1917 One Shot Challenge1917 One Shot Challenge

Congrats to Conrad F. on their winning entry "Wedding Runner".


Congrats to the winner, Conrad F., for their film "Wedding Runner"!

A special thanks to everyone who entered. We received so many amazing entries.

1917 is an upcoming film by Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre, and American Beauty. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

The One Shot Challenge invites up-and-coming filmmakers to try their hand at making a short film in one single, continuous shot. Think you've got what it takes?

Film Requirements

  • One single, continuous shot
  • Cannot exceed a two minute run time, including titles and credits
  • Two character minimum
  • One interior and one exterior location featured
  • Plot must pertain to delivering an urgent message
  • Entries must be original ideas
  • All participants must be age 18 or older
  • All participants must consent to being included in your entry
  • All participants must be US citizens and residents
Official Rules

The winning filmmaker and a guest will be invited to Los Angeles for the red carpet premiere of 1917 and have the opportunity to meet film crew and talent.

Nov 8
Contest begins
Dec 6
Submissions due (Deadline extended)
Dec 10
Winner announced
Dec 18
Winner flown to LA premiere