far we’ve gotten five submissions that are under two minutes. That’s what I’m talking about!

Keep them coming. You have seven precious more days to get your pieces in. If you’re Portland-based, you can just drop them in our headquarters mailbox.

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