#MoStopMo - The Stop Motion Shorts Festival: 2023
Saturday, December 2nd 2023
The #MoStopMo YouTube Channel

All screenings are free however donations are welcome via Venmo and Paypal

#MoStopMo is an officially recognized IMDb Festival Event

The #MoStopMo Stop Motion Shorts Festival is an officially recognized IMDb festival;

All Qualifying Submissions eligible for listing on IMDb will formally be awarded credit on IMDb.

All Qualifying Submissions receive direct feedback from #MoStopMo's Jury of award-winning and acclaimed panel of Animation Industry Professionals.

All Submissions will have their film's link hosted on the #MoStopMo website and be mentioned in the Festival Screening

Selected Submissions will be highlighted during the 2023 Festival, be featured in the Festival Screening or both.

Selected Submissions of the #MoStopMo Stop Motion Shorts Fest will be screened via #MoStopMo's YouTube Channel.

Selected Submissions will be chosen for interview and featured on the #MoStopMo Podcast

#MoStopMo Stop Motion Shorts Festival 2023: RULES & TERMS

If you have created a Stop Motion short in the past 2 years (2021 - 2023) and it is a complete, stand alone story (not an exercise, trailer for a longer short or an episode of a series), 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

All elements of each submitted short must be original, authorized, or the legal property of the filmmaker; including design, characters, performances and music.

All entries must demonstrate the use of ACTUAL Stop Motion Animation techniques in part or full, (EXAMPLES: physical sets, props or puppets; in-camera animation techniques, including clay, pixilation, sand and paint)

FILE FORMAT: Each entry must be formatted to, at minimum, HD 1080p mp4 file, and made available for download via our FilmFreeway site.

All submissions must be in English, or have English subtitles where applicable.

All shorts must be submitted in the correct timeframe category. If your project file total running time is not submitted to the proper timeframe category, it is subject to be disqualified.

Selected Shorts screening at the #MoStopMo Film Festival will be notified ASAP (usually in October/November). If you have not heard back from #MoStopMo within 2 weeks of the festival screening date, please follow up via email at info@mostopmo.com.

By entering The #MoStopMo Stop Motion 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, or screening purposes.

All Rules, Terms, Awards, Prizes and Event Details are subject to change at the discretion of #MoStopMo management.

All Submission fees are non-refundable.


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

Overall Rating
  • Muriel Green

    The folks at #mostopmo were very welcoming and communicative. I had a blast participating in this festival, and I feel like my piece got more exposure because of the online distribution. The panel even provided critical feedback about the work I submitted.

    January 2023
  • Very cool selection of films! It is really nice that it happens online so it can be accesible to everyone, really enjoyed the experience !

    December 2022
  • Honored and flattered to be selected among so many good films. The online screening was interesting, engaging and inspiring. Looking forward to the next edition :)

    December 2021
  • Zeb Blair

    Fun and accessible. There were so many inspiring shorts. Very well curated.

    December 2021
  • A great way to build some stop motion animation community!

    December 2021