Chennai International Short Film Festival has been started by persons having long associations with film festivals under the aegis of Chennai Academy of Motion Picture, a non-profit trust to promote good cinema to the film enthusiasts of Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur film makers alike. With proliferation of high quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort.

CISFF is the unique event in India which showcases talents to short film making. It is the only annual International Short Film Festival happening in India with awards in all categories.

6th Chennai International Short Film Festival -2019 (16th to 24th February 2019)

Awards & Prizes

The Jury will announce the awards during awards function (24th February 2019 @ 6.30 pm)

2.1 Animation awards :

The Best Short Animation award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 20,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer

2.2 Documentary Awards:

The Best Short Documentary award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 20,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer.

2.3. Best Short Fiction Award:

The Best Short Fiction award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 20,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer.

Regulations:

The Festival is meant for short films of maximum 20 minutes duration and will have the following sections

i) World Competition for short fiction films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2017
ii) World Competition for Short documentary films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2017
iii) World Competition for short animation films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2017
v) World Cinema films (Short / documentary / animation films of maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2017
v) Country Focus (films from one or two countries & duration will be restricted to maximum 20 minutes each film)
vi) Special section (tributes / homage/country focus etc)

Overall Rating
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  • Mehmet Tığlı

    Perfect communication and amazing festival. I recommend it to all short filmmakers.

    April 2018
  • Vinay Pujara

    Great feedback & reviews from the festival after screening. Honored to have screened my film at CISFF.

    March 2018
  • It was great to have one of our clients selected here - always a pleasure to get work further afield on the festival circuit.

    March 2018
  • Great festival. Thank you very much for selecting my short film LIBERATION.

    March 2018
  • Burak Dogan

    Very good quality festival. Thank you so much for the Festival Director Mr.Srinivasa Santhanam. My short documentary was selected second best documentary. My award came from India to Turkey. Thanks again. Good luck for new festivals.

    August 2017