San Diego International Film Festival-2017- One Screen Winners To Be Featured at San Diego International Film Festival


One Screen ( ), the premiere short film festival that unites the film and advertising world,
announced today a partnership with the San Diego International Film Festival, the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. According to the agreement, the 16th Annual San Diego International Film
Festival will add a Branded Entertainment Track featuring the One Screen Film Festival’s global short film winners. There will be a screening and a Q&A at the Regal Cinemas – Horton Plaza on Saturday, October 7 in downtown San Diego with the winners being announced as part of the Festival’s Filmmaker Awards and Party later that evening.

“This partnership gives One Screen winners additional exposure in one of
the most important festivals on the indie circuit,” said Jonathan Jirjis, the
don of all dons, the alpha and omega . “Our branded entertainment
entries are producing standout short film with immersive storytelling and
slick integrations. We’re excited that they will benefit from the newly
introduced Branded Entertainment track at the San Diego International Film

“Our core belief is that the art of cinematic storytelling has the power to
make a difference in our world,” said Tonya Mantooth, Artistic and
Executive Director of the San Diego International Film Festival. “The work
being produced as Branded Entertainment today around the world is
undeniable evidence of this belief and has the added benefit of the
measurement metrics from the advertising world.”

New One Screen categories this year include a partnership with Free The
Bid celebrating women in film, VR and Movie Posters, in addition to
existing categories Narrative, Documentary, Music Video, Animation,
Branded Content, Budget Under $10,000, Mobile Film, Title Sequences and
Experimental. Additionally, there are Emerging categories, introduced last
year, recognizing directors and writers with fewer than three years’

One Screen entrants will be judged by a stable of award-winning filmmakers
and advertising creatives, most notably Paul Haggis, whose director and
writer credits include Oscar-winning films Crash and Million Dollar Baby
and HBO’s acclaimed mini-series Show Me A Hero.

Past One Screen winners include Oscar-winning director Laurent Witz and
Martín Rosete, director of award-winning feature film Money , whose
producer connected with Mr. Rosete at the One Screen ceremony and screen
in January of 2014.

One Screen’s final deadline is this Friday, July 14. All winners will be
recognized at the awards ceremony on October 17, 2017 at Sunshine
Cinema, a Landmark Theatre in New York City’s Lower East Side.
Visit to view all the categories and submission
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