Ivano-Frankivsk International Short Film Festival 4:3 is an non-profit film festival which takes place annually in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

The festival focuses on the niche of the 4:3 aspect ratio. The goal of the festival is to increase the audience of independent cinema in Prykarpattia region, to popularize the 4:3 format which recently has been increasingly used by authors as a meaningful aesthetic solution.

The festival is dedicated to presenting current Ukrainian and international film productions in 4:3 aspect ratio: docs, fiction, animated, experimental films and music videos.

The idea of holding the festival arose due to the vacuum of such initiatives in the city, as well as the desire to create a more "grassroots" than "official" event that would promote current Ukrainian and international cinema and would be open to local communities.

Ivano-Frankivsk International Short Film Festival 4:3 has two competition programs: National and International. The competition films will be evaluated by the jury and awarded with the main competition prize. Each member of the jury can award one film with a special mention.

Please, notice that there are no cash prizes, the winners of the main prizes will receive original trophies.

The films eligible for the selection should meet the following criteria:

- 4:3 aspect ratio throughout the film's runtime;
- completed after January 1, 2023 (except music videos);
- English subtitles;
- under 30’;

For Ukrainian authors who are going to submit their films / videos in the Architecture and Urbanism and Music Video categories: send us a request by email (, we will send an entry fee waiver code, so you can submit for free.

Additional conditions:

- we do accept student works;
- you can submit as many works as you want;
- feel free to request a waiver code if you can explain the reason for it;
- the person submitting the film gives their permission to screen the film during the festival and during other events promoting the festival arranged by the organiser.

Fees and deadlines:

Early Bird Deadline - January 31, 2024 (free of charge)
Regular Deadline - May 15, 2024 (5$ student fee, 10$ standard fee)
Late Bird Deadline - June 21, 2024 (10$ student fee, 15$ standard fee)

Overall Rating
  • Great film festival, good communication with organisers, interesting events and networking. Thanks ♥️

    September 2022
  • Really fantastic communication throughout, brilliant team and an honour to be selected. Lots to follow along with on social media during the festival, which was great as we couldn’t make it in person, Thank you!

    September 2022
  • Bayu Kusuma

    Great festival, happy to be included in here.

    May 2022
  • Sofiia Kozlova

    It was really an awesome experience!

    October 2021
  • Jose GP

    A new great festival for all movies with 4.3 aspect ratio. Awesome communication.

    October 2021