The Incredibly Short Film Festival is a digital festival of looping animated GIF’s (graphic interchage format). Curated and commissioned from around the world, the fest will showcase and celebrate the wonder of GIFs as (incredibly) short format films.

Artists are encouraged to submit their original GIF art animations to the fest. Email them to portlandisff@gmail.com. The deadline is May 5.

A viewing party is planned for the Bob White Theater, 6423 SE Foster Rd, on Saturday, May 29. The party will be free and for all ages. Digital DJ’s will create mixes to sync with the animations.

The ISFF show will be the first of its kind in America and will feature both international and local submissions. Curated by Mark Simpson of LA animation studio Sixty40 and co-directed by The World Bar owner Steven Ward from Sydney, Australia. Chris Barnhart is the local coordinator. He says the goal is “to bring together the digital arts community and showcase the Foster-Powell neighborhood”

More information, including submission requirements, can be found at incrediblyshortfilmfestival.com.