MicroActs 6 • OPEN CALL

We are back at our founding home, creative hub Hotel Elephant in Elephant & Castle central London, for 'MicroActs 6', an evening of Artist Films!

...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.

• 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
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    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 such 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!

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

    May 2019
    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!