The 48FILM Project presents the first 48 independent Short Film Festival ONLINE and … It’s not local …It’s GLOBAL!!!

Filmmakers, have you already shoot a short film? #48FILM Project, welcome you and proudly presents the first 48ISFF (48 Independent Short Film Festival)that give equal opportunities to every filmmaker from all over the world. Filmmakers, who has already made any kind of short films will be selected to screen their movies at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. Submit your short movie now.

Open call to submit short movies, from 3 and up to 30 minutes in length, of any genre.Submissions may be from any country.

We want to promote talented filmmakers, and we made the process easy, without formal restrictions on submissions. Will consider all genres and types of short films. Find more here:

Awards & Prizes

$3,000 in cash and prizes
The top 10, 48 ISFF Filmmakers will Screen their short films at the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA in HOLLYWOOD, January 23rd, 2018
Ten of the top 48ISFF movies will be our official selections and will be screened at the DGA in Hollywood!
Get more info here:

Rules & Terms

You can visit our official website and check the rules here:

Please read carefully the following submission requirements before you complete our online entry form.


Films could be premiered anywhere in the world, however, we give priority and preference to films that haven’t yet premiered in Los Angeles. So, don’t wait to submit your film.
If your film is selected, we will ask you to email us a higher resolution through
You can also submit multiple entries (with different movies) but you must complete a separate entry form and pay the entry fee for each film.
Films must have been completed anytime in the last 3 years. (From December 31, 2014, until September 2017)
Non-English films will be also accepted but must have English subtitles.
Do NOT send Press kits or extra materials.


Early Deadline: December 31, 2016
Regular Deadline: September 30, 2017
Late Deadline: December 17, 2017


Shorts under 30 minutes, for each entry:

Early Deadline: $39.99
Regular Deadline: $59.99
Late Deadline: $74.99


Film selection for the 48 Independent Short Film Festival will be made by the screening committee headed by the creator and executive producer of our festival, Mr. Francesco Vitali.
Filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.


Best Film of 48ISFF
Best Foreign Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Cinematographer