Atlanta Micro Short Film Festival was created to showcase talented filmmakers who have created unforgettable ultra short films under 7 minutes total running time.

Join us May 31, 2025 at Limelight Theater in Atlanta, Georgia for a non-stop day packed with films from the world's best micro short filmmakers.

An estimated 150 micro short films will be spotlighted: narrative, documentary, music videos, animation, experimental, and just about any genre of short film. There is only one rule - keep it short!

Ultra short films are the perfect way to showcase a filmmakers talent, and for an audience with a short attention span, this is the perfect event! Each of our film selections have a running time of under 7 minutes. Brevity is the soul of wit!

Join us for all the Atlanta Film Series Events:

Join us for all the Atlanta Film Series Events:

Atlanta Shortsfest - June 29 - 30, 2024
Atlanta Underground Film Festival - August 16 - 18, 2024
Atlanta Horror Film Festival - October 4 - 6, 2024
Atlanta Docufest - March 22 - 23, 2025
Atlanta Micro Short Film Fest - May 31, 2025

Awards are given for Best of in various categories:
Best Micro Short
Best Drama
Best Horror
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Narrative
Best Documentary
and more

All films must have a running time of 5 minutes or less, not including the credits. If your project is a little over 5 minutes, don't worry! Our maxium running time is 7 min. to allow for credits.

If accepted, and we feel your credits are too long for your project, we may ask to shorten the length of the credits. While not required, our advice to all short form filmmakers is to keep your credits to 30 seconds or less.

Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

Films which have been published online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) are considered, as well as any films which have premiered at other festivals.

We will notify you via FilmFreeway if accepted. Please respond as quickly as possible. Filmmakers should have all assets sent to us two weeks prior to festival.

Email us if you would like confirmation of your entry, or you have any questions.

Overall Rating
  • Chance Mitchell

    Loved it! It was truly an honor being able to see my short alongside so many other amazing films! Great experience.

    April 2024
  • Duncan Gates

    Honoured to be asked to take part!

    April 2024
  • Matthew Barber

    Honored to have our micro short film "Shelter Half" selected and play a small part at the festival! Thank you so much to the team at Atlanta Micro Short Film Festival for including us in this year's program!

    April 2024
  • Cooper Hardin

    Such a fun festival! I'm so grateful my film "Inside Looking Out" was included in the lineup! I had a wonderful time meeting the other filmmakers and am looking forward to attending this festival for years to come!

    April 2024
  • Thank for you showing “Let the Metal Fall” and giving a space to filmmakers. This format allowed a real variety of shorts and empowers experiments from filmmakers.

    March 2024