VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (VISFF) 2022

Vilnius - Lithuania

From January 12, 2022 to January 18, 2022


VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ŠILTADARŽIO STR. 6,
LT01124 VILNIUS,
LITHUANIA

+37062835040

office@filmshorts.lt

www.filmshorts.lt

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Vilnius International Short Film Festival (VISFF) is one of the biggest short film festivals in the Baltic countries, presenting the newest and best short films from all around the world.

Established in 2006, the festival has become a unique platform in Lithuania, not only screening European but also global professional short films made by the upcoming generation of talented filmmakers.

Each year Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds the International Competition, which involves about 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. The festival also features several special non-competition programmes - retrospectives, kids programme and special theme-based short film selections.

The 15th edition of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival is currently being planned as a hybrid event - having both on-site screenings and short film programmes on local VoD platforms.

VISFF is organized by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS.

Selected films for the International Competition are considered by the 3-member International Jury. VISFF organises International Competition with three awards as following:
- Best Short Fiction
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Short Animation


Opening submissions: May 4, 2021
Free earlybird deadline: June 30, 2021 Free
Final deadline: August 2, 2021 5 EUR
Notification of results: October 31, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 January 2020
2) Maximum duration: 30 min.
3) Country of production: all countries (except Lithuania)
4) Screening format: Digital file (Quicktime 1080p), DCP format (Scope)
5) Accepted genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid
6) Screening copies: Each selected film must provide two screening copies - digital file with English subtitles (burned-in) and without subtitles (clean file), together with subtitles file (.srt) or dialogue list in English by the deadline set by the organisers.
7) Withdraw: Submissions may not be withdrawn from the festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the festival.
8) Hybrid edition: The 15th edition of the VISFF is currently being planned as a hybrid event. The Festival programs will be available online parallel to the screenings in cinemas. Should your film be selected for the Festival, the Festival will inform the rights holders of such developments and seek the necessary permission.




 Regulations (PDF)


NATIONAL COMPETITION

Vilnius International Short Film Festival (VISFF) is one of the biggest short film festivals in the Baltic countries, presenting the newest and best short films from all around the world.

Established in 2006, the festival has become a unique platform in Lithuania, not only screening European but also global professional short films made by the upcoming generation of talented filmmakers.

Each year Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds the International Competition, which involves about 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. The festival also features several special non-competition programmes - retrospectives, kids programme and special theme-based short film selections.

The 15th edition of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival is currently being planned as a hybrid event - having both on-site screenings and short film programmes on local VoD platforms.


VISFF is organized by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS.

Selected films for the National Competition are considered by the 3-member International Jury. VISFF organizes National Competition with the main award - Best Lithuanian Short Film.


Opening submissions: May 4, 2021
Free earlybird deadline: June 30, 2021 Free
Final deadline: August 2, 2021 5 EUR
Notification of results: October 31, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 January 2020
2) Maximum duration: 30 min.
3) Country of production: Lithuania (In case of co-production, a film is eligible if it shows a majority co-production with 50% Lithuanian participation)
4) Screening format: Digital file (Quicktime 1080p), DCP format (Scope)
5) Accepted genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid
6) Screening copies: Each selected film must provide two screening copies - digital file with English subtitles (burned-in) and without subtitles (clean file), by the deadline set by the organisers.
7) Withdraw: Submissions may not be withdrawn from the festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the festival.
8) Hybrid edition: The 15th edition of the VISFF is currently being planned as a hybrid event. The Festival programs will be available online parallel to the screenings in cinemas. Should your film be selected for the Festival, the Festival will inform the rights holders of such developments and seek the necessary permission.


 Regulations (PDF)