MicroActs 9

We are now accepting submissions for MicroActs 9 - an evening of artist short film!

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. As the UK opens up again, we are aiming to create another live* screening at our Central London hub Hotel Elephant, Elephant & Castle, in early September!

...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.

*Government Guidelines permitting. If there are any major disruptions (such as another lockdown etc.) we will change this event to either an online livestream or reschedule the event.

• 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, Racist, Classist, Misogynistic, Body Shaming, Fatphobic, or Xenophobic. [However films discussing these issues/experiences of marginalisation are, of course, considered].

• 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
  • Johann Calderón

    Thanks MicroActs for including my video in your festival.
    I wish I could have been there!

    July 2021
  • 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 - and also the prejudice against all immigrants and LGBTQ's around the world.

    Thanks for programming of such diverse and amazing non-linear and truly experimental film work in the special LGBTQ+ programme. The curating and foregrounding of avant-garde work in this festival is superb. Liberty: you are amazing!!

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your wonderful review, Gwendolyn! We're very happy to have shown your work, and thank you for the support- delighted to have you as part of our international MicroActs community- best wishes from London!

  • Marcos Mereles

    MicroActs is carefully curated event that really supports avant-garde filmmakers! I had the pleasure to screen a film back in 2018 and it was held in a lovely venue in central London with a great selection of films!

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your great review, Marcos. We're delighted to keep in touch and to have you as part of the MicroActs global community of filmmakers!

  • Very glad to be there!

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your review, Fernando- very happy to have shown your work at our event 'MicroActs 7'. Thank you for being part of the MicroActs community!

  • Thank you MicroActs for including my moving poem, Waking, in your festival. I wish I could have been there! It looked absolutely fantastic.

    For anyone considering submitting in the future ... I highly recommend it. It was a wonderful experience.

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for this kind recommendation and great review, Quin. Delighted to have shown your work and we are so happy you're part of the MicroActs community- best wishes from London!