About Festival

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is one of the biggest short film festivals in the Baltic countries, presenting the newest and best short films from all around the world.

Established in 2006, the festival has become a unique platform in Lithuania, screening not only European but also global professional short films made by both emerging and established talents.

Each year Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds the International Competition, which involves about 35 most acknowledged short films from the last two years. There is also a National Competition, which presents a condensed selection of Lithuanian short films. Films are judged and awarded by the International Jury. The festival also features several special non-competition programmes – retrospectives, kids programme and special theme-based short film selections.

VISFF is organized by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS. Main sponsor – Lithuanian Film Centre.

The 17th edition of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival will take place from 17 to 23 January 2024 as a hybrid event – having both on-site screenings in Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities and short film programmes on the local VoD platform. In 2023, the Festival joined Vilnius 700 anniversary celebration programme.

Networks and Associations

National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries
Nordic Baltic Shorts Network
Short Film Conference