Kyiv International Short Film Festival, or simply KISFF, is the biggest regular short film event in Ukraine.

The aim of 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. The festival aims to promote short films in Ukraine and tries to facilitate the integration of Ukrainian cinema into the international context.

The program of the Festival consists of International Competition, National Competition, non-competitive and special screenings, master-classes and meetings with guests and special events. Apart of the official selection, there will be screenings of partner organizations — other festivals, films schools, archives, cultural institutions.

The winners of the International and National Competitions will be selected by the International and National Jury Boards correspondingly. There are minimum 3 international film professionals in each Jury Board. The authors of the winning films will be awarded from the Festival Prize Fund.

There are three main Awards at the Festival: Best Film, Best Director, Audience Award. Jury Board can also award films with ‘Jury Special Mention’ (up to 2 awards).

VI. Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine will take place at April 2017.

KISFF invites 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, 2015. There are no restrictions regarding filmmaker’s age and country of production.

Film admission for Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2017 is open from 1 July 2016 to 28 February 2017.

January 31 is the regular deadline. During the regular deadline the fee of $6 is charged for the films under 15 minutes and the fee of $8 for the films over 15 minutes.

February 28 is the late deadline. During the late deadline the fee of $8 is charged for the films under 15 minutes and the fee of $10 for the films over 15 minutes.

Ukrainian films and works from the educational institutions can be submitted for free by using the services Filmfreeway and Festhome. For more information, click here.