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OPEN CALL TO 16TH VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

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. 

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is inviting filmmakers from all around the world to submit their short films to the upcoming 16th 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 2021. In response to the Russian aggression and the invasion of Ukraine, the Festival boycotts any associations with any entity, organisation or production that is backed, funded and endorsed by the Russian state, and therefore banns submissions of films produced or co-produced by Russian Federation. Films can be submitted only via www.shortfilmdepot.com platform. 

Each year Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds the International Competition, which involves around 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. VISFF organises International and National Competition with three awards – Festival Grand Prix, Best International Short Film and Best Lithuanian Short Film. 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 sponsors – Lithuanian Film Centre.

 

Festival dates: 18–24 January 2023

Location: Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities / virtual platforms

 

International Competition:

Early Bird Deadline: 20 June 2022 (FREE)
Final Deadline: 20 July 2022 (5 EUR)

 

National Competition:

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

 

REGULATIONS

SUBMIT HERE

 

FESTIVAL CONTACTS

E-mail: programming@filmshorts.lt