Film Festivals & Programs

Spark Filmmakers Collaborative hosts a variety of film festivals and film programs to support celebrate short films by diverse filmmakers in Western New York and throughout the world.

The Spark Micro-Short Film Fest

Submissions are Open for 2023

The Micro-Short Film Festival & MicroMania® Channel are nonprofit projects created to support independent voices in film by celebrating the skill and artistry of micro-short films (up to 5 minutes long before credits).

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Friday Night Films @ Five Points Bakery

Come out to Five Points Bakery in Buffalo for 10 evenings of film screenings, panel discussions, filmmaking workshops, and more throughout Summer 2022.

Submit Your Film to MMFF 2022 by June 20th!

Submit your micro-short film (5 min or under) today for opportunities to stream on our channel, screen during our festival, and more!

MicroMania Film Fest 2022 returns September 3-20th, 2022!

Featuring the second annual Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program, 5 micro-short film screenings, virtual workshops & chats free on-demand watch parties and more!

Stream 2019-2021 Official Selections & Award Winners Now!

We’ve attracted over 1,000,000 views for our officially selected filmmakers. Stream 200+ amazing micro-short films from international creators on the MicroMania Channel now!

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Buffalo Shorts

Celebrating & Inspiring Youth Short Filmmaking in Western New York

Coming soon!