Want to get paid to watch short films? The Just A Minute Festival is an International Film Festival that you can enjoy from virtually anywhere, at any time. This online festival streams films from 17 countries from the website www.JustAMinute.tv. Since none of the films are more than a minute, this festival is perfect for folks with short attention spans. When you visit the website you can choose to watch films made by kids or adults or both. If, after a few seconds, a particular film isn’t to your liking, push the next button and a new film will play. After watching a film, you will have a chance to vote for the film and give it 1 to 5 stars. Every time you vote on a film, you get a virtual ticket in the Festival’s weekly drawing. The Festival randomly choose one ticket each week and gives that voter a $20 honorarium. The more you vote, the more tickets you’ll have.
My Best Friend, by Stoneham resident Justin Katz is competing in this international event.
The Festival grew from its humble beginnings, as a local celebration, a few years back when the online site went viral and it turned into an international event. Not only are there films from all over the world in the Festival, the site has had visitors from 110 countries and last month alone, there were over 95,000 hit on the site.
The voting in the Festival ends December 1st. At that time the film with the highest number of stars, will be awarded the top prize of $500.
There’s are no cost or charge as this program is supported, in part, by grants from the Winchester Cultural Council, the Salem Cultural Council, the Lexington Arts Council and the Billerica Arts Council all local agencies that are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.