Buffalo Shorts

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Celebrating & Inspiring Youth Storytelling in Western New York

We’re looking for community partners interested in creating a youth oriented program centered micro-short film challenge – centered on the creation of mobile films up to 3 minutes in length.

Stay tuned for more details.

Buffalo Shorts Streaming showcase – coming soon

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Stream over 200 Officially selected films from 2019 – 2021 in 17 different content channels. Check back regularly for new additions!

Our 2020 Buffalo Shorts Judges

Lukia Costello

Independent photographer, filmmaker, Founder & Director of MicroMania Film Fest and Spark Filmmakers Collaborative

William Graebner

Emeritus Professor of History, State University of New York, author and co-author of 11 books, film reviewer for Buffalo Rising and 2filmcritics.com

Dianne Bennett

The first woman to head a large U.S. law firm, retired tax lawyer, film reviewer for Buffalo Rising and 2filmcritics.com

Thomas M. Moll

Creative Director and Managing Member of Raven Vanguard Design Studio, LLC, based in Allentown

Edreys Wajed

An artist, educator, performer, and entrepreneur based in Buffalo (Edreys.com)

Paulette D. Harris

Artistic Director, Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, with more than 30 years of collective work experience in television, theatre, and film in various capacities

Alycia Ripley

A published author of three novels and one memoir, a writer for national and local publications, and a script doctor for various things you’ve watched on Netflix (alyciaripley.com)

Newell Nussbaumer

A diehard Buffalonian and has been supporting film culture in this city for years, through Buffalo Rising and other grassroots efforts