Kyiv International Short Film Festival ()


20 Jun 2019
Call for entries

31 Jan 2020
Standard deadline

29 Feb 2020
Late deadline

29 Feb 2020
Festival closed

22 Mar 2020
Notification date

22 Apr 2020
26 Apr 2020


Shota Rustaveli 19,  01011, Kyiv, -, Ukraine

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 April 2020      Festival end: 26 April 2020

KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (#KISFF) is largest short film festival in Ukraine.

The widest panorama of contemporary short films, classical and latest achievements of Ukrainian cinema, special events and world premieres, educational and professional sections — all in our five-day marathon in the city center.

It’s a happening for those who is fond of real cinema – the most important art for us!

Best International Film
Best Ukrainian Film
Audience Award

*Film schools are eligible for a free submission. Please ask us for a promo code at

**Please note that all submissions are carefully checked on its correspondence to a picked category. If you chose a wrong category you will be asked to re-submit your film using the right one.

VII Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine will take place in April 2019.

The aim of Kyiv International Short Film Festival (KISFF) is to present the wide range of short films from all around the globe, created by professional filmmakers as well as by filmschool students or independent filmmakers, and to develop a space for presentation Ukrainian cinema and for communication and experience exchange between Ukrainian and International directors and artists.

We invite all kind of short films with the duration up to 30 minutes to be submitted for the selection. Ukrainian premieres are preferred.

The films must be created not earlier than January 1, 2017. There are no restrictions regarding filmmaker’s age and country of production.


You are eligible for a free submission if you are:
1. film school representative, submitting films of your students
2. Ukrainian filmmaker

If you are an individual filmmaker (not from Ukraine) or a distribution company, you can submit your film using filmfreeway with following submission fees:

1. for films under 15 minutes: $6 for regular deadline (ends on January 31st) and $8 for late deadline (ends on February 28th)
2. for films over 15 minutes: $8 for regular deadline (ends on January 31st) and $10 for late deadline (ends on February 28th)

The payment is to be done at Festhome web-site.


To submit your film you need to fill in the entry form online and specify the preview (vimeo/youtube) or download (wetransfer/dropbox) link while completing the application. It is possible for every director to submit 3 films only.

Films may be submitted by the filmmakers, producers, distributors or other legal representatives. The submitter of the film should be a person that has the legal right to negotiate the use of this work with KISFF.

Entry deadline is February 28th.


Films are chosen by KISFF’s selection committee. The authors of selected films will be notified about the results one month prior to the Festival by email. In case of selection, the submitter will be asked to send the screening copy/data file, film stills, director’s portrait, English dialogue list as well as printed out and signed entry form to the Festival’s address or email.

Selected films will be screened in Kyiv during the Festival not more than twice and the best works will be included in the selection for screening during tour in Ukrainian cities.

The director of each film will be invited to Kyiv with accommodation provided for all the dates of the Festival.


The program consists of one competition category, a variety of non-competition categories and thematic categories, as well as workshops and Q&As. Besides official selection the Festival program will also include the selections of festival-partners and filmschools.

The best films of the competition program will be selected by International Jury, their authors will receive prizes.

Three main awards will be given to the winning films: Best Film Award, Best Director Award, Audience Award and two of more Special Mentions.

By submitting the entry form you accept all terms and conditions stated in the present regulations.

Postal address:
Kyrylo Marikutsa
Shota Rustaveli str 19



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