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The One Take Film Festival has grown out the Little Theatre's highly successful monthly documentary series that began in  2012. It celebrates and promotes the art of non-fiction filmmaking and stimulates public understanding and appreciation of documentary film.  The festival is a four-day jubilee of education, art, music, food, empowerment, and film that brings together filmmakers and audiences for direct engagement after each event.  
This is an extraordinarily vital time for non-fiction filmmaking as an artistic form.

The One Take Film Festival was created to showcase non-fiction films.  If you are a local film-maker and create interesting non-fiction films we would love to hear from you.  In order to submit a film for review please use the form below.  We don't allow uploading of films, so instead we ask for a link to your Vimeo account.  

If you would like to submit please read the following Official Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission Deadline: Feb 25th, 2019
  • Only short documentaries will be accepted. Films must be under 30 minutes in length. 
  • Filmmakers must be from OR reside in Western NY at time of submission
  • Documentaries can focus on any topic and be any sub-genre. (ex. experimental, observational, animated, etc.)
  • Post-production must have been completed by the time of submission AND completed no earlier than 2017.
  • Submission format: In order to be considered film MUST be submitted as either a Vimeo link or a YouTube private link.
  • Final show format must be submitted as a .MOV or .MP4 on a thumb or hard drive, to be received at the Little Theatre offices no later than April 10th, 2019.
  • There is No Entry fee to submit!  
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