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VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (VISFF) 2020

Vilnius - Lithuania

From January 16, 2020 to January 19, 2020


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 the talented filmmakers.

Each year Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds an international short film competition, which involves about 60 most acknowledged short films from the last two years. The films are judged and awarded by an International Jury. There is also a national competition, which presents a condensed selection of Lithuanian short films which are judged and awarded by the National Jury. Last but not least, the festival features retrospectives and special theme-based programmes.

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: June 11, 2019
Free earlybird deadline: August 1, 2019 Free
Final deadline: September 1, 2019 5 EUR
Notification of results: October 31, 2019


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 January, 2018
2) Maximum duration: 30 min.
3) Country of production: all countries (except Lithuania)
4) Screening format: Digital file (Quicktime 1080p), DCP format
5) Accepted genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: All non-English language films must provide English subtitles.


The selection results will be announced by the end of October, 2019.





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 the talented filmmakers.

Each year Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds an international short film competition, which involves about 60 most acknowledged short films from the last two years. The films are judged and awarded by an International Jury. There is also a national competition, which presents a condensed selection of Lithuanian short films which are judged and awarded by the National Jury. Last but not least, the festival features retrospectives and special theme-based programmes.

VISFF is organized by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS.

Selected films of the National Competition are considered by the 3-member National Jury.
VISFF organizes National Competition with the main award as following:
– Best Lithuanian Short Film.


Opening submissions: June 11, 2019
Free earlybird deadline: August 1, 2019 Free
Final deadline: September 1, 2019 5 EUR
Notification of results: October 31, 2019


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 January, 2018
2) Maximum duration: 30 min.
3) Country of production: Lithuania
4) Screening format: Digital file (Quicktime 1080p), DCP format
5) Accepted genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Each selected film must provide a screening copy with English subtitles together with dialogue list in English.


The selection results will be announced by the end of October, 2019.