"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-Experimental Short
Best Micro-Animated Short
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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.
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.