The Mikro Festival of Amateur Film

Mon 9th Jul 18: Open call - 9th MikroFAF festival

Interanational festival of DIY and independent short film

We invite DIY authors of all ages and professional backgrounds to submit their short films to the 9th edition of international short film festival MikroFAF, organised by Satibara Association. This three-day festival will be held in the beginning of October, at the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade.

The categories you can sign up for are:
Short DIY Film. It refers to movies of all genres (fiction, documentary, animated, experimental...) and production techniques, made in non-professional circumstances, without the involvement of film professionals and without professional obligations during or after the production.
Independent Short Film. It refers to film makers that do not correspond to DIY criteria, who work in independent production, without commercial intentions and pressures of the producers.
Caged Film. This year the special category was inspired by the upsetting scenes of people who wanted to break free from the cages they had lived in, only to be caged again on their way to desired freedom. We want this category to highlight films that deal with cages and bars, both around and within ourselves. People do not flee from war or political cages only; many also try to break psychological slavery or creative blockades. We are interested in your films dealing with these topics, regardless their genre approach.

Rules for Submission:
1.The deadline for submitting entries is 15th August, 2018.
2. Acceptable duration of short films is up to 15 minutes.
3. A maximum of three works can be submitted by each author.
4. There are no restrictions on the country of origin of the author.

5. Authors should choose which category they are entering the film for (Short DIY Film, Independent Short Film, Caged Film).

If the author does not state the category, the organizers will use their discretion to enter the film into a suitable category.

6. Films that are not in Serbo-Croatian or English must have a translation (in one of the two languages mentioned).

7. Film authors from Former Yugoslavian countries can submit their films by uploading them to any of big filesharing services (Wetransfer, DropBox, SendSpace, Yousendit, FileConvoy etc.) and sending basic info to After this, your submission will be confirmed. Required Information when applying: download or preview link, name of the film, country of production, the duration and a brief description (up to 500 words) of the film, the author's name, age and a short author biography (up to 500 words), contact phone number and an e-mail address for the author. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If your film is already uploaded to FilmFreeway, your application will be easier.

Film authors from the rest of the world should submit via FilmFreeway.

Notes: Once entered, it is not possible to withdraw your film from the festival. The festival reserves the right to show the film several times as part of the selection of the festival program, as well as the use of clips or stills from the film for promotional purposes. Authors will be informed about any such actions.

Good luck!
Yours, MikroFAF team

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