MicroMania Film Festival 2021

September 4–25, 2021 | Buffalo, NY & Virtual

Celebrating the art and skill of micro-short films and micro-short filmmaking

Submit Films

Submissions for the MicroMania Channel and MicroMania Film Fest 2022 are open! Grow your audience,  join our community and compete to screen at MicroMania 2022!

MicroMania Film Fest 2021 Events

Featuring the Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program, 3 micro-short film screenings programs with filmmakers in attendance, virtual workshops & filmmaker chats, 1:1 project mentoring, and streaming on-demand programming.

Watch Micros

Over 500,000 views since March 2020! Stream over 200 officially selected films in 17 different channels. New additions added regularly.

Watch Past Award-Winners & Filmmaker Panels

MicroMania Film Festival 2021 Sponsors:

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The What—and Why—of MicroMania

“Brevity is the sister of genius.”
—Anton Chekhov

MicroMania 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).

Films 5 minutes and under cost less to produce allowing more people to share their voices and vision.

MicroMania amplifies micro-short films and the people who make them. We’re constantly dreaming up new ways to grow audiences for our officially selected films, including:

  • Year-round programming featuring officially selected filmmakers and industry professionals
  • The MicroMania Channel on Vimeo, which has garnered over 500,000 views since its launch in March 2020
  • A variety of encore presentations, including storefront pop-ups and donation-based public screenings
  • MicroMania Film Festival – our annual week long in-person and virtual micro-short screening event complete with workshops, meet-ups and filmmaker talkback.

The MicroMania community is centered in encouragement and support — once a MicroMania filmmaker, always a MicroMania filmmaker. We love hearing about and sharing info related to your new projects, acceptances to other film festivals and awards. The more you tag us, the more we engage, share, retweet, and highlight across our networks. We win together.