September 2, 9, 15 and 30 | Buffalo, NY

Join us on Saturday, September 2nd, as we open the 5th annual Spark Micro-Short Film Festival with the Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program 2023 at Burchfield Penney Arts Center, followed by a full day of screenings and special programs at BECPL Central Library on September 9th, an outdoor evening screening on September 15th at Five Points Bakery and a live performance and short film screening at Fitz Books on September 30th.

Spark Micro-Short Film Festival events are welcoming,  inclusive, joyful, and free to attend!

Our stories help us see ourselves in each other.

We want folks of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual identities, and income levels to feel empowered to self represent through video and film starting small.

Our annual Spark Micro-Short Film Festival focuses on films 5 minutes and under because they cost less to produce and anyone with a video enabled device and some encouragement can share their stories and vision with the world.

Watch the Award-winning Films of 2022

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Amplifying Diverse Storytelling & Expanding Cultural Awareness.

Self representation is key to dismantling stereotypes perpetuated by lack of representation. We value the voices of creators of all ages, bilities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and income levels and we bring their work.

Our film screenings are free to the public and located at venues easily accessible by foot or public transit so that anyone can join in and get inspired. Programs like the Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program honor the voices, values, and traditions of mis-represented and marginalized creators by following their lead and compensating them for their participation.