International Short Film Festival Canton (7)


26 Jan 2019
Call for entries

01 Feb 2019
Early deadline

01 Apr 2019
Standard deadline

01 Aug 2019
Late deadline

01 Aug 2019
Extended deadline


01 Sep 2019
Notification date

15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019


Shi Guang Road, Shiqiao Area, Panyu District,  511400, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Festival description
Short Films >1' 60'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 15 October 2019      Festival end: 18 October 2019

Founded in 2013, the 1895 Film Society provides monthly screenings for students, staff, alumni and external guests at the Guangdong Literary & Art Vocational College. We present a wide range of contemporary and classic cinema, including blockbusters, indie productions, cult classics, arthouse & foreign films. We also host Q&As and film premieres, as well as screenings of selected works from local filmmakers.

Since its foundation, the Society has been hosting a yearly film festival (also known as the ‘International Short Film Festival Canton’). The Festival is entirely lead by students and provides its attendees a cinema-grade projection quality and an unmissable discovery and networking opportunity. The Festival aims at showcasing the highest-quality and most original short film productions. ISFFC has had the honor of providing opportunities and making known the budding filmmakers every year to an inclusive future. ISFFC is proud that for years it has been the exposure for numerous filmmakers on their journey as a professional filmmaker.

We are thrilled to announce the start of the Seventh International Short Film Festival Canton happening October 15th through the 18th, 2019 at the beautiful Guo Lanying Opera House in Panyu, Guangzhou. (ISFFC takes 7 years, but it is the first edition of the international short film competition.)

The festival will screen more than 100 short fictions, short documentaries, short animations etc. of filmmakers, students and teams.

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

ISFFC is an IMDb Award-listing qualifying festival! All winners will receive IMDB winning accreditation and an official awards certificate.

Best Short Film
Special Mention
Audience Award

• Films should be produced within the years 2015 to 2019.

• Films must have English subtitles.

• Films quality below HD will not be approved

• ISFFC welcomes any film in any genre, under 60 minutes in length.

• Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via Festhome.

• The organizers reserve the right to change the date, venue and rules of the festival.

• Filmmakers whose films are selected by the festival will be informed through email.



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