The 1.4 Awards Show celebrates the world’s cleverest and most original short-form filmmakers.
It is simply about brilliant filmmaking.
Our only requests? Entries must be less than 20 minutes in length and have been made after September 2022 and not been entered in previous 1.4 Awards. Simple!
Media type: Video
File types: mov, mp4
File size: Up to 500 Mb
Minimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 Video codec: H264
We can also accept your entry media as a Vimeo or YouTube link.
PLEASE NOTE this should NOT be private or password protected.
EARLYBIRD DEADLINE (reduced fee) 8 November, 2023
STANDARD DEADLINE 20 December, 2023
FINAL DEADLINE (with late fee) 24 January, 2024
click here for entry fees
You can enter work in one of three experience levels:
Flying High Directors (Established/more than 4 years professional experience)
On the Cusp of Greatness (1 to 4 years professional experience)
In the Making (Film students and unsigned directors with up to 1 year of professional experience)
...in any of these categories:
Where music meets the moving image! For work commissioned by a musical artist or label to promote a musical project.
Celebrating the best and most imaginative move-busting work. Strike a pose! Films in this category may also be eligible to enter other 1.4 Awards categories.
Filmmaking with a side-order of optimism. This new category imagines what the world could be, and makes the best of the world we have now. Films in this category may also be eligible to enter other 1.4 Awards categories.
Brilliant films for brilliant brands. Films commissioned by a brand as a commercial made primarily for cinema or television distribution. Maximum length: 120 seconds.
Short Film - Fiction
The best of succinct storytelling.
Short Film - Non Fiction
Showing us the world as it is. Short-form documentary or informative work.
For the most ingenious animations in the land. A substantial chunk of the work must be animated. Films in this category may also be eligible to enter other 1.4 Awards categories.
Longer projects for brilliant brands. Commercially branded commissioned work, mainly intended for online distribution. Commercials longer than 120 seconds are eligible in this category.
Beyond the catwalk. Work inspired or commissioned by fashion designers or labels to promote a wearable collection.
From fly-fishing to hang gliding, surfing to skateboarding - anything goes as long as it’s exhilarating or mesmerising or a good visual story. Probably not darts then. Films in this category may also be eligible to enter other 1.4 Awards categories.
For that film that you just HAD to make. Non-commissioned labours of love, video art projects, or spec commercials.
Humour - NEW FOR 2024
Any short-form piece of filmmaking served funny side up. Films in this category may also be eligible to enter other 1.4 Awards categories.
Judging & Winners
1.4 and an advisory board of judges will select the Longlist which will be featured on the 1.4 website.
An international jury of curators and commissioners will then select a Shortlist from which there will be a final vote to select the Winners.
Online laurels will be available for Shortlist and Winners who will be selected by the 1.4 Awards Jury.
Celebration and ceremony:
The Shortlist and Winners will be honoured at the 1.4 Awards of Brilliant Filmmaking Party in April 2024
Shortlisted and Winners’ work will be shown in full-length (unless there are festival restrictions) on the 1.4 website.
Many of the shortlisted and showcased directors will be interviewed and featured on 1.4.