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

Filmmakers, have you already shoot a short film? 48ISFF, welcome you and proudly presents the International Short Film Festival that gives 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:

$5,000 in cash and prizes
The top 20, 48 ISFF Filmmakers will Screen their short films at the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA in HOLLYWOOD, the following year.
The top winners of the 48ISFF movies will be our official selections and will be screened at the DGA in Hollywood!
Get more info here:

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

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


Films could be premiered anywhere in the world. However, we give priority and preference to movies 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.
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 three years. (From January 1, 2016, until November 2019)

Non-English films will also be accepted but must have English subtitles.
Do NOT send Press kits or extra materials.


Early Deadline: February 28, 2019
Regular Deadline: September 30, 2019
Late Deadline: December 22, 2019


Shorts under 30 minutes, for each entry:

Early Deadline: $69.99
Regular Deadline: $79.99
Late Deadline: $89.99


Film selection for the 48 Independent Short Film Festival will going through the judging process 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 Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble

Check our rules in details at our official website: