One-Minute Film Competition

BIG is co-sponsoring the first annual one-minute film competition, which is organized by BHS teachers Thato Mwosa and Elon Fischer. This competition challenges teenagers ages 13-19 who attend Brookline Public Schools to create a one minute film that is related to the theme of “dreams” by March 1st.

Theme: Dreams

January is a season for dreams: MLK Day reminds us of his Dream speech; the New Year reminds us to make resolutions -dreams–for how we hope to be for the next twelve months; the cold, dark days and nights give us extra motivation to sleep and thus more time to dream; and the light of January (the stark whites and blacks) turns cityscapes into seeming dream worlds.  So, “Dreams” will be the theme of our First Annual One-Minute Film Contest.  You should interpret this topic in any way that resonates with you.  You might also think about the ways dreams and dreaming can be represented cinematically.  Your goal is to explore some element of “dreams” in one-minute, to share your vision through the medium of film.

The organizers are looking for, but not limited to, entries in the following categories:

  • Social Justice (politics, diversity, activism, LGBTQ+, gender and race equity, etc.)
  • Youth Perspectives (leadership, teen violence, relationships, family, education, etc.)
  • Experimental Films that are abstract in nature or have a unique artistic vision are also welcome

Submission Guidelines

  • Videos made by teens aged 13-19 from Brookline Public Schools
  • Maximum playtime is 1 minute
  • A maximum of 2 videos may be submitted by an individual or group
  • The Contest is open only to students who are currently enrolled in Brookline Public Schools from grades 6–12

Need any help?

For resources and help with production and post-production needs, please contact Thato Mwosa, Elon Fischer or any of the BIG employees.


DEADLINE:  March 1st

  • The preferred format is an electronic submission uploaded as a high definition video to either Vimeo, YouTube or via Google Drive.
  • Send video link to
  • DVD submissions are also accepted, but must be:
    – previewed in various DVD players for compatibility and quality before submission
    – dropped off at the main building’s mail boxes of Thato Mwosa or Elon Fischer.

Email contacts:

Thato Mwosa:

Elon Fischer: