The Finalists Are Available To View On The Free Streaming Platform

London, 6th July 2021: FILMZIE is proud to announce the 14 finalists of its One Minute Twist short film competition. The competition, in partnership with Raindance, is a commitment by FILMZIE to support independent filmmakers and to provide exposure to exciting new cinematic productions.

The shortlisted films are available to view on the free streaming platform, where FILMZIE has launched a dedicated section so that its users around the world can watch all the shortlist. FILMZIE will be promoting the films and providing a prominent placement of a dedicated section on its platform to give the filmmakers the exposure their work deserves.

The final winner will receive extended distribution of their film on FILMZIE as well as tickets to the 29th Raindance Film Festival.

For the competition FILMZIE and Raindance invited filmmakers to submit their one-minute short film inspired by the theme of a One Minute Twist. All the films in the shortlist provide an unexpected surprise twist at the end, subverting perceptions of the story, and takes inspiration from the films of directors such as M. Night Shyamalan.

With a platform consisting of content ranging from blockbusters, independent cinema, comedy and drama TV gems and documentaries available for free, FILMZIE offered budding filmmakers the opportunity to have their film distributed on their streaming service.

Juraj Vanko, Chief Marketing Officer, FILMZIE, comments “The Filmzie streaming platform uniquely combines popular, well know titles with independent cinema – allowing users to discover hidden, often underrated gems they would not find elsewhere. Through our reach and accessibility, we broaden the audience for independent films and build the exposure for these filmmakers.

The films on this shortlist are all outstanding examples of how to tell a captivating story with a unique twist in only a minute. We hope the exposure the finalists gain helps them on their journey and that one day their feature length films will be among those we are vying to have on our platform”.

Elliot Grove, Raindance Founder, stated, ‘

#OneMinuteTwist Short Film Finalists


Foresight, David Yorke

Cut, James Corrigan

Til We Meet Again, Javo Aguirre

Coda, Davor Tomic

Peaches, Marlyn Van Erp

Burglar, Donal Gallery

Quarantine Lover, Nick Ceulemans

Filthy Animals, Dustin Murphy

Where’s Dennis, Fred Cavender

Turning Tide, Robert Campbell

The Smoking Gun, Jake Bentley

Inside, Tristian Hamburgh

One Question, Zuzana Gedeon

Remind Me Yesterday, Aleksandra Czenczek


Filmzie is a high-quality worldwide platform for streaming free movies & TV series available for Android, Android TV, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and a broad range of Smart TV app stores. Simply by watching movies on Filmzie, viewers are supporting indie filmmakers. Filmzie has a huge variety of content, ranging from action, comedy, drama, horror and thriller movies, as well as top festival winners, independent films, exceptional short movies, hit TV series, and much more. There are so many great films out there from extremely talented filmmakers that just don’t get seen by the general public. Filmzie is here to change that by providing free movie streaming for true movie lovers.



Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses — which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs — and the British Independent Film Awards.

Operating for more than 25 years, Raindance offers a wide range of evening and weekend film training courses in cities around the world, including London, Toronto, LA, Berlin and Paris, as well as online — all taught by experienced film professionals. Our courses, classes and workshops include some of the most popular in the world, spanning disciplines and crafts such as screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, special effects, editing, lighting, sound and short film making to name just a few.


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