The Austin Micro Film Festival is an annual event on the Film Festival Circuit that showcases short films under six minutes (6:00) in length. This event was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who worked on location in the Film and Television industry from 1999-2015. At this festival, international independent films of all genres screen in a fast paced "back to back" format projected in HD 1080p. Due to COVID restrictions, we have moved this event to Doc's Drive In Theatre in Buda, TX which is approximately 20 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. International films from all over the world are eligible for submission, whether your film has screened at another festival or not. Featuring Action, Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Experimental, Music Videos, Horror Films and more, this diverse mix of Micro Films will surprise you in ways that are hard to explain, until you've experienced it for yourself. You'll be surprised at the creativity and production value that these brilliant filmmakers are able to pack into tiny little films that are six minutes or less. This event was previously listed at the Austin Micro Short Film Festival, but we have changed the name for 2021 and beyond.

28 Award Categories For Films And Videos

Best Action Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animated Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Film
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Drama Film
Best Dark Drama Film
Best Director
Best Documentary Film
Best Editing
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Experimental Film
Best Experimental Music Video
Best Fantasy Film
Best Horror Film
Best Horror Comedy Film
Best International Director
Best International Film
Best Mockumentary Film
Best Music Video
Best Picture
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Web Series Episode
Best Texas Film
Best Texas Director
Most Original Concept

12 Award Categories For Screenplays

Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Dark Drama Screenplay
Best Fantasy Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best Horror Comedy Screenplay
Best International Screenplay
Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay
Best Science Fiction Screenplay
Best Screenplay
Best Texas Screenplay

All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced. Even if your film, web series or music video is publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo, it is still eligible for submission. For exhibition purposes. all films are expected to provide a download link, so that we can compile and project them in HD 1080p. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted and will be converted to 23.976 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

Overall Rating
  • Professional, innovative, & a friendly stalwart supporter of the careworn filmmaker

    February 2021
  • Dasha Khritankova

    I'm so happy my short comedy got selected and was screened at this festival! Great communication and friendly staff!

    January 2021
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Never too Late! Austin Micro Film Festival! Was a great honor to be rewarded For Best Horror Micro Short Abscessed. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Filmmakers. Cynthia Bergen, No Sleep Films

    January 2021
  • shay madmon

    We want to thank you so much for choosing 'MENACHEM' for the best web series episode!!! It is so special for us and a great honor !! An even bigger thank you to all the people who came to watch in these challenging days. Love and appreciate. Who will give and come upon you the blessing and health in these days and any time. Keep a sense of humor! With a big love and appreciate , shay madmon and alon levi.

    October 2020
  • This was a super unique experience and one I will remember always! Thank you Austin Micro Short Film Festival!

    September 2020