The Austin Micro Film Festival is a bi- 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. 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

All films 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 or documentary series 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 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

The submission fee does not include an event ticket fee if selected. Submission fees and event ticket fees are separate. The cost of attending this event is $25 for the entire day. Every attendee must have a ticket. There are no filmmaker passes.

The judges read and rate scripts for this specific competition only. Submitting to this film festival does not affect the ownership or copyright your screenplay or teleplay.

Overall Rating
  • Sean Foy

    Thank you to the Austin Micro Film Fest! We were sorry that we couldn't attend, but communication was great. Thanks so much for having and awarding our film, Little Giant!

    December 2021
  • Mark Cheng

    really enjoyed being a part of this festival! Very supportive team!

    November 2021
  • Debi McMartin

    Austin Micro Film Festival was a fantastic experience. We’re thrilled that our film, Hold That Order, was an Award Winner. We were so impressed with the organization and professionalism displayed in this festival!

    November 2021
  • Awesome festival, great communication, very honoured to have been selected and awarded in the great festival.

    November 2021
  • Emmanuel Stewart

    Wonderful experience! I network with talented people and watched a lot of interesting and fun films

    November 2021