Juried collection of short films including comedy, drama, documentary, and more. Every season there are stunning animated films, moving documentary shorts, and thought-provoking narratives included in the tour. The Festival is an annual juried competition, which travels to audiences where they live. The tour begins the first weekend in February, and continues through November. While most festivals have a week of screenings in one place, filmmakers in the Black Maria tour know that their work will be seen numerous times by audiences in diverse settings across the US and abroad. Black Maria features new short works in all genres, and is open to filmmakers internationally.