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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Premila Puri

    Honoured to have our short film selected! Very good communication and value! Def recommend,

    April 2019
  • Wonderful festival. Very welcoming with great communication. Definitely recommend!

    March 2019
  • Thanks....CISFF
    You are appreciate my short film.

    March 2019
  • Rishaya Palkhivala

    Very strange experience. Got a notification via Film Freeway saying that my film had made it to the position of 'Semi Finalist'. I got no communication from the festival itself. I thought that meant that the festival would communicate to me if the film would become a finalist for the screening. A few weeks later, I realised the film festival was going on in Chennai and I saw that my film was part of the schedule. Very unprofessional.

    March 2019
  • Esteban Carbajal

    Was very proud and honored to be selected as a Finalist in this great festival!
    You are very professional, punctual and fantastic communication. Excellent job!
    Wish we could participate again !
    https://youtu.be/hVEsyf_UsQ8

    March 2019