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Giphy is hosting a film festival for movies 18 seconds or less

Get your GIFs ready.

GIPHY, a major GIF search engine, is hosting the first ever GIPHY Film Fest where filmmakers will screen micro-films that are 18 seconds or less.

"Within 18 seconds or 6 seconds you can have a full horror movie, a romantic comedy or a melodrama," GIPHY spokesperson Tiffany Vazquez told Quartz. "The first films ever made were microfilms, and they didn't have sound."

The film festival, which will be held in New York this November, will also award a grand prize winner with $10,000, a five-year Squarespace website subscription, and the chance to guest curate an official playlist on Spotify. The submission window opened on Aug. 15 and will last until Sept. 27.

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