Have you created a Stop Motion film in the past 2 years (2018 -2020)? Is it a complete, stand alone story (not an exercise or a trailer for a longer short)? Does it range between 3 to 15 minutes? If so, you are eligible to submit to the #MoStopMo Film Festival!

Dedicated building community around the very first form of animation ever put to film, the #MoStopMo Film Festival is focused on welcoming emerging Stop Motion Film Makers to the Stop Motion Community!

All qualifying entries will automatically receive tickets to all events leading up to the Screening Event on April 4th 2020 in Oakland CA, USA:

- A Gallery Show of Stop Motion Art for the months of April & May
- A behind-the-scenes process of making a Stop Motion film;
- Weekend-long lecture events featuring industry-renown animation professionals;
- A Saturday Night screening Event of Stop Motion shorts (April 4th)
- An After-Party celebration!
(Event details can be found on www.mostopmo.com starting on January 24th 2020).

We have limited slots to accommodate our Screening Event, so if your short is not chosen for our run-of-show, we will honor all those who both qualify AND properly submit to our fest, by hosting a link to their film website on www.mostopmo.com for the months of April and May 2020.

The Audience-Selected Short will be awarded a custom found-object sculpture honoring the spirit of the Stop Motion Animator by artist David Rocco Facchini (www.dellaroccostudios.com).

The Selected Short team members will qualify to participate in future #MoStopMo film productions and networking opportunities with industry professionals.

All applicants to the #MoStopMo Film Festival will receive a ticket to the Screening Event on April 4th 2020 in Oakland CA.

All successful entrants who correctly submit the #MoStopMo Film Festival will have a link to their film hosted on www.mostopmo.com for the duration of the months of April and May, as well as be publicized on all #MoStopMo Social Media platforms.

During the months of April and May, all successful entrants are eligible to attend events held during the 2020 gallery show titled "The Art of #MoStopMo", where they will be able to access the behind-the-scenes process of making an animated film through exhibition installations, award-winning guest speakers and hands-on presentations focused on both the craft and business of animation.

If you have created a Stop Motion film in the past 2 years (2018 -2020), it is a complete, stand alone story (not an exercise or a trailer for a longer short) and it ranges from 3 to 15 minutes, you are eligible!

IMPORTANT: Failure to follow the below listed rules will forfeit your entry to the festival, including your entry fee, so please follow directions carefully :) Once submitted, all fees are non-refundable.


All entrants muse be at least 18 years of age, have authorized or original content in their short, including character and music.

All entries must demonstrate the use of ACTUAL Stop Motion Animation in part or full, (puppet, clay, pixilation, sand, paint...)

FILE FORMAT: Each entry must be formatted to HD 1080p mp4 file

Selected Shorts screening at the #MoStopMo Film Festival will be notified ASAP. If you have not heard back from #MoStopMo within 2 weeks of entry, please follow up via email.

All submissions received within 2 weeks of the Extended Deadline will be followed up with by April 1th.

Please include copy of Student ID with all student film submissions.

By entering The #MoStopMo Stop Motoin Shorts Fest, you give the organizers of the festival permission to screen your film and to use any promotional stills or descriptions for festival advertising.


#MoStopMo is proudly presented by Dellarocco Studios (www.dellaroccostudios.com)