Bengaluru International Short Film Festival (14)

Bengaluru International Short Film Festival


01 Feb 2024
Call for entries

29 Feb 2024
Early deadline

31 Mar 2024
Standard deadline

30 Apr 2024
Late deadline

20 May 2024
Festival closed

01 Jul 2024
Notification date

08 Aug 2024
18 Aug 2024


Girinagar, Banashankari 3 stage,  560085, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

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Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 08 August 2024      Festival end: 18 August 2024

You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so. Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create. 

After the tremendous success that was BISFF 2023, we are all set to host the 11th edition. Just as every year, this is an attempt to understand the medium a little better and go a little further in inventing new forms of storytelling as filmmakers.

The festival showcases shorts from across the world, creating a physical space for a great audience experience and bringing together a keen audience for the filmmakers. BISFF also exhibits works by past masters who have dabbled in short filmmaking that today is viewed as an art form that needs a unique approach. Additionally, the festival presents talks and panel discussions with leading thinkers and industry practitioners, enabling budding makers to interact with the best in the industry. BISFF also includes hands-on learning experiences in workshops and demonstrations by professionals, putting together an exclusive audience experience and perhaps space for makers to find what they are looking for.  

International Competition Section
Indian Competition Section
Animation Competition Section
Inclusion Competition Section

Genre: Only fiction short films are accepted

Running Time: 30 minutes or less. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.

Formats: Video Link (any digital format)

Production Country: All

Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2023 for all.

language: All languages are accepted.

subtitles: english subtitles are required for all submissions.



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