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Cardora Film Festival

Cardora Film Festival shows high quality, charming and beautiful story-driven micro-movies and short films for adults and children. Open to everyone.

What we are looking for:

Cardora Film Festival aims to find the best micro-movies from around the world! We are looking for movies which are about one minute long and we have frequent festivals. The Cardora Film Festival features charming, intriguing and intelligent stories or some kind of vignette or tableau vivant (about 30 seconds – 2 mins long) with high audio and video production values which are suitable for for adults and children. The Cardora Film Festival is non-exclusive and you can submit films from your back catalogue and which have already been on the web or in other film festivals. You can enter any movie that you have ever made! It just needs to be in a format that can be shown on the web and you must hold all the rights to the picture and sound. You can even re-edit movies in your catalogue to fit the time requirement of Cardora. (Please no ads or commercials.) We will accept movies from filmmakers anywhere in the world and in any language or no language at all, but for the moment, if there is dialogue in a language other than English, please offer a version that includes sub-titles. Films can be live action or animation or a mixture.

Winning movies will be shown in two places.

  1. Community Cinema Screening
  2. as an archive

Community Cinema screenings are either a full program of shorts which will take place in community spaces and advertised locally. They will start in Buckinghamshire. Or be as a program of shorts before for a feature movie screenings by Community Cinema Societies. There will be an archive of festival winners on which is a platform for movie distribution, viral promotion which all winners can use. These are Cardora Moviecards. Films accepted into the Cardora Film Festival can be sent as Cardora Moviecards by the filmmakers to promote their work and by Cardora members. Cardora Moviecards is an online personalized moviecard service offering high quality, charming and beautiful story-driven micro-movies. Cardora can help you build your audience in preparation for crowdfunding and traditional finance raising and help with packaging by attracting talent. A potentially very large audience could see your work and it could even go viral.

Rules & Terms

Movie Requirements To Apply:

  1. Movies should ideally be about a minute long – but don’t panic if yours is longer (or shorter), if it is really engaging
  2. Movies must have some charm or wit, intelligence and beauty
  3. Movies must be appropriate for people of all ages and and therefore must NOT contain violence, nastiness, foul language or explicit sex. Also NO ads or commercials
  4. Mhere may be a proper story, but there doesn’t have to be. For instance, movies can be a tableau vivant, beautiful nature shots with music, an illustrated poem, a quirky animation
  5. Movies must have excellent sound quality. They may have dialogue and/or music or be silent or just have sound effects. Movies may be in any language, though if not in English, a version with English subtitles must be supplied
  6. Movies may be live action or animation or a mixture
  7. We prefer films to be 1080p, but we will accept 720p

Cardora is non-exclusive, so it is OK if your film is on YouTube, Vimeo or any website or has been in other festivals or been seen by the public before. We will accept movies from filmmakers anywhere in the world. There is no time limit on when the film was made, so you can submit any film you have ever made. You can also submit as many movies as you like for consideration and we will happily accept all and any films that meet our simple requirements of quality. We want to showcase great micro movies and short films.


All film which are judged to meet our criteria will be accepted. Moviemakers whose works are accepted into the Cardora Film Festival will:

  • be shown at at Community Cinema screening be featured on Cardora Film Festival website film festival page
  • will be kept in the library of winning films
  • get their own bio page and each movie will have its own page where the moviemaker can put production stills and promotional information
  • be able to use and its moviecard function to promote your film
  • Winners will be announced shortly after the deadline day and an announcement will be featured on our film festival page


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