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. It is a unique platform presenting a diverse program of over 80 short films, featuring both emerging and established talents from around the world. In addition to the International and National competition programs, the Festival offers a variety of special programs, including retrospectives of both European and Lithuanian filmmakers, film nights, theme-based short films, programs curated for senior audiences, and selections of films for children.

Vilnius ISFF is now accepting submissions for its two competitions – International and National. A call is open to short films from every country (except for Russian Federation), of all production techniques and genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental or hybrid) from low to high budgets. Films must not exceed 30 min. and must have been completed after 1 January 2022. Submissions can only be made via the platform.

Films in the competitions are judged by esteemed International Jury which gives out three prizes: Festival Grand Prix, Best International Short Film, and Best Lithuanian Short Film. Each winner is awarded with a monetary prize.






International Competition

Early Bird Deadline: 31 May (FREE)
Final Deadline: 15 July (5 EUR)

National Competition

Early Bird Deadline: 30 June (FREE)
Final Deadline: 15 August (5 EUR)

Selection results will be announced by 15 November 2023.


The 17th edition of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival will take place on 17–23 January 2024 as a hybrid event: films will be screened on-site in Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities as well as on local VoD platform (geo-blocked to Lithuanian territory).

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