Submit Your Film to the 2020 MicroMania Film Festival
2020 submissions are open, with expanded categories and cash awards!
It is our goal to stir new audiences to short film fandom and inspire new voices. Micro-short films cost less to produce making filmmaking is accessible to anyone with a smartphone or a camera and a dream.
Our Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak & New Developments
Due to Covid-19 MicroMania Film Festival will screen all officially selected films online. We're currently talking to Seed & Spark to take advantage of their online system, partnerships and incredible audience reach in order to take this fest to the next level. Our dates may alter a bit and, depending upon Seed&Spark's platform, we may need to drop our Audience Choice category of awards as their system may not support it. We're sorry for that change but, we will be crowdfunding to increase our cash awards to make up for it. We're also adding a best in festival 'Best Micro-Short 2020' award.
Plus, we're planning an encore screening October 8th, 2020 at the Transit Drive-In (Lockport, NY) screening an abridged selection of MicroMania Film Festival 2020's top rated officially selected short films.
What Films Are Streaming Now
MicroMania Film Festival is now accepting films on a rolling basis. Officially selected films have the option of streaming across 4 platforms including Roku on our MicroMania Film Fest channels. We now how important audience building is for filmmakers. Watch 2019 and 2020 selected films on Vimeo, FB Watch, IGTV and Roku.
What Films We Screen
In short, the films that are selected are films that should be seen. Past that, we’re flexible. We want your micro-short work to be seen as much as possible so, if your film is selected you are welcome to streaming it online. We don't care when a film was made only that its main content is 5 minutes or under. If credits take your film over 5 minutes you are welcome to submit a version without them.
MicroMania Film Festival is open to short films, animations and music videos 5 minutes and under from all countries. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English, not including music videos. Use of copyright protected music must be accompanied by proof of permission or usage agreement.
Animation, documentary, experimental film, horror, comedy, drama, freestyle, web series, and music video
Deadlines & Entry Fees
Entry fees are non-refundable and required for each distinct category submission.
- Earliest Bird Deadline: January 16, 2020 - $8
- Early Bird Deadline: February 16, 2020 - $10
- Regular Deadline: May 7, 2020 - $12
- Late Deadline: June 1, 2020 - $15
Officially selected films compete for ‘Best’ in category, 'Best Micro-Short 2020' and Juror Choice awards. Juror choice award winners receive $50. Winners must respond by August 15, 2020 to claim their cash award.
- Notification of Selection: June 23, 2020
- Award Notifications: Juror Choice: July 1, 2020, Audience Choice: August 1st, 2019