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

2024 festival submission open August 1st, 2023

Spark 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 cinema (up to 5 minutes long before credits).

WNY Filmmaker Spotlight @ Fitz Books

Join us every second Saturday through December at Fitz Books & Waffles for a short film screening program and filmmaker chat with local Western New York filmmakers.

Submit Your Film to SMSFF 2024 starting August 1st!

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

Spark Micro-Short Film Fest 2023 returns September 2-30th, with 5 film screening events!

Featuring the third annual Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program, full-day micro-short film screenings at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library, our annual screening under the stars at Five Points Bakery, and a live music and film screening event at Fitz Books!

Stream 2019-2021 Official Selections & Award Winners Now!

We’ve attracted over 2,300,000 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!