Bangalore International Short Film Festival

BISFF // Bangalore International Short Film Festival

11th edition

Aug 12 - Aug 15, 2022
Estimated
Bangalore, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Culture, Drama, Dramedy, Fantasy, Foreign, Horror, Independent, Melodrama, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Silent movie, Thriller, Underground

Mission / description 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 2020, 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.
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Festival website http://bisff.in/

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Class Founded: 2010
Festival category: A (official A list)
Dates Open call: Feb 01, 2021

Early bird deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Regular deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Late deadline: Apr 30, 2021

Notification date: Jul 01, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 18.30 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 1.70 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 1,000.00 USD
Festival sections
Animation Competition Section
ny narrative work of Animation fiction with a running time of less than 30 minutes, will qualify in the Animation competition section.The film has to be produced after January 2020 and not submitted to previous BISFF edition. If the film is found to be produced before this term, it will lead to disqualification.
Indian Competiton Section
Any narrative work of fiction and Non-Animation with a running time of 30 minutes shot inside and produced in Indian, will qualify in the Indian competition section.The film has to be produced after January 2020 and not submitted to previous BISFF edition. If the film is found to be produced before this term, it will lead to disqualification.
International Competition Section
Any narrative work of fiction and Non-Animation with a running time of 30 minutes shot inside and produced in Indian, will qualify in the Indian competition section.The film has to be produced after January 2020 and not submitted to previous BISFF edition. If the film is found to be produced before this term, it will lead to disqualification.
Let's Include - Inclusion Competition Section
This Section invites filmmakers to share their stories of disability through a short film. We welcome submissions from all filmmakers, ranging from the professional to the independent, student, or amateur. The filmmaker needs to be above 18 years of age to adult. We welcome entries from filmmakers who have a disability. This does not mean that the filmmakers are required to have a disability to submit. Films may be entered in either the documentary (only on disability) or narrative. Non-documentary films can be of any genre. Genre: Fiction / Documentary (only on disability) Running Time: 30 minutes or less. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits. Production Country: All Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2020, for all. Language: All languages are accepted. Subtitles: English subtitles are required for all submissions
General rules INSTRUCTIONSGenre: 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, 2020 for all.
Language: All languages are accepted.
Subtitles: English subtitles are required for all submissions.