The Seventh MikroFAF - Open call

Viral Edition: Infected by Video

Amateur film is an indispensable part of the history of cinema. With the advent and availability of digital technology and social media it is now conquering new spaces and developing in many new and exciting ways. MikroFAF - Micro-Festival of Amateur Film, established in 2009, serves as a platform that closely follows the dynamic development of non-professional creativity. The festival will have its seventh iteration in the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive, located in Belgrade, on the 7th and 8th October, 2016.

MikroFAF encourages the exchange of experiences between all enthusiasts who express themselves in the language of film and do not hesitate to experiment and self-educate in the sphere of film, reinforcing this alternative creative power of film culture. This year, we provide the opportunity for film enthusiasts from around the world to showcase their short films, compete for a variety of awards and grasp the nettle of non-profit creation, fuelled by pure love for cinema.

If you are such a film enthusiast, your task is to apply to the festival with your short fiction, animated, experimental or documentary film, while our task is to ensure that fresh ideas, new talent and authentic views of the world get due attention. This year we want to emphasise the phenomena of film art on the web and viral videos, which have been intensively developed and often represent borderline cases between the traditional categories of film, video art, television sketches, documentary records, performances etc.

Because we at MikroFAF believe that watching a film should be a shared public experience and want to encourage the lively exchange of opinions and impressions, the Seventh edition of the festival will be held in the best place for this - in the theatre of the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive, which has been a place of gathering and socialising for many film buffs for decades.

The Seventh MikroFAF kindly invites you to submit your films and compete for the following awards:


Best Short DIY Film. The award is intended for 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.


Best Independent Short Film. This prize will award the film makers that do not correspond to 'DIY' criteria, who work in independent production, without commercial intentions and pressures of the producers.


Best Viral Video. The award relates to video clips that are primarily made for the Internet and often use some of its features (interactivity, streaming, seriality), with artistic intentions, causing a reaction in the mass online audience, or raising awareness about a certain topic.


MIKROPOLIS – A handmade statuette which will be awarded by the jury consisting of three renowned artists from various areas of the arts.


 Contest rules for 7th MikroFAF:

1. The deadline for submitting entries is 1th September, 2016.

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. The author may indicate which award they are entering the film for (Best Short DIY Film, Best Independent Short Film, Best Viral Video). If the author does not state an award or the film does not correspond to the chosen selection, the organisers will use their discretion to enter the film into a suitable category.

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

7. You can apply electronically by uploading the films to one of the sites for sharing large files (Yousendit, Sendspace, Wetransfer, DropBox, FileConvoy etc.) and send the download link, along with the necessary information, to the festival email ( You will be sent confirmation that we have received it and the movie will be considered entered.

8. VERY IMPORTANT – Required Information when applying: the name of the movie, 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.

9. If you are unable to apply online, films can be sent to the following address:

Marija Rodić, Trgovačka 20/9, 11 000, Belgrade, Serbia, clearly marked "For MikroFAF" and include all the required information stated in section 8.

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.

For additional information, please write to us at

Good luck!

Yours, MikroFAF


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