Bengaluru International Short Film Festival

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Event Type

Film Festival with Screenings

Years Running

9 Years


Anand Varadaraj

Favorite talks

You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so. Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create. After the tremendous success that was BISFF 2018, we are all set to host the 9th edition in August. Just as every year, this is an attempt to understand the medium a little better and go a little further in inventing new forms of storytelling as filmmakers. The festival showcases shorts from across the world, creating a physical space for a great audience experience and bringing together a keen audience for the filmmakers. BISFF also exhibits works by past masters who have dabbled in short filmmaking that today is viewed as an art form that needs a unique approach. Additionally, the festival presents talks and panel discussions with leading thinkers and industry practitioners, enabling budding makers to interact with the best in the industry. BISFF also includes hands on learning experiences in workshops and demonstrations by professionals, putting together an exclusive audience experience and perhaps space for makers to find what they are looking for.

Awards & Prizes

International Short Film Award Indian Short Film Award Karnataka Short Film Award Animation Short Film Award

Rules & Terms

NSTRUCTIONS Genre: Only fiction short films are accepted Running Time: 30 minutes or less. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits. Formats: Video Link (any digital format) Production Country: All Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2018 for all. Language: All languages are accepted. Subtitles: English subtitles are required for all submissions.

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Dates & Deadlines

  • Opening Date

  • Regular Deadline

  • Event Date

Categories & Fees

  • Animation, Short,
  • Entry Fees : Rs. 1000