The 1.4 Awards Of
Brilliant Filmmaking
2024
Longlist
FLYING HIGH
ON THE CUSP
IN THE MAKING
The Jury
The Detail
FAQs / Rules, regs and info
If it's not listed here, please ask us: events@onepointfour.co
ENTERING THE AWARDS

In what format should I submit my work?

Media type: Video
File types: mov, mp4
File size: Up to 350 Mb
Minimum resolution: 1920 x 1080
Video codec: H264

We can also accept your entry as a Vimeo or Youtube link. This should not be private or password protected, so that the judges can view your work.

What is the maximum length of film?

20 minutes.

If selected for a showcase, a short clip of your film will be shown on the night of the Awards ceremony, due to timing limitations. The full film will be made available to view on the 1.4 website unless restricted due to other festival submissions (you can make us aware of these restrictions in the relevant field on the online entry platform).

What are the three levels of entry?

We have 3 showcases to cater for directors at varying levels of experience. The In the Making showcase benefits from a reduced entry fee. See our entry fees below.

Flying High (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 young directors with up to 1 year of professional experience)

What are the categories?

All categories are available to enter in each showcase.
The 12 categories for 2024 are:
Music Video
Dance
Planet Positive
Commercial
Short Film - Fiction
Short Film - Non Fiction
Animation & CGI
Branded Content
Fashion Film
Personal Project (Non-commercial, spec, video art etc)
Sports
NEW FOR 2024: Humour

How much does it cost to enter?

Entry Fees for 2023/24

FLYING HIGH AND ON THE CUSP
EARLYBIRD FEE (Until 8 November 2023)
£120 per entry

STANDARD FEE (Until 20 December 2023)
£165 per entry

LATE FEE (Until 24 January 2024)
£180 per entry

5% Discount for 3 or more entries*
10% Discount for 5 or more entries*
*entries must all be submitted within the same order to gain a discount

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IN THE MAKING
EARLYBIRD FEE (Until 20 December 2023)
£70 per entry

LATE FEE (Until 24 January 2024)
£85 per entry

5% Discount for 3 or more entries*
10% Discount for 5 or more entries*
*entries must all be submitted within the same order to gain a discount

Our goal is to encourage talent not to stifle it. If you are struggling to afford the full entry fee, please get in touch with us at questions@onepointfour.co with a link to your work so that we can view it.

Payment Methods
Our entry platform takes credit card payments via Stripe. Bank transfers may also be arranged through our Contact form using the subject 'Bank Transfer Please'. After payment your confirmation email will contain a PDF file with your entry forms and an invoice for your financial records.

How many times can I enter?

You may enter as many times as you like. Films may be eligible to be entered in more than one category across the Awards. Multiple entries benefit from a bulk discount.
Please see our entry fees above.

1.4 AWARDS SHOW

Celebration And Ceremony - Barbican London, May 1st

The Longlist & Shortlist will be announced online on the 1.4 website.
The Gold and Silver winners will be announced at the 1.4 Awards Show on May 1st 2024 at the Barbican Cinema and Conservatory.

All Longlisted 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.

About The 1.4 Awards

Will there be a jury this year?

Yes! Enter your film for the chance to get your piece in front of the world’s top creatives, commissioners and content curators. We’ll be revealing the 2024 judging panel in due course.

Key dates for 2023/24

EARLYBIRD entries close 08 November, 2023

STANDARD entries close 20 December, 2023

LATE entries close 24 January, 2024

The Longlist & Shortlist will be announced online on the 1.4 website in March. The medal winners will be announced at the 1.4 Awards Ceremony & Party on May 1st 2024.

We value your support

Our goal is to encourage talent, not to stifle it. If you are struggling to afford the full entry fee, please get in touch with us at questions@onepointfour.co with a link to your work so that we can view it.

That said, please bear in mind that 1.4 is self-funded and independent. We are completely dependent on your entries to support 1.4's online magazine which is used as a year-round resource for commissioners. It's also a damn good read of interviews with brilliant filmmakers.

How long have the awards been running?

The inaugural 1.4 Show and Party was on September 17, 2015. This will be our 8th year of running the 1.4 Awards. Followed by the 1.4 Show and Party on:
October 05 2017,
November 21 2018,
October 10 2019
February 18 2021 Virtual Ceremony 2020
December 7 2021 Virtual Ceremony 2021
November 30 2022

The Party for the 2023/24 cycle of the Awards is expected to take place in late April 2024.

How do I keep up to date with this year’s awards?

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