MicroActs Artist Film Festival 2020
1st-31st July 2020

We are now accepting submissions for our 1st online film festival:

A one month online showcase of films that share stories from all over the world, bought together for an internet festival to create a moment of togetherness for our artist film community!

We celebrate artist filmmakers from around the globe & across genres, and, in tough times such as this, we want to continue to champion an international spirit and empathetic creativity. The selected films will be available on our website in a curated steaming showcase for the whole of July, and we are excited to be exploring this platform, dissolving boarders during 2020’s global lockdown.

...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.

All filmmakers who show with us are featured in the MicroActs' Filmmaker Archive on our website, an online showcase with direct links to each artist's website/digital presence, this resource allows exposure to a whole new audience & celebrates the range of works we've screened over the years.

Please note: by submitting your work, you agree to having your film available on microactslondon.com for 1 month (if selected), the works will NOT be able to be downloaded by the public, only viewed. The description of the film will be included, as will details of where people can find more of your work online.

• 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.

• By submitting, you agree to show your film with us and be featured on our website as part of the MicroActs' Filmmaker Archive.

Overall Rating
  • I've screened a number of my short films at several MicroActs events over the past few years. Each event has provided an intimate space for experiencing an eclectic mix of artist films that explore topics as varied as politics, personal stories, comedy, LGBTQ+, and more. The events are always very well curated and organised. One of my favourite things about MicroActs is it allows for networking with other filmmakers and the audience. Highly recommended!

    March 2020
  • Thanks MicroActs, for supporting and highlighting LGBTQ+ experimental film and thanks for including my film, "Making America Straight & White Again." It is so important to stand up right now (!) to protest the rise of racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia in America under Trump - and also the rising fear of immigrants and LGBT's around the world. Thanks for programming of such diverse and amazing non-linear and truly experimental film work in the special LGBTQ+ programme. Liberty: you are amazing!! xoxo

    November 2019
  • Khalil Charif

    Extremely committed with the artistic making, outstanding programming and communication. Must congratulate you all, you are awesome! Long life to MicroActs! My sincere gratitude.

    November 2019
  • 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
    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
    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!