The First Annual Small Files Media Festival

August 10-20, 2020
Vancouver, Canada, and streaming at low bandwidth worldwide on our Vimeo platform.
$1 membership, and by donation
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The First Annual Small File Media Festival celebrates low-bandwidth movies that stream with no damage to the planet! We received over 100 submissions from around the world. Animation! GIFs! Low frame rates! Datamoshing! Still images with sound! Movies made with “obsolete” technologies! Websites! Executable files! Very short movies! And movies creatively compressed into small files. We’ve got narrative, documentary, and experimental movies. We’ve got cat videos! We’ve got porn—because streaming porn is responsible for 0.3% of greenhouse gas emissions!

Live-streaming events:
Opening festivities, August 10, 2 p.m. PDT
Awards ceremony, August 20, 2 p.m. PDT
Small-file production round-table, time and date TBA



A festival that highlights the impact of streaming media by celebrating low bandwidth artist films that stream with no environmental.