Submit Your Film to the Buffalo Shorts streaming showcase!
Submissions are open - all genre films up to 15 minutes
It is our goal to get the great short films in WNY seen and celebrated!
What Films We Stream
Buffalo Shorts is now accepting submissions of films up to 15 minutes in duration. All films will be accepted and notified upon verification of compliance to submission rules - on a rolling basis. Films will be uploaded on a first come, first served basis. Follow Buffalo Shorts on Vimeo for notifications
In short, films made by WNY creators need to be seen. There's a lot of great work being done in our community. Whether your a professional a student or a hobbyist, we want to help get some eyes on your work.
Unless your includes content of sexually explicit hateful, discriminatory, overly political, illegal or explicit nature or is of exceptionally poort technical quality, it will screen.
Submission is open to residents and film students who study in WNY but do not reside here year round.
Western New York is the westernmost region of the state of New York. It includes the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Jamestown and the surrounding suburbs, as well as the outlying rural areas of the Great Lakes lowlands, the Genesee Valley, and the Southern Tier.
Vertical, horizontal or square video formats are accepted. If necessary for story, please use subtitles in non-English language films. All genres welcome. Creation date: any.
Deadlines & Entry Fees
Entry fees are non-refundable and required for each distinct category submission.
- Micro-Shorts (5min and under) that want to be considered for MicroMania Film Festival 2020: June 1, 2020 - $5
- Short films up to 15min: August 31, 2020 - $10
- Regular Deadline: May 7, 2020 - $12
- Late Deadline: June 1, 2020 - $15
2 films, selected weekly will be featured on BuffaloRising.com ( 620,000 monthly page views, 150K monthly visitors and 120K social media followers)
Films 5 minutes and under of exceptional impact on par with MicroMania Film Festival official selections will be included in MicroMania Film Fest streaming channels and compete during MicroMania Film Festival in July 2020.
- Notification of Selection: ongoing
- Award Notifications: ongoing via email