Micropolitan Film Festival #5 will be August 5th at 5pm at the Marion Train Depot! mcdowellarts.org/mff for more info

Our event date is August 5th 2023. There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the event. Folks not present in person for the awards event will receive their awards via mail.

1) Films running over 15 minutes will not be eligible for awards. On rare events we do select special screenings for these projects, but they are not eligible for screening awards.

2) All projects must include closed captioning provided by the filmmaker, in English or the language in which the film is recorded and intended to be presented in. All people deserve to experience film equally.

3) MFF, it's staff, and affiliates reserve the rights to use posters, clips of submitted film, and names associated with billing on film submitted for the purpose of promoting screening events. Don't worry we won't post any spoilers.

4) MFF reserves the right to remove any film from our lineup at any time.

5) Films promoting bigoted, racist, homophobic or transphobic ideology are not welcome or acceptable for screening at MFF.

Overall Rating
  • A Great Short Film Festival showcasing some of North Carolinas Independent Filmmakers. A+ Quality and Friendly Atmosphere for All. This was our second year in the competition and will most definitely be in the 2023 Festival.

    August 2022
  • Julie Whitis-Church

    Great festival. Would definitely submit again!

    July 2021
  • Austin Street

    A smaller festival, but one with great people and selections. Absolutely worth the value, free drinks and alcohol, cheap popcorn, and 8 films that you get to watch alongside local filmmakers. Good amount of awards as well.

    August 2019
  • Tyler Mckenzie

    An wonderful festival that showcases loads of great talent in North Carolina! The audience Q&A portion is the best part of the festival, where everyone gets to know the team behind the films and learn about the process behind them.

    Only thing that should be adjusted is the way they handle the awards, and the audience favorite voting.

    August 2019
  • Dave Harlequin

    An absolutely wonderful film festival with a friendly and hospitable staff that really goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome and comfortable. It was an absolute pleasure to screen there, and I will definitely be submitting again and again!

    August 2019