KISFF is focused exclusively on short film from emerging and independent, local and international directors. This year the festival will take place over three nights at the 'Msida Bastion Cemetery and Historic Garden' which overlooks the Marsamxett Harbour located within the capital city bastions.

Golden Dot Jury Award
Golden Dot Audience Award

We accept short films up to 30 minutes long (including credits), filmed in any film, video or digital format, completed after 1st January 2022.
You must own the rights, or have permission from the owner, to submit your film.
The festival shall determine the order and date of exhibition of each work. Submissions may also be invited to participate in out-of-competition programs.
Films must be submitted through FilmFreeway. Secure online screeners should be submitted with the application. The materials must be presented with English subtitles.
There is no limit to the amount of films that a filmmaker or producer may register. Commercial work, and political propaganda are not accepted
A synopsis of the film and a biography of the director, both in English, are to be submitted with each entry.
Fees are non refundable.
The festival does not pay screening fees.
The jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Overall Rating
  • Such a great festival, you can feel the community and the space is so gorgeous. A beautiful time!

    August 2023
  • An honour to be part of this Film Festival. Well done for the organisation and selected films.

    December 2021