POSTPONED: #MoStopMo Fest - April 4th

#MoStopMo is committed to Stop Motion Film Making and building community. To properly honor both, we have decided to postpone our April 4th Stop Motion Shorts Fest.

We are fully committed to run our festival and honor all of the filmmakers who have submitted to us from around the world, and a new fest date will be announced in the near future, where we will honor all tickets. In the meantime, follow us online for announcements, and check out our new Podcast interviews, featuring animation professionals across the industry.

David Rocco Facchini
#MoStopMo Festival Director


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 in Oakland CA, USA:

- "The Art of #MoStop Mo" Gallery Show Opening, showcasing the behind-the-scenes art of #MoStopMo's first Stop Motion film "The Cookie Cutter"
- The #MoStopMo Screening Event
- Speaking Events
- An After-Party celebration

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 for 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 (

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 2020 Screening in Oakland CA.

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

All successful entrants are eligible to attend 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 within 2 weeks.

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.


#MoStopMo is proudly presented by Dellarocco Studios (