Spark Micro-Short Film Festival – Submit your Film or Animation by May 19th

Spark Micro-Short Film Festival (formerly MicroMania Film Fest) builds cultural awareness by showcasing amazing micro-short films by diverse creators. Films that screen during Spark Micro-Short Film Fest events introduce social themes in creative connecting hearts and communities while celebrating the art and skill of films **5 min and under.

Officially Selected films:

1. Advance to our juried finalist round in June to determine which films will screen during our 2023 festival events as well as award winners.

2. Are invited to stream their film *MicroMania Channel which has topped 1.9M views since its launch in 2020.

3. Sometimes get referrals to other festivals and invitations to join panel discussions, be guest bloggers, be interviewed, and have options to screen during Spark year-round events and receive a screening fee.

Only finalist films – screen and compete for awards during our 2023 festival event.

**If your film is over 5 minutes due to credits – enter your runtime as 5 min.



March 24, 2023 – Spring
April 19, 2023 – Regular Deadline
May 19, 2023 -Late Deadline

Finalists will be notified by June 17, 2023


Submission Fees

Submission fees – are collected to offset the costs of creating and producing this opportunity and its related events

Spring & Regular Deadline
Films 2-5 min – $15/$13 (FilmFreeway Gold Members)
Films 2 min max – $8/$6 (FilmFreeway Gold Members)

Late Deadline
Films 2-5 min – $18/$15 (FilmFreeway Gold Members)
Films 2 min max – $15/$13 (FilmFreeway Gold Members)


FESTIVAL DATE: SATURDAY, September 9th, 2023
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
BECPL Central Library, Buffalo, NY


FRIDAY, September 15th
7-9 PM
Five Points Bakery, Buffalo, NY

The event is finished.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, May 19, 2023

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, May 19, 2023


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