"Brevity is the sister of genius." - Anton Chekhov
The MicroMania® channel and MicroMania Film Fest 2021 submissions are now open!
The MicroMania® and MicroMania Film Fest 2021 are nonprofit projects created to support independent voices in film while celebrating the skill and artistry of films up to 5 minutes long (not including credits).
More than a yearly event, MicroMania Film Festival offers year-round programming featuring officially selected filmmakers and industry professionals, the opportunity to grow your audience via the MicroMania® channel (Vimeo) and an annual event in July 2021 .
We work with our filmmakers to amplify. The more you tag us, the more we engage, share, retweet and highlight across our networks. And, with over 280,000 views since its late March launch, our channel accomplishes what few of us can promoting on our own - attract random views and new audiences - quickly.
"One of the biggest challenges in independent filmmaking lies in getting people outside of your family to see your work.” MicroMania Film Festival was created to be more than a one-off event and actively participates in amplifying quality independent short films.
If you watched Super Bowl LIV you saw an ad for Quibi, a new subscription content platform featuring shows up to 10 min long. Powered by $1 billion in seed investment, it proves the potential of extra short content.
The difference between Quibi and MicroMania Film Fest, other than Quibi’s huge bankroll, resides in their missions. While Quibi focuses more on the producers, directors and talent we already know and love, MicroMania Film Fest was created to celebrate the artistry of micro-short storytelling by independent creators and to inspire fresh and innovative filmmaking voices. "
As a storytelling format its an incredibly smart move especially now in the social media age where there can be time constraints on your piece . . . with the festival circuit, there is no greater start than the MicroMania Film Festival."
"Join forward-thinking filmmakers and fellow film lovers for an afternoon screening of top-notch domestic and international micro-short films specially curated for the finest and shortest of attention spans by a panel of judges."
"I can see big crowds coming for them in the future..."
I occasionally enter film festivals that I am unable to go to, so my ability to review them is based on their communications with me and their social media presence. I was unfortunately not able to attend this film festival this year (would have been an expensive trip), but I was thrilled with the excellent and enthusiastic communication I received and how active they are on social media. I felt valued as someone with a film that had been selected and it really made me wish I could have been there. They are a brand new festival, but I can see big crowds coming for them in the future if they continue their excellent level of service. I really appreciated the level of effort put towards me as a filmmaker who couldn’t make it and I’d bet anything they rolled out the red carpet for filmmakers in attendance. Definitely recommend.
"Wonderful labour of love..."
Wonderful labour of love by the founders, and it shows! Lots of care was put into the format and running order. They are committed to trying to give micro-shorts opportunities and platforms. Clear communication and we had a great time at the screening itself. For a festival in its first year to be so confidently and carefully put together was a wonderful surprise and we're very excited to go back in the future.
"Serious and committed..."
For its first year, MicroMania was incredibly well organized. Communication was excellent and they proved themselves to be serious and committed. MicroMania's professional approach has the potential to attract filmmakers from all over the world and grow as a leading short film festival. Great job.
What an honor and great pleasure to have been a part of this festival! Due to a scheduling conflict, I did not have the opportunity to attend the event in support of my short film, Samuel's Got A Sweet Tooth. Though the energy and effort was apparent in every aspect of this festival. Lukia and company were kind, communicative, and obviously extremely passionate about this creative medium. Again, super kudos and congratulations to all!
"Inspiring and highly recommended..."
Lukia and the staff of the MicroMania Film Festival did a great job of organizing and communicating. Inspiring and highly recommended. Thanks.