Ivano-Frankivsk International Short Film Festival 4:3 is an non-profit film festival which takes place 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 auteur films 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 & international film productions in 4:3 aspect ratio: docs, fiction, animated, and experimental films.

Early Bird Deadline - March 13, 2023
Regular Deadline - May 1, 2023
Late Bird Deadline - July 1, 2023
Notification Date - August 1, 2023
Festival Dates - August 30 - September 3, 2023

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.

Due to the russian invasion of Ukraine, we inform you that 50% of the funds raised from your film submission will be redirected to the local "Port Frankivsk" Fund which deals with urgent humanitarian issues in the region and the country as a whole.

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

- 4:3 aspect ratio;
- completed after January 1, 2021;
- english subtitles;
- under 30’;

Additional conditions:

- we don’t accept music videos;
- 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 - March 13, 2023 (free of charge)
Regular Deadline - May 1, 2023 (5$ student fee, 10$ standard fee)
Late Bird Deadline - July 1, 2023 (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