DEADLINE ---> JANUARY 15 / 2020

#1 minute short

#no sound

#an original film

#no credits


#mp4 / 4x3 aspect ratio

The ten best videos selected by the jury that capture the essence of this year’s theme will be presented at the festival from February 10-16TH- 2019, through urban projections in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Køge and Helsingør during the festival week.

*Jury Award - 15.000 DKK.

*Audience Award - 8.000 DKK.

Theme for the 2020 60Seconds Festival:


Key words / concepts: Black and white, right and wrong, left and right , irrational and rational, searching, browsing, opposites, wandering

The 60Seconds Short Film Festival celebrates its 13th edition in 2020 with the theme:


The exhibition dates are February 10-16, 2020 and the deadline for participation is JANUARY 15TH. 2020

60Seconds invites all artists and video creators to submit their 60 second videos with no sound that explores and relates to this years theme right and wrong, their opposition and interrelatedness.

Is there right and wrong, is there a right way and a wrong way?

How do we navigate an increasingly complex and confusing world of facts and fakes?

Are we approaching what André Breton wrote almost hundred years ago in his 1924 Manifesto, "I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality." Or should it rather be called a subreality? What about right and left? Hemispheres? Do they relate to dream and reality? Wrong and right?

The surrealists, and later situationists, found ways of fusing the two, by allowing the subconscious, irrational and the wrong to play a part in the modern society of the spectacle. A special way of browsing the city and surroundings, called psychogeography, was developed as a wrong way to navigate the space, through random drift, programmed routes and playful games to unlock the desires, hidden motives and secrets of the city, and undermine the systemic right way of doing things.

Today we spend more and more of our time immersed in a virtual environment, browsing the internet, navigating feeds, window-shopping in the big avenues, maybe discovering small alleys and websites. Our social behaviour is just as much regulated by our browsing as it is by navigating urban space. Facebook, instagram, Google and other mega big, virtual cities regulate, monitor, store and control our movements and behaviour on the net, defining a right way of browsing, a right way of using the net. Indeed, the freedom of internet and browsing is quickly turning into a culture of political correctness, social peer-pressure, and surveillance. Do we need a psychogeography for the net, methods for browsing wrong, ways to restore our freedom in the virtual landscape? We invite to you explore ways of browsing right and wrong.

60Secs Festival screens movies in urban, public space, onto walls of buildings and streets. The audience is people wandering the city. In this sense the festival is an intervention in the city, providing alternative perspectives, ways of seeing, ways of browsing the city, a kind of psychogeography. We're looking for works that can explore, interprete and comment on the festival as interventions in urban space.

Browsing, our use of the net, is also a kind of wandering but in virtual space. We'd like to provide a way of self-reflecting on the ways we are browsing and using the net. It's something we can relate to immediately as everybody is browsing on the phone or computer, in the streets or at home. Imagine a small screen blown up to the size of wall, screened in public space. What would be an interesting work? Ways of browsing, ways of seeing, right and wrong. A psychogeography of virtual spaces, screened in public spaces! We invite you to send us your movie.

All videos must be related to the theme RIGHT AND WRONG.

All videos must be one minute in duration with no sound and received on or before the deadline date.

The 10 best films will be projected in urban locations in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Køge and Helsingør during the festival week.

Prizes:  Jury Prize of DKK 15000, will be awarded to the best short and DKK 8000 to the winner of the Audience Award, selected by online voting.

Please read the terms and conditions

The concept of 60Seconds Festival is unchanging and stays true to its original format. All films are subject to a theme. They cannot be longer than 60 seconds, and must be without sound. Participating artists are challenged to find creative, new ways to make their films.

All films entering the competition must relate to the theme chosen for that given year.

The 10 best one-minute films are shortlisted out of approximately 140 submissions from all around the world and gives form to the composition of film material presented to an urban audience during the festival week, setting the tone for that year's festival.

The 10 films are shown in public urban spaces during 60Seconds Festival and will be voted in by a professional jury of artists and film directors in the panel for that year.

The film winning the Jury Award is chosen by the panel. The jury will also appoint the films that will participate in the Audience Award. The films will be screened via the 60Seconds Festival website and put to public vote.

Jury Award - 15.000 DKK.

Audience Award - 8.000 DKK.

60Seconds Festival is an international competition, inviting the participation of filmmakers and film enthusiasts from Denmark as well as abroad.

One of the festival's goals is to find new talent and offer them a platform to share their artwork with a wider audience.

You can read more about the jury and view their selections online under the relevant year in the main menu.

By entering the 60 Seconds festival, you accept the festival conditions.

Please read the festival’s policy and conditions before submitting your film:

1.The organisers of 60Seconds Short Film Festival in Copenhagen is 60Seconds.

2.The completed application form, accompanied by the film being entered, must reach the festival before the given deadline. Please use separate entry forms for each submitted film, multiple submissions are allowed. All sections of the form must be filled in.

3. With the submission the applicant consents to participating in 60Seconds Short Film Festival in Copenhagen. This includes the screening of the submitted film during the festival, as well as all related events. Furthermore the films will be shown on the 60Seconds Festival website for the Audience Award and as documentation.

4. 60Seconds Short Film Festival in Copenhagen is allowed to use the films for non-commercial use, including presentations at other international film festivals and cultural events related to the festival.

5. Entries for the competition must be no longer than 60 seconds. They must also be silent and free from extreme violence and/or obscene content.

6. The material entered must be original and made for the festival.

7. It is the responsibility of producers, distributors and other applying organisations to ensure that any required permission has been duly obtained from all appropriate parties before submitting a film for selection to the Festival.

8. The festival will only accept entries where a legitimate email address has been included in the application form.

9. Viewing material remains in the 60Seconds archive and will not be used for any purposes without the artist's consent.

10.The movie MUST NOT have offensive, violent or pornographic scenes. Please note that the movies will be shown in public spaces and will be visible to all ages. They will therefore be evaluated by the Danish Media Counsel for Children and Young People.

During registration we ask for some personal details. All data will be protected and not used for any commercial purposes.

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