48 Independent Short Film Festival from the creators of the 48FILM Project, 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 have already made any short films will be selected to screen their movies at the Directors Guild of America Theatre One in Hollywood. Submit your short film now and compete for the Best 48ISFF Award.

You can submit short movies from 3 and up to 30 minutes in length. We are accepting 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. We will consider all genres and types of short films. Find more here: https://www.48isff.com

$5,000 in cash and prizes!

The top winning, 48ISFF Films will compete for the Grand Prize and Awards and will be screen at the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA Theatre One, in HOLLYWOOD, the following year.

Also, the chosen movies of the Golden Tix submission will be screen in special screening as official selections at the DGA Theatre Two, in Hollywood!

Official Selections don't compete for the Grand Prizes.

Get more info here: https://www.48isff.com

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, and beyond.)

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


Early Deadline: March 31, 2021
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2021
Late Deadline: September 30, 2021


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 Production

Check our rules in details at our official website: www.48isff.com