Bangalore International Short Film Festival

BISFF // Bangalore International Short Film Festival

9th edition

Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2019
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 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.
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Festival website http://www.bisff.in

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Class Founded: 2010
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jan 01, 2019

Early bird deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Regular deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Late deadline: May 31, 2019

Notification date: Jul 01, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 18.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 1.67 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 2017 and not submitted to previous BISFF edition. If the film is found to be produced before this term, it will lead to disqualification. Students need to submit scanned/photocopy of their Student id along with the film to get a concession, else will be disqualified. They need send a scan-copy of the valid student id along with BISFF Submission code to bisffblr@gmail.com
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 2017 and not submitted to previous BISFF edition. If the film is found to be produced before this term, it will lead to disqualification. Students need to submit scanned/photocopy of their Student id along with the film to get a concession, else will be disqualified. They need send a scan-copy of the valid student id along with BISFF Submission code to bisffblr@gmail.com
International Competition Section
Any narrative work of fiction
Karnataka Comeptition Section
Any narrative work of fiction and Non-Animation with a running time of 30 minutes or less, shot inside and produced in Karnataka, India and has the below-mentioned languages will qualify in the Karnataka competition section. The languages considered for this are Kannada, Urdu, Tulu, Konkani and Kodava Takk. The film has to be produced after January 2017 and not submitted to previous BISFF edition. If the film is found to be produced before this term, it will lead to disqualification. Students need to submit scanned/photocopy of their Student id along with the film to get a concession, else will be disqualified. They need send a scan-copy of the valid student id along with BISFF Submission code to bisffblr@gmail.com
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, 2018 for all.
Language: All languages are accepted.
Subtitles: English subtitles are required for all submissions.