About Festival

Vilnius 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 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.

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

The 18th edition of the Vilnius Short Film Festival will take place from 15 to 21 January 2025 as a hybrid event – having both on-site screenings in Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities and short film programmes on the local VoD platform. 

Networks and Associations

Short Film Conference
Nordic Baltic Short Film Festivals Network
National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries
European Film Festival Network Young4Film
European Network for Film Discourse The END
Kino kultūros asociacija

Festival History

17th Vilnius Short Film Festival | 2024
16th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2023
15th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2022
14th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2021 (online)
13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2020
11,5th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2018
11th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2017
10th Vilnius International Short Film Festival | 2015