Carmel international short film festival (2)


17 Jun 2021
Call for entries

05 Jul 2021
Festival closed

10 Aug 2021
Notification date

21 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021


Rackefet 7,  3093023, Zikhron Yaakov, Israel, Israel

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 21 September 2021      Festival end: 24 September 2021

The annual 2nd CARMEL international short film festival is taking place at the picturesque town of Zikhron Yaakov, on the Carmel mountain, near the mediterranean sea in Israel. Screening will take place in magical historical venues. Our aim is to promote short films and new media - fiction, documentary, animation and VR. International section divided to panorama (non competitive) and competitive awarding prizes of 1k NIS,
Student's movies will be considered to panorama ONLY.

Elazar prize for Best int' fiction short film. 300 USD

Elazar prize for Best int' documentary short film. 300 USD

Elazar prize for Best int' animation short film. 1k 300 USD

21-06-2021 Update: Doe to extremely high ratio of Spanish submissions among other nationalities. We kindly ask Spanish filmmakers not to submit your work to the festival. As for 22-06-2021 Submissions from Spain movies is closed.
Films submitted until 21-06-2021 will be considered.

1.CISFF accept submissions to the following categories:


First Prize for each category stands on 1k NIS (300USD)

CISFF keep the right to decide which film will take place at the competition section or in Panorama section (Non competitive) length between 1 min to 30 min

3.The Entrant/s submitting the film must hold all legal rights for the submission, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition.

4.The Filmmaker/s retain/s all submission and intellectual property rights.

5. The Filmmaker/s is/are responsible for making sure all submission materials are submitted by the submission deadline indicated. If your film does not arrive or is not uploaded by the deadline for which you have registered, you may be required to pay submission fee or withdrawn.

6.Subtitles must be in English.

7. CISFF reserves the right to use images and parts from video trailer from films selected in the Festival for marketing purposes.

8.Only films finished from 2020 and 2021 can be considered

9.An Israeli director or production company cannot submit as an international film

10.Online screening is limited to Israel only.

11.Students films are warmly welcome but will be considered to the Panorama (non competitive )only

12.Applicants acknowledge that CISFF reserves the right to change the nature of screenings and events.

13.Films submitted to CISFF at the past can not be submitted again

These option can not be considered as short film:

1. previews and advertising films

2. sequences from feature-length films, such as credit sequences

3. unaired episodes of established TV series

4. unsold TV series pilots



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