About the Festival


The International Shorts Film Festival (ISFF) is a not-for-profit festival promoting short films along with the filmmakers who make them. Inaugurated in 2018, we are dedicated to the celebration of short films.


After the inaugural festival screenings in Melbourne, Australia, in 2018 the concept of the ISFF is to offer additional screenings of winning films in cities around the world. 

Judging takes place in November by a panel of judges, with winners announced in December. The festival is open to all filmmakers.


Films are selected and judged on two criteria; the quality of the work as well as the your ambition. A panel of three judges carefully review every film. We are full inclusive, do not censor work and have no other restrictions on your submission. We encourage all filmmakers to submit their films, regardless of ethnicity, religion or worldview. All genres are extremely welcome!


All films accepted into 'Official Selection' will be nominated for awards, and we will screen all the winning films in front of a live audience.


Amazing stories and independent short films deserves a larger audience, which is why International Shorts was born. We look forward to your participation as filmmakers in 2018.


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