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NYWIFT Member’s MicroMania Film Fest Channel Reaches 80,000 Views in First Two Months

How many free movies can you watch in one day?

In response to Covid-19, NYWIFT member and film festival creator/founder Lukia Costello decided to take advantage of social-distancing by taking her film festival online. “It made perfect sense to enter the field of streaming content choices at a time when homebound viewers were searching for the next thing to binge. One of the biggest challenges in independent filmmaking lies in getting people outside of your family to see your work.” MicroMania Film Festival was created to be more than a one-off event and actively participates in amplifying quality independent short films

If you watched Super Bowl LIV you saw an ad for Quibi, a new subscription content platform featuring shows up to 10 min long. Powered by $1 billion in seed investment, it proves the potential of extra short content.

The difference between Quibi and MicroMania Film Fest, other than Quibi’s huge bankroll, resides in their missions. While Quibi focuses more on the producers, directors and talent we already know and love, MicroMania Film Fest was created to celebrate the artistry of micro-short storytelling by independent creators and to inspire fresh and innovative filmmaking voices. 

 

“Content under five minutes costs less to produce creating access for diverse perspectives interested in storytelling,” Costello said. “I’m working to make micro-short filmmaking both a means of revenue generation and a point of access into an industry with high barriers for those without connections or funding.”

The catalog boasts 116 films and growing. 

Submissions for the MicroMania Film Festival are open through June 1 on FilmFreeway: www.filmfreeway.com/micromaniafilmfestival

View the films for free at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/micromaniafilmfest

For tax deductible advertising/sponsorship opportunities, contact Lukia Costello at lcostello@tnhmi.org.

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