The International Micro Short Film Festival is a celebration of the ultra short form! Short films are amazing in all forms: But we have a special love for filmmakers that are able to utilize less to say more. It is such an impressive talent to be able to effectively showcase a story in the micro form, and our festival is dedicated to the work within that world.

The French philosopher Blaise Pascal has a beautiful quote that represents our festival well: "I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have time."

The International Micro Short Film Festival is focused on bringing as much value as possible to our filmmakers. Our specialization is in the ultra short form, but it just so happens that Hollywood has a strong interest in the category, especially on the narrative side. So of course, our festival was built by industry folks, with the goal of shining light onto amazing short form work and connecting industry film personnel with filmmaking talent of all forms, from across the globe.

Our festival is filled with opportunity for filmmakers: and it continues to evolve every year. Through masterclasses, resources, tools, awards, networking, publications, connections, screening blocks, panels and more: We aim to give film enthusiasts a chance to show what they can do in the short form, and take away value for the long term.

A laurel and certificate for the film that most exemplifies creativity, execution, and all around incredible filmmaking quality in the ultra short form.

A laurel and certificate for the work that manages to achieve the most compelling writing in the ultra short form.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding directing all around in the ultra short form.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding student work.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding cinematography and photography.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding production design and art direction.

An honorary award for the best content that just doesn't fit the conventional category mold.

-All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Maximum run time is specified by category, but no category exceeds 5 minutes in length.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2020.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

Overall Rating
  • Scott Bekisz

    Communication with the festival was great. I will definitely submit again in the future!

    February 2023
  • riu lohri

    Excellent festival: Great communication, professional and transparent execution by dedicated film lovers and supporters. Fantastic experience, extremely recommendable! Thank you!

    February 2023
  • Mike Mentor

    GREAT festival for Micro short films. They do a great job of showcasing your talent with resources at your disposal and appreciate the creativity of creating a film in such short time. From the team of HOT FEET -- Thank you for the award!

    February 2023
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    February 2023