Buffalo Shorts

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Celebrating & Inspiring Short Filmmaking in Western New York

30 films up to 15 minutes in length were submitted in 2020 to be included in the new Buffalo Shorts streaming channel.

All submitted films are included in our Vimeo Showcase below, and some earned a chance to be featured on BuffaloRising.com (620K monthly page views, 150K monthly visitors, and 120K social media followers). Films 5 minutes and under also got a chance to qualify and compete in the 2020 MicroMania Film Festival.

Buffalo Shorts Streaming Channel

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Over 520,000 views since March 2020! Stream over 200 Officially selected films in 17 different channels. New additions added regularly.

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