The Festival

The BIG MINI MEDIA FESTIVAL is a two-day event hosted by the Media Arts Department of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. The festival recognizes the best long and short form documentary, experimental, short form narrative and Super Short video productions created with the MiniDV and digital formats. Short- and feature-length screenplays are also in competition and rewarded - though not read nor performed during the festival itself.

With our twelfth festival, we celebrate a decade of the Big Mini Media Festival and as always, continue to encourage filmmakers of all genres and technical levels to submit their videos, and again demonstrate this year's festival as an exciting array of independent video.

Festival Theme - "Methods of Distribution in the Digital Age"

Screening Schedule

When & Where: 

The BIG MINI MEDIA FESTIVAL will take place on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Long Island University's Downtown Brooklyn Campus (ten minutes from Wall Street and SoHo). All festival screenings will be held in the LIU-Brooklyn Media Arts Departmentís Spike Lee Video/Film Screening Room (see map).

The festival is free and open to the public. Please enter through the Paramount Theater entrance of LIU at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenue Extension.

Submission Requirement:

Please submit films in one of these formats: DVD (Region 0 or 1, NTSC only), MiniDV (NTSC) or HDV (NTSC).

For more information, please download and read the 2014 entry forms below.

2014 Entry Forms (please download for submissions):

Entry Form Videotape Release


Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2014

Late deadline for submissions: August 22, 2014

We'll notify you of acceptance and awards by October 13, 2014

If you want to submit online,


This event is supported by a grant from Long Island University's John P. McGrath Fund.




Phone:  (718) 488-1052