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.

7th Chennai International Short Film Festival -2019 (15th to 22nd February 2020)

Awards & Prizes

The Jury will announce the awards during awards function (22nd February 2020 @ 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
2nd and 3rd place will get the trophies and certificates.

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.
2nd and 3rd place will get the trophies and certificates.

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.
2nd and 3rd place will get the trophies and certificates.

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 2018
ii) World Competition for Short documentary films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2018
iii) World Competition for short animation films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2018
v) World Cinema films (Short / documentary / animation films of maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2018
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)

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  • Javid Farahani

    Dear

    I’m honored to be announced that my short film “Under the Blade” got accepted in such a good festival.

    Thank you very much

    June 2020
  • Marc Pascual

    They should improve the communication with the selected films.

    March 2020
  • Super thrilled to have been selected in the Chennai International Short Film Festival. My feature had been received really well in the city as well :)

    March 2020
  • geng wei

    Thank you again for giving me this opportunity.
    I wish you all the best.

    March 2020
  • l am very proud to be in part of this film festival thank you..

    March 2020