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, not only screening European but also global professional short films made by the upcoming generation of talented filmmakers.

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 16th edition of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival took place from 18 to 24 January 2023 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