MicroActs: 'Embrace Your Space' Edition

We are, once again, teaming up with cave, Pimlico to bring you this special edition of MicroActs, focusing on themes around the body, challenging beauty standards & sharing stories about life in marginalised bodies. The concept of "Body Positivity" has flooded social & mainstream media, but what does it actually mean? We are looking for films that explore the journey of acceptance, critique the hierarchies of beauty aesthetics and discuss the intersectional nuances of what self-love can be.

...short stories...small rebellions...mini manifestos...personal fables...snippets of memory...

MicroActs is a program of short films, 6 minutes or less, exploring concentrated storytelling through moving image. From bold political expression to delicate personal memories to abstract experimental collages; MicroActs aims to create a thought-provoking, informative and diverse evening of film. Works can be narrative or non-linear, experimental or scripted, abstract emotions, comedy sketches, music videos, and more, MicroActs is looking for works that share politics, intersectional experiences and tell stories.

The aim of these events is to champion subjective & personal political moving image works, promote artist film in London, and create a community of artists & filmmakers sharing their works and supporting each other.

• Films must be approx 6mins or less, our focus is on "micro" short films.

• We accept films from all over the world however films not made in English need to be provided with subtitles in English.

• We champion LGBTQ voices, and please provide us with your pronouns for our social media promotion of your work.

• We do not accept films that are in any way Homophobic, Biphobic, Transphobic, Body Shaming, Fatphobic, Racist, Classist, Misogynistic or Xenophobic.

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  • Marilyn Freeman

    MicroActs sets a new standard for film festivals with a radically creative curatorial sensibility and cool live-screening venue. All aspects of communication were brilliant from the selection announcement to seriously classy and timely promotions across social platforms. This amazing festival connected me with other participating artists and filmmakers and I wasn’t even able to be there in person. That says tons about the real effort invested in creating culture. Honored to have had Mercy included in your screening lineup. Thank you MicroActs! 💞💞💞

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Marilyn. We aim to make a platform for both showcasing and connecting artist filmmakers, and when we get feedback like this, it makes all the effort worth it! We were delighted to show your work and look forward to seeing what you make in the future!

  • Brilliantly curated and hosted platform for artists’ short films. Excellent venue at Cave.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being part of 'MicroActs at cavecinema', we really enjoyed showing your film. It was great to connect and so glad you enjoyed the lineup!

  • Great showcase of experimental film, awesome communication and artist promotion. Hope to make it to London for the next one.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review, Michal- we were delighted to show your film and look forward to keeping in touch for future screenings!

  • Michael Lyons

    Thank you for supporting experimental film and video art.

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for showing with us at MicroActs 5- we really enjoyed including your film, Michael; and we're proud to be able to make the night a truly international programme!

  • An engaging programme of curated work and well worth visiting.

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being part of MicroActs 5, Stuart; it was great to meet you and hear more about your practice- we hope to see more of your works in the future!