"Brevity is the sister of Talent' - Anton Chekov

Created by filmmakers for filmmakers, MicroMania Film Festival, screens a mix of domestic and international films, of up to 5 minutes in length. MicroMania offers micro-short filmmakers the opportunity to show their work independent of films with a longer run-time. Often shortchanged within the juried category of short film, micro-shorts must be recognized as a genre unto themselves.

It is our goal to have your work seen, appreciated and celebrated. Our fee helps cover overhead and costs related to growing this opportunity so that, in the years to come we may eventually offer free submission and cash rewards.

All official selections will be screened during the festival on November 16, 2019, at our inaugural MicroMania Film Festival. Additionally, award winners including Best Micro-Narrative, Best Micro-Documentary, Best Micro-Animated Short, Best Micro-Experimental Short, Best Micro-Animated Film, and Audience Choice will be streamed on our website and promoted across our social networks.

Our judges are industry professionals, filmmakers and film festival lovers. We look forward to seeing your work. Films will be judged based on their quality and impact.

MicroMania film festival will also be recorded for later broadcast across the MeTV network via WBBZ-TV. Officially selected films are welcome to opt-out of streaming and broadcast. We're happy to use a still image of your choice with your film's title and a URL instead.

2019 Award-winning films (Best micro-documentary, micro-experimental, micro-animation and micro-narrative) will receive a code for one free submission to the 2020 Frog and Toad Film Festival in Spain! Submissions for Frog and Toad (https://filmfreeway.com/FrogandToadFilmFestival). Submissions will open again for Frog and Toad between June and August for next year's festivals so, make sure to add it to your watch list if you submit.

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Best Micro-Narrative
Best Micro-Documentary
Best Micro-Experimental Short
Best Micro-Animated Short
Audience Choice

MicroMania Film Festival is open to all micro-short films from all countries.
All non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

Submit an online screener of your entry, ensuring a maximum of 5 minutes.

No Porn, No Trailers and No Music Videos.


While this film festival is a labor of love, like most, we have spent money it's creation. Your investment, in this opportunity helps repay ours and we appreciate it.

Entry fees are non-refundable and required for each distinct category submission.


All entrants agree with the terms and conditions below to be featured as 'Officially Selected' and in order to qualify as a finalist/winner.

Delivery of 'Officially Selected' films will be accepted by digital means only. All films must be delivered in high resolution. Micro Mania Film Festival reserves the right to remove an accepted film from its programming schedule due to poor resolution or quality.


MicroMania Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize still images and submission descriptions, provided by accepted filmmakers for exhibition at the Festival and for promotional purposes leading up to the event.

MicroMania Film Festival requests the right to stream festival-winning films on their website on an 'opt-in' basis. Vimeo or YouTube screener link to be provided by winning filmmaker allowing filmmakers to receive the credit for additional views generated through our festival website and related social media posts. Festival winning films that 'opt-out' agree to provide a still or poster image and a link, where available, to a website related to their winning film. Our aim is to promote winning films as widely possible without being a barrier to other screening or funding opportunities.


The filmmaker holds the Micro Mania Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

Overall Rating
  • John G

    I occasionally enter film festivals that I am unable to go to, so my ability to review them is based on their communications with me and their social media presence. I was unfortunately not able to attend this film festival this year (would have been an expensive trip), but I was thrilled with the excellent and enthusiastic communication I received and how active they are on social media. I felt valued as someone with a film that had been selected and it really made me wish I could have been there. They are a brand new festival, but I can see big crowds coming for them in that future if they continue their excellent level of service. I really appreciated the level of effort put towards me as a filmmaker who couldn’t make it and I’d bet anything they rolled out the red carpet for filmmakers in attendance. Definitely recommend.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, John!!! We would certainly have rolled out the red carpet for you. I hope very much to see more of your work in the future and maybe even meet you at some point.

    Keep up the amazing work! Lukia C.

  • For it's first year, MicroMania was incredibly well organised. Communication was excellent and they proved themselves to be serious and commited. MicroMania's professional approach has the potential to attract film makers from all over the world and grow as a leading short film festival. Great job.

    November 2019
  • I'm so glad to have had Shadow at the Door be a part of MicroMania Film Festival. Great communication!!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Roshini! We hope that you'll submit more beautiful work in the future. Stay tuned. We're working on a bunch of great ideas that'll bring even more value to our 2020 submitters and beyond!

  • What an honor and great pleasure to have been a part of this festival!! Due to a scheduling conflict, I did not have the opportunity to attend the event in support of my short film, "Samuel's Got A Sweet Tooth". Though the energy and effort was apparent in every aspect of this festival. Lukia and company were kind, communicative, and obviously extremely passionate about this creative medium. Again, super kudos and congratulations to all!!!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Angel. That's very kind - and much appreciated!

    We really hope you keep making beautiful micros (and longer work too) and that you always consider submitting to MicroMania Film Festival.

    We're working on a bunch of ideas for next season that aim at bringing more attention the micro-short flm form - and it's creators.

  • Josef Beeby

    Wonderful labour of love by the founders, and it shows! Lots of care was put into the format and running order. They are committed to trying to give micro-shorts opportunities and platforms. Clear communication and we had a great time at the screening itself. For a festival in its first year to be so confidently and carefully put together was a wonderful surprise and we're very excited to go back in the future.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Joseph! It was such a pleasure to have you and Grace in attendance to talk about your lovey, inventive film! We can't wait to see more!