Call for entries for the 15th Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now open

Applications 2021-05-03

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is inviting filmmakers from all around the world to submit their short films to the upcoming 15th edition. Every year the festival presents two competition programmes – International and National. Eligible for entry are short fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre films up to 30 min. produced from the 1st of January 2020. Films can be submitted only via platform. Submission deadline: 2 August.

Vilnius International Short Film Festival (VISFF) is one of the biggest short film festivals in the Baltic countries. Established in 2006, VISFF has become a unique platform in Lithuania, screening thoroughly selected 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 around 40 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. VISFF organises International Competition with three awards – Best Short Fiction, Best Short Documentary and Best Short Animation; and National Competition with the Best Lithuanian Short Film award. The festival also features several special non-competition programmes – retrospectives, kids programme and special theme-based short film selections.

The 15th edition of Vilnius International Short Film Festival will take place between 12-18 January 2022, in a hybrid format having screenings on-site and virtually.

VISFF is organized by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS, main sponsors – Lithuanian Film Centre, Vilnius City Municipality. More information about the open call for submissions: here.

Submission to VISFF:

  • Submission is available only via HERE.
  • Submission deadline: early bird deadline: 30 June (free); final deadline: 2 August (5 Eur).
  • The festival does not require any premiere status.
  • Festival’s regulations: here.
  • The selection results will be announced by the end of October 2021.For more information contact