Bangalore International Short Film Festival

BISFF // Bangalore International Short Film Festival

7th edition

Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2018
Bangalore, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Short

Mission / description Roman Polanski, Martin Scorcese, James Cameron, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Girish Kasaravalli, Vidhu Vinod are in truly great company if you are a short filmmaker. Some of the greatest artists of our time have made short films to develop their trademark visual style and explore themes that would recur in their longer feature length films. Exceptionally imagined, tightly scripted, powerfully told short films move audiences, and Suchitra Film Society is proud to come up with a platform to showcase such talent.

Filmmakers from all across the world, students and professionals alike, are encouraged to send their work (short fiction only) that will be curated by some of the best minds in the industry, and screened at BISFF '14 in Bangalore. In its fourth year, BISFF has established itself as a unique audience experience that premieres the best short films in a competition and showcases shorts by past masters. Additionally, the festival offers hands-on filmmaking workshops and features panels with thought leaders in the industry.

Suchitra hopes that BISFF will enable young filmmakers to learn from masters, collaborate with other creators, and offer the film loving public a visual treat like none other.
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Class Founded: 2010
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 01, 2016

Early bird deadline: Mar 31, 2016
Regular deadline: Apr 30, 2016
Late deadline: May 31, 2016

Notification date: Jul 30, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 15.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 1,000.00 USD
Festival sections
Non-Student Competition
Non-Student Non Competiton
Student Competition
Student Non Competition
General rules INSTRUCTIONS
Running Time: 30 minutes or under. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.
Genre: Only fiction short films are accepted.
Formats: A low quality will be accepted as a screener, but HD quality if selected for screening.
Production Country: All
Submissions will be considered in two categories: Student / Non Student (students should submit a copy of their present identity card/letter from school as proof)
Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2015 for all competitions. The festival committee will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the end credits.
Language: English subtitles are required for all submissions.