As if gifs couldn’t get any more popular, GIPHY, the gif search engine, is launching the very first GIPHY Film Festival for filmmakers who are up for the challenge of making an 18 second-or-less short film in the form of an animated gif.
Really. Apparently, at this festival kicking off November 8 in New York City, GIPHY is taking a call for submissions on animated, stop motion or really short narrative shorts.
As the spokesperson for the festival told Quartz: “One of the biggest things to come out in recent years is Vine. People were telling stories and entertaining themselves in six seconds.
There’s really no reason why filmmakers can’t give us compelling, entertaining, profound art within that amount of time, too.”
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