International Shorts Film Festival

December 3 – 7, 2018
Event Date

A non-profit festival promoting short films and the filmmakers who make them. Opening in 2018, the International Shorts Film Festival (ISFF) is dedicated to the celebration of short films. Judging takes place in October and screenings take place in Melbourne, Australia, before awards are announced in December. The festival is open to all filmmakers, across the world.

Films are selected and judged on two criteria; the quality of the work as well as the your ambition. 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!

We will screen all the accepted films in front of a live audience. Since it is a five-day festival with multiple sessions, we can show only a limited number of short films. However, all the accepted films will be nominated for awards.

Amazing stories deserve theater exhibition 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.

Awards & Prizes
- Best Film
- Best Short Film
- Best Drama
- Best Comedy
- Best Horror
- Best LGBTIQ Short Film
- Best Performance
- Best Directing
- Best Writing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Adult or Erotic Film
- Best Documentary Short Subject

Rules & Terms
Festival Rules:

- International Shorts Film Festival (ISFF) is open to all filmmakers.

- All submissions must agree to have a film's promotional material, including a film's poster and artwork, used by the International Shorts Film Festival (ISFF) in order to promote the submitted film and filmmaker.

Category Rules:

- Best Film: Any film may be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Film' and can be any length. All submissions are automatically entered considered in the 'Best Performance', 'Best Director', 'Best Writing' and 'Best Cinematography' categories. Documentaries will be considered in this category.

- Best Short Film: to be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Short Film' a work must be no longer than 30 minutes. All submissions are automatically entered considered in the 'Best Performance', 'Best Director', 'Best Writing' and 'Best Cinematography' categories. No documentaries will be considered in this category.

- Best Drama: to be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Drama' a work must be dramatic in nature, and no longer than 30 minutes.

- Best Comedy: to be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Comedy' a work must be comedic in nature, and no longer than 30 minutes.

- Best Horror: to be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Horror' a work must be horrific in nature, and no longer than 30 minutes.

- Best LGBTIQ Short Film: to be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best LGBTIQ Short Film' a work must associate with the LGBTIQ communities in theme, and no longer than 30 minutes.

- Best Performance: all performances from films submitted into the 'Best Short Film' category will be automatically considered in this category. This is a gender-neutral category with no submission fee.

- Best Director: all directors of work submitted into 'Best Short Film' and 'Best Documentary Short Subject' will be automatically considered in this category. This is a gender-neutral category with no submission fee.

- Best Writing: all writer of work submitted into 'Best Short Film' and 'Best Documentary Short Subject' will be automatically considered in this category. This is a gender-neutral category with no submission fee.

- Best Cinematography: all cinematographers of work submitted into'Best Short Film' and 'Best Documentary Short Subject' will be automatically considered in this category. This is a gender-neutral category with no submission fee.

- Best Adult or Erotic Film: To be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Adult or Erotic Film' a work must be adult or erotic in nature.

- Best Documentary Short Subject: to be eligible to submit to the category for 'Best Documentary Short Subject', the work must be non-fiction and no longer than 30 minutes. All submissions are automatically entered considered in the 'Best Director', 'Best Writing' and 'Best Cinematography' categories.

Website: 
http://www.internationalshorts.org/

Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair