Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.


We invite DIY authors of all ages and professional backgrounds to submit their short films to the jubilee 10th edition of the international short film festival MikroFAF, organised by Satibara Association. This four-day festival will be held on October 10-13, at the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade.

The categories you can submit your films for are:

  1. Short DIY Film. It refers to films of all genres (fiction, documentary, animated, experimental…), topics and production techniques, made in non-professional circumstances, without the involvement of film professionals and without professional obligations during or after the production.
  2. Independent Short Film. It refers to films that do not match the above mentioned DIY criteria because their making involved professionals, but were made in independent production, without commercial and producers’ pressure.
  3. Power Film. In order for something to endure until its 10th edition, it takes power – individual, collective, mental, and physical. First of all, it takes power of love and dedication. That’s why this year’s MikroFAF edition wants to pay special attention to films that celebrate positive and creative power. Also, we are interested in films that deal with fighting destructive power. Send us your films dealing with these topics, regardless their genre approach.
  4. Junior Film. Since in the recent years one can notice both quantitative and qualitative advance regarding the participation of young filmmakers (up to 18 years old), in its jubilee edition MikroFAF introduces this special category, for the filmmakers who were not older than 18 at the moment of finishing submitted films.

Submission rules:

  • The deadline for submitting entries is 31st of July, 2019.
  • Acceptable duration of short films is up to 15 minutes.
  • A maximum of three works can be submitted by each author.
  • There are no restrictions on the country of origin of the author.
  • The author may indicate which category they are entering the film for (Short DIY Film, Independent Short Film, Power Film or Junior Film). If the author does not state category or the film does not correspond to the chosen selection, the organisers will use their discretion to enter the film into a suitable category.
  • Films that are not in Serbian or English must have a translation in one of the two languages mentioned.
  • Films have to be uploaded to Film Free Way.
  • Required information when applying: the name of the film; country of production; the duration and a brief description of the film (up to 500 words); the author’s name, age and a short author biography (up to 500 words); contact phone number and e-mail address of the author. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Good luck!
Yours, MikroFAF